executive

Josh Erickson

Founder / CEO

VP of Internal Product Development

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Josh Erickson has a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Robotics Controls, and Power Electronics and has a strong background leading successful product development teams.  Josh is CEO and Lead Project Manager for Motus Design Group. He is the former Design Lead of the Sport Innovation Group (SPIN), a skunkworks under the Canadian Olympics Committee's Own the Podium program.  SPIN designed and manufactured custom force measurement hardware and software systems for national olympic athletes and coaches.  Josh spent countless hours working directly with users in high pressure training environments sifting through data to tickle out key aspects of usability that result in real world athlete improvement.  Prior to SPIN, Josh worked as a Hardware Designer for Loud Technologies, designing digital sound reinforcement and recording systems for users ranging from bands such as U2 to home studio hobbyists.  Josh is a former national level freestyle skier, a long-time passionate mountain biking and road riding enthusiast, and more recently a competing cat 2 cyclist.

Geoff shera

Founder/COO/CFO Firmware Systems Architect

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Geoff Shera has 16 years of experience developing mixed signal digital electronics and embedded software. He also has a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Controls and Power Electronics.  Geoff is CFO, Lead Firmware/Software Designer, and owning partner of Motus Design Group. He is a former embedded firmware team manager for Loud Audio Canada. While at Loud Audio Canada, he was responsible for the concept, design and implementation of a reconfigurable electronics hardware and embedded software platform that is currently used for 14 professional audio loudspeaker products.  Before he joined Motus in 2016, Geoff worked as a contract developer on sports measurement products, networked load cell instrumentation projects, and pro audio.

michael webster

VP of Engineering

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Michael Webster earned his BSEE from the University of Texas.   He began his design career developing instruments for full motion flight simulators used by American Airlines and the US Air Force.  Moving to Nashville Tennessee, he worked as a designer and construction project manager of power distribution systems for clients such as Nissan Motors.  An opportunity to work at the top echelon of the pro audio world led to Harrison Systems where he designed leading edge hardware, firmware and software for clients like Sony Motion Pictures.  Seeking broader experience brought Michael to Victoria to aid Mackie Designs in transitioning their “prosumer” products from analog to digital signal processing

jon watkin 

VP of Business Development

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Jon Watkin is a proficient Business Development professional with a BCom Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University.  For 10 years Jon has worked for a major fortune 500 company in both sales & quality management and is a certified ISO 9001:2015 internal auditor.  His passion for sport spans 25 years; from racing road/triathlon as an elite amateur in Germany in the early 1990’s to competing as a Cat 1 racer in Canada/USA until 2003.  Jon has extensive B2C and B2B sales experience.      He currently organizes national and UCI level road, gravel, cyclocross & mountain bike cycling events in Western Canada.  

 

DESIGN TEAM

Senior Firmware architect, Simon Pearson brings over 15 years of experience in embedded systems architecture and firmware design experience for environmental monitoring, pro-audio, pro-lighting, and sports technologies.  He is also a graduate of the University of Victoria with a B.Eng Computer Engineering with Software Option.   Previous and ongoing roles include software developer, firmware architect, lead designer, firmware manager, and project manager.  He is a 2013 BAA Marathon finisher (3:02:38 BQ) and has participated in the Paris-Roubaix Sportive, requiring only 4-hours more than the professionals to complete the distance.

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Client Advocate / Business Analyst

Rob Prior is a highly skilled and trained mechanical systems architect with a wide range of product life cycle experience including: conceptual design, design for manufacturing, document control and storage, regulatory certification, vendor qualification, production, marketing, customer support, field service, continuing engineering, and both project and team management.  Rob has hands-on machining and fabrication experience with metals, composites, woods, and plastics, design experience with injection-molded, extruded, and folded sheet parts, and rapid prototyping experience with Prusa, Ultimaker, and Z-Corp 3D printers.  In his spare time, Rob experiments at home with 3D printing and electronic circuit design.  He is also an avid swimmer and road cyclist.

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Engineering Project Lead, Mechanical Systems Architect

Daniel Couso Bruno brings over 10 years of experience in electronics design.   He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Uvic and accreditations from Camosun College and CIFP A Xunqueira - Conselleria de Educacion in Spain.  His experience includes production management in electronics, design work on personal safety and sports performance industries.  He has also been involved in renewable and aerospace industry projects.

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Hardware Systems Architect

Jeff Doyle has a Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Uvic and is an avid cyclist.  Having competed with the Canadian National Cycling Team in 2011, Jeff understands the demands and conditions of elite level sports.   As an engineer, Jeff has worked with the NRC (National Research Council of Canada) to install and test the internals of SPIROU, a cryogenic near-infrared spectropolarimeter which recently went live at the Canada / France Hawaii Telescope.  He is a key contributor to the cycling aero sensor technology.

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Engineering Project Lead, Mechanical Designer

Zach Hardat has a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria. Zach is an avid outdoor enthusiast, who has been a high-level snowboarding instructor for over a decade. Having taught and coached several sports, Zach has an innate understanding of the analysis of sports performance. As an electrical engineer, Zach performed theoretical design, proof of concept, and prototyping of an advanced motor drive system for Exro Technologies, and is listed as inventor in Exro's PCT patent filing for his work.

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Engineering Project Lead, Hardware/Firmware Designer

Bertrand Bozek has a Degree of Engineering from EFREI in Paris, France.  He brings over 17 years of PCB Design & Layout, Prototyping, Simulations, Testing, Certification, and other full product lifecycle aspects. Some major achievements include designing solar and lighting solutions (GPS, Cellular, Satellite, BLE Communications) for traffic and marine.  He has also designed electronic control and monitoring systems for automotive and rail systems.

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EHardware Designer

Geoffrey Espin has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Victoria and brings over 30 years of software/firmware development.  He has designed and developed real-time embedded system software across various industries and was one of the original developers of the RTOS VxWorks.  He has worked on numerous projects which include web applications, service oriented architecture, telecommunications, networking, video surveillance, flight data recording, and weather sensors. 

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Firmware Developer

Keith Fowler  brings over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry in the design and manufacture of control circuitry, firmware, and test software.  He has spent most of his career in building controls systems by designing and coding embedded devices that implement a wide variety of communications protocols and sensor interfaces. He was the product owner of a series of HVAC controllers and related sensor  peripherals designed to measure temperature, humidity, CO2, and other parameters in order to maintain building comfort levels.  Keith has  diplomas in Technology and Microsoft .NET from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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Firmware Developer

Martin Drinnan is a Firmware and Electrical specialist having obtained is electrical engineering degree from the University of Victoria, Martin has already developed an impressive track record from designing electronics to building quantum computers.   He is also an avid road and mountain bike enthusiast.

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Firmware Developer

Will Viala has a diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy from Camosun College.  Will has had the opportunity to work as part of a small team and develop an end to end Bluetooth 5 solution designed to transmit environmental sensor data. Outside of work he enjoys playing guitar, hiking, 3d printing, and spending time with his family.

 

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Firmware Developer

 

matt o'hagan

Technologist

Matt has completed a diploma as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and has embarked with Motus on the start of his career.  He comes with a good grasp of SolidWorks modelling and drawing as well as significant experience with technical writing. Matt brings a good understanding of statics, dynamics, FEA, mechanisms, electronics, programming MCUs and PLCs, robotics and automation, control systems, fluid power, heat transfer, machining and CNC, and sheet metal forming.  His background includes semi profession athletics and seven years of progressive responsibility within a dynamic industry culminating in an Operations Supervisor role responsible for over 100 employees. 

 

advisory group

ALEX STIEDA

Cycling Coach and Tech Industry Executive

While Alex is best known for being the 1st North American to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, he is an accomplished IT consultant having worked with well known global technology companies. 

LEN BROWNLIE

Aerosports Research Consultant

Len has worked as an aerodynamics consultant for some of the most well known brands in the sporting goods industry.  He has also provided services to professional cycling and Olympic Canada OTP.

GRANT REID

Business Coach and Investment Consultant

Grant has managed multi-million dollar projects for clients such as Hewlett-Packard and the US Air Force.  He was an investment advisor for RBC Dominion Securities for 10 years.   He is a former business owner and prolific entrepreneur. 

CELESTE STEINDL

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Chief Strategy Officer

Celeste boasts a thirty-seven year career largely comprised of Sales (retail and wholesale), Large and Small Scale Marketing, Media, Management Consulting (Mergers and Acquisitions), Branding and Brand Management, Product Development, Corporate Ownership and Management.

CHARLES RUSSELL

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Sporting Goods Global Sales Consultant

Charles brings extensive experience in developing global  go-to market strategies for sporting good brands.  He is has driven sales/market strategies for brands such as Herschel, Sugoi, Cannondale, and Rocky Mountain. 

CURRAN CRAWFORD

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Associate Professor University of Victoria

Curran has done extensive research in wind and tidal analysis and design.  He has also done e-Bike and bike power meter sensor development.  He is one of the principal architects of the Motus aero sensor foundation patent. 

STEVE SCHWANDT

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Procurement Executive and IP Licensing

Steve has spent 15 years as a director of procurement in electronics for a major fortune 500 Company.   His global experiences have given him unique perspectives on supply chain and logistics matters.  He has also has been involved in numerous IP licensing scenarios.