Huron Technologies


  • C.M., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Eng., FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC, FSRC
  • Member of the Order of Canada (2010), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2010), and Fellow of the IEEE
  • Founder and former Chairman of DALSA Corporation (, a global leader in digital imaging
  • Under his leadership, DALSA grew worldwide from a few employees to more than 1,000 worldwide with revenues of $206 million in 2008 
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering  Department (University of Waterloo)
  • Published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and author or co-author of more than 20 patents related to solid-state image sensors
  • An academic scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and a pioneer of CCD technology and MOSFET image sensors who built DALSA into a world leader of image sensors and digital imaging cameras
  • Ph.D., MBA, P.Eng.
  • More than 20 years of Canadian and international experience managing private and public technology organizations at various sizes and growth stages, including start-ups
  • Held senior leadership and management positions in several turnaround situations
  • Successfully brought several innovative products through full commercialization cycles against magnificent competition
  • Expertise spans the areas of life sciences, biotech, laser imaging, instrumentation, robotics, and automation
  • Solid track record of exceeding expectations in increasing shareholders' value through innovation
  • Repeatedly attracted international interest culminating in acquisitions by Bio-Rad and Becton Dickinson
  • Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo and Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business
  • Ph.D.
  • 20 years of expertise in designing and developing innovative imaging instrumentation
  • Inventor of several patented, confocal, scanning, laser-imaging technologies and author of numerous publications on confocal microscopy imaging techniques and applications
  • Applications in life sciences, including tissue, DNA microarrays, microwell plates
  • Experience in the characterization of high-efficiency, thin-film solar cells
  • Unique experience building imaging equipment for plants, ocean cores, live pig cornea
  • Extensive experience in the science and technology of laser-scanning instruments
  • Winner of the W. B. Pearson Medal for Creative Doctoral Research
  • CBV, CFA
  • President of Pinnacle Capital Partners
  • Co-founded Pinnacle Consultants Inc. in 2000 and has been a key driver in the company's success story due to his strong financial background
  • Significant financial experience in growing companies from their infancy to profitability
  • Worked in public accounting with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants
  • Former Senior Tax Auditor and Senior Business Equity Valuator at Canada Revenue Agency
  • Former senior manager of Litigation Support and Corporate Finance at Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Business Valuator and Chartered Financial Analyst
  • A graduate of Queen's University (BSc. Biochemistry) and St. Lawrence College (Computer Engineering Technology)
  • Inventor of two software patents for managing log files (6816576, 2381536)
  • Oversees day-to-day operations
  • Leads product development initiatives
  • Prior to joining Huron Technologies, developed software for telecommunications
  • Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Physics (University of Waterloo)
  • Founder of Biomedical Photometrics (established in 1994) to commercialize scanning laser-imaging technology developed in his physics research laboratory at the University of Waterloo
  • Founder, Waterloo Scientific Inc. (1983) and co-founder, Waterloo Distance Education Inc. (1979)
  • CAP/INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics, 2006
  • Provides extensive experience in the science and technology of instruments for digital microscopy
  • Author of numerous publications and patents in scanning microscopy


Ted Dixon, Ph.D.
Founder of Biomedical Photometrics Inc., Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Waterloo

Brian Wilson, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Biophysics and Imaging, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network Toronto

Melanie Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo