Sharon Blair, PhD
Sharon is an entrepreneurial technology development professional, with more than eleven years experience as an executive in early stage companies. She is passionate about technical innovation, with superior knowledge and experience in all aspects of technology development and in-depth knowledge of patenting, licensing, corporate IP strategy, planning, budgeting as well as government funding. She has worked with or co-founded Tekion Inc., Lightyear Technologies Inc. and Rend Technologies Ltd. and holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University.
Rick Davis, CA
Mr. Frederick (Rick) Davis is the CFO of Pinnacle Pellet Inc., a world leader in wood pellet manufacture and global distribution. He was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation, the world’s largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry. With aircraft operating in more than 30 countries worldwide and $1 billion in revenue, CHC is listed on both the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Mr. Davis brings a broad range of business experience and finance expertise that he has developed during CHC’s rapid growth to $1 billion dollars revenue in recent years, which will be very valuable to MagPower through its rapid expansion. He will also bring his governance and compliance knowledge to assist MagPower’s board and management.
Bob Thast brings 30 years of financial and public market experience to the Advisory Board. He has been involved as both a senior executive and a director of a number of publicly traded companies, including En-R-Tech International, Caldera Environmental, National Telecom Systems Inc., Cap-Link Ventures and most recently Capstream Ventures Inc. Mr. Thast is currently spearheading the qualifying transaction process between MPS and Capstream Ventures Inc. (TSX-V listed - symbol CSP.P).