Nexii
 

Leadership

Stephen Sidwell Ben Dombowsky Michael Dombowksy Todd Buchanan Andrew Macdonald Rob Simpson David Craig Ann Peters Gary Herman Natalia Dumitrescu Aru Mukherjee
Stephen Sidwell

Stephen Sidwell  |  Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a serial entrepreneur who has founded companies in various industries - including in manufacturing, retail, real estate, investment banking, healthy restaurants (LYFE Kitchen) and food brands (Luvo) - raising over a billion dollars in the process. He has been featured in business publications as an industry disrupter by Bloomberg, Fast Company, Fortune, NY Times, CNBC, and Huffington Post among others.

Stephen is committed to creating a greener, healthier planet for future generations. His current mission is to revolutionize the global construction industry, using Nexii's building technology to create a brighter future.

 

Ben Dumbowsky

Ben Dombowsky  |  Co-founder, Co-inventor & SVP, Product Development

Ben has been a creative problem solver, innovator and inventor his whole life, with experience founding several ventures and bringing multiple products to market. He is the co-founder of Eneray Sustainable Structures Inc., a building research and development company based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which formed the basis and inspiration for the Nexii assembly system and Nexiite material.

As the VP of Business Development, he helped lead the company in developing numerous products and processes in the area of materials sciences and manufacturing that are revolutionizing the way buildings are constructed.

 

Michael Dumbowsky

Michael Dombowksy  |  Co-founder, Co-inventor & SVP, Building Technology

Michael is a prolific inventor and developer of building products and systems, with a passion for sustainable structures and sustainable living. Most notably, Michael is the inventor behind the Nexii whole building solution. For over 40 years, he has designed and built projects from custom residential to multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. During that time, he has also manufactured the structural steel and precast concrete for this wide range of buildings.

A notable accomplishment was the design and construction of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw - a national award-winning tourist attraction that has boasted over 2 million tourists from all around the world over the last 20 years.

 

Todd Buchanan

Todd Buchanan  |  VP, Investor Relations

Todd has 25 years experience working with a range of Fortune 500, public and private companies on the creation and implementation of business management processes and technology. Most recently, he has focused on assisting founders and families with start-ups through proof of concept and hyper growth in consumer products and technology sectors. Todd is a Managing Director of Equifaira and he currently serves on the boards of directors, and in various advisory capacities, with a number of companies and a non-profit organization.

 

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew Macdonald  |  VP, Business Development

Andrew brings over 30 years of experience working in the area of corporate sustainability integration and is a licensed Energy Advisor with NRCAN in British Columbia. Andrew has been creating value at the intersection of commerce and sustainability as an entrepreneur, translator, educator and guide within a broad array of industries. Andrew’s past roles include Director of Sustainability at Volkswagen and National Liaison at Built Green Canada. Andrew was also a member of the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy from 2009 until 2013.

 

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson  |  P.Eng., Struct Eng, MBA, FEC, LEED AP SVP, Engineering

Rob’s career has included designs of some of Canada’s most unique and challenging building designs. Recent work with Glotman Simpson include Vancouver House, Vancouver Convention Centre, Olympic Village, Richmond Speed Skating Oval, Whistler’s Peak to Peak Gondola and many more. Earthquake safety has been a passion for Rob. First-hand experience from several weeks investigation of collapsed structures during a visit to California in 1994 and Chile in 2010 was the trigger for developing his deep understanding of building resilience, and his subsequent work to improve Building Codes in Canada.

Rob Simpson retired from full time work with Glotman Simpson in 2016, intending to limit his work life to occasional office visits and mentoring. Inspired by Nexii’s potential, Rob has left retirement to lead and advise Nexii’s design team.

 

David Craig

David Craig  |   B. App. Sc., CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer

David is a former Comptroller for BC Hydro and Power Authority. He is a senior management consultant with over 45 years of experience in the energy sector and over 24 years in the business consulting sector. For the past 24 years David has been running his own consulting firm. For the last 15 years he has also been the Executive Director of the Commercial Energy Consumers Association of BC and is the current Policy Chair for the BC Chamber of Commerce Policy Review Committee. David is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and has held positions at several TSX publicly traded corporations, public institutions, private companies and non-profit organizations.

 

Ann Peters

Ann Peters  |   Controller

Ann is a management consultant with 30+ years’ experience in finance and operations. She provides strong financial and project management expertise to her clients which include Crown Corporations, Utilities, Health Authorities, in the for-profit and not for-profit sectors. Ann has a background in project and change management, business administration, and commercial real estate, and manages her own consulting company and two real estate companies.

 

Gary Herman

Gary Herman  |  Licensing Program Consultant

Gary is a results-driven, strategic, relationship-focused Executive Consultant with almost 40 years of experience in private and public sector organizations. He is recognized as an exceptional leader who drives a positive, customer-focused corporate culture, leading by example to develop strong leaders and motivated team members.

Prior to consulting, Gary spent 5+ years as CEO of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This organization runs the apprenticeship system for all skilled trades training for BC. Before ITA, He also spent many years in executive roles in various manufacturing companies in both Ontario & British Columbia with annual revenues up to $400M+. The products included auto parts, railway trackwork, agricultural equipment, steelmaking, and large capital projects for mining, oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, pulp & paper, marine and clean energy sectors.

Gary is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, MBA and member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D as well as a certified Tool & Die Maker and Die Sinker).

 

Natalia Dumitrescu

Natalia Dumitrescu  |  Director of Supply Chain Management

Natalia is a Diplomat Engineer and Lean Six Sigma professional with over 25 years experience in all aspects of supply chain management. A passionate expert with broad experience in various industries, Natalia has held multiple positions with private and public organizations, in both Europe and North America. In her last role where she led both procurement and privacy for a government crown agency, Natalia established and set trends for innovative procurement practices, including processes to benefit Indigenous businesses across Canada for years to come. With a passion for social responsibility and love for challenging work, Natalia joined Nexii to set up and lead its growing sustainable supply chain.

 

Aru Mukherjee

Aru Mukherjee  |  CPHR, Senior HR Manager

Aru is a seasoned Human Resources Professional with 8+ years’ experience in construction, manufacturing and retail industries. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with a Bachelors and Post Baccalaureate Degree in Human Resource Management. Aru brings her passion for people management to her role as Senior Human Resource Manager at Nexii. She is a firm believer that “employees are the most important asset of an organization”.

 

 
 
 
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