Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Cousins joined Carmanah Technologies Corp. as Chief Executive Officer in October, 2011. Mr. Cousins assumed his role with Carmanah after 22 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in the pharmaceutical, technology and renewable energy industries. Following a 13-year tenure with Johnson and Johnson in finance and operations, in 2004 Mr. Cousins joined three founders in the start-up phase of Aspreva Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Victoria, BC. Aspreva grew rapidly and within a short period of time Mr. Cousins played a leadership role in the initial public offering of the company with listings on both the NASDAQ and TSX markets. The company grew rapidly to a market capitalization of over 700 million dollars with offices in Switzerland, UK, US and Canada. More recently, Mr. Cousins has also been involved in a senior leadership capacity within the technology and renewable energy industry with Xantrex Technology Inc.
Mr. Cousins holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Peter Berrang is a scientist/businessman who has started and managed various high technology companies in B.C. during the past 30 years. He is a founding partner, shareholder and director of the Axys Group of Companies. Previously, Mr. Berrang was the founder and President of Seastar Optics Inc. for 10 years. Seastar, which manufactured semiconductor laser devices for the telecommunications industry world-wide was sold to SDL Inc. of San Jose, CA., a public company, in Dec. 1995. SDL was subsequently acquired by JDS Uniphase.
Mr. Berrang was Chairman, Board of Directors, of Epic Biosonics Inc., from 1997 to March, 2002. Epic was a medical devices company engaged in the development of a various components in the field of neurostimulation.
Currently Mr. Berrang is actively involved in a variety of venture capital investments.
Robert D. (Bob) Wiens is a director for corporate and non-profit entities. From 2002 to 2005, Bob was the Chief Financial Officer of D-Wave Systems, a developer of quantum information systems. From 1987 to 2000, he was the President and CEO of FACS Records Centre Inc., a TSX-listed income trust Prior to joining FACS, Mr. Wiens was with Arthur Andersen in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa (as managing partner) and Vancouver (as managing partner). A graduate of the University of Calgary (B.Comm) and Columbia University (MBA), Mr. Wiens holds a CA in B.C. and a CPA in New York State.