Management Team

Management Team

Ian Heynen CEO

Med-tech industry executive with experience leading technology-driven organizations including operational start-ups, turnaround situations, and accelerated growth companies. Mr. Heynen holds a CMA-MBA combined program (Graduate Gold Medalist) from Wilfrid Laurier University (Toronto, Ontario), and a Master’s in Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Richard Buzbuzian President, Director

Richard Buzbuzian is a capital markets executive with over 25 years of investment experience in Canada and Europe. Most recently, Mr. Buzbuzian was president and a director of Drone Delivery Canada (TSXV: FLT), which he cofounded, took public, and raised over $120M Canadian in equity financings, achieving market capitalization in excess of $550M. Mr. Buzbuzian holds a degree from the University of Toronto.

Nicky Canton Executive Vice President & COO

Nicky Canton, COO, has a background in industrial design engineering as well as business administration with more than 13 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance of healthcare products, and more particularly, needle-free injection systems. Nicky has been involved from the early development of the current InsuJet™ needle-free injector and has been responsible for both development and production scale up. Besides R&D his expertise includes risk management, regulatory compliance, supplier management including manufacturing processes, injection molding, assembly of medical devices, sterile packaging, and sterilization. He has established two manufacturing sites for needle-free injectors and manages the day-to day operations. Mr. Canton has filed and obtained several patents related to technology of needle-free injection systems in China, Europe, and the United States.

Veronique Laberge CFO

Veronique Laberge, CFO, is a chartered professional accountant and holder of the title of auditor. With more than 17 years of experience in professional practice, she is specialized in certification mandates, general accounting and as a consultant for public and private companies.

Louise Cresswell Commercial Lead – United Kingdom

Louise has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Her career started in the NHS where she qualified as a Registered Nurse with an Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma working in accident and emergency departments. After qualifying as a midwife, she moved to Practice Nursing in the community, specialising in women’s health and family planning. Louise re-qualified as a Registered nurse in 2021. Louise’s commercial career began with Ethicon, J&J, as a sales representative progressing to regional manager and business development manager focusing on the clinical and commercial needs of the business to grow sales in wound closure products in both NHS and private hospital groups. A move to the role of sales director for BD Medical (UK) specialising in injection and infusion technologies progressed her commercial and management skills and leadership experience of both clinical, sales and marketing teams while managing national commercial tender agreements, local hospital pricing and supply agreements, achieving supply chain efficiencies for the supply of products into NHS Supply Chain warehouses through her leadership of a UK and European multi-disciplinary supply chain optimisation project. Louise also completed an MBA. Louise established her own consultancy company, Visea Ltd in 2006 and completed an MSc in Organisational Development and Management Learning. In the consultant role Louise has worked with medical technology start-up companies through to market-leading global companies from the US, Australia, Asia, UK and Europe providing project support and working in retained roles as UK Partner, Associate Director and Global Business Development Manager in the areas of market access, sales, business development and training. Projects have included product development, establishing UK business’, pricing and tendering, distributor management, recruitment, selection and management of sales and marketing teams, developing /delivering training and education to clinical and non-clinical stakeholders in a range of therapy and disease areas.

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