Management

Management Team 

Paul Nephin

Paul Nephin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul co-founded Neptec Design Group (1990) and Neptec Technologies (2011) and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NDG and NTC. He oversees company direction, development and growth. Prior to forming Neptec, his career history included engineering and program leadership roles with several defence companies.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.  He is a former board member of the Canadian Foundation of the International Space University and of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology, an Ontario Centre of Excellence.

Ken J. Killin, BBM CPA, CA

Ken J. Killin, BBM CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Ken has enjoyed over 30 years of financial, management, executive and strategic advisory experience achieved with several private and public companies in various industries. He has been a member of the CICA Accounting Standards Board’s Task Force on Business Combinations (1996-2001), has served as a member (and  Chairman) of Dean’s Advisory Board, Ted Rogers School of Management / Ryerson University (1998 -2013) and has served as the Treasurer and a board member of The Canada Trail Foundation  (2011 -2016).

 

John Schneider

John Schneider

Vice President, Operations

John has over 30 years’ experience in the aerospace and high tech industries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Concordia University of Montreal, Quebec and started his career in the software development field working for various aerospace and high tech companies. John is a member of the founding group of Neptec Design Group Ltd. where he has held various positions, sits on the board of directors, and is currently the Vice President of Operations.

 

Mike Kearns

Mike Kearns

Managing Director, Neptec UK and Board of Directors, Neptec Design Group

Mike has over 22 years’ management experience in the international space industry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of both Neptec Design Group and Neptec UK Limited. Mike holds degrees from Mount Allison University and McGill University. He is a member of the International Aeronautical Federation (IAF) and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). He sits on the IAF Space Exploration Committee. Prior to joining Neptec, Mike worked in the defense and aerospace industry at several Ottawa area companies.

 

Stéphane Gagnon, B.Sc., MBA

Stéphane Gagnon, B.Sc., MBA

Vice President, Space Programs

Stéphane has over 20 years’ experience in project management and the development of complex electrical systems for aerospace, telecommunication, military and medical applications. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. Stéphane has held various positions at Neptec and is currently the Vice President of Programs.

 

Stéphane Ruel, M.Sc., MBA

Stéphane Ruel, M.Sc., MBA

Vice President, Innovation

Stéphane has over 16 years’ experience at Neptec and is currently responsible for overseeing company activities and developments relating to computer vision sensors and software for terrestrial and Space applications. He holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from the International Space University (ISU).

 

Dave Elgin

Dave Elgin

Director of Quality Assurance

Dave has worked in the high tech industry in military, aerospace and space for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of BCIT and has been an electrical designer, project engineer and electrical engineering manager. For the last 18 years he has been the Director of Quality Assurance at Neptec and for 10 years was the Director of Plant Operations with responsibility for quality and manufacturing.

 

Roxanne Prémont-Pageau, CPA,CGA

Roxanne Prémont-Pageau, CPA,CGA

Controller

Roxanne has several years’ experience in financial and management roles in both publicly and privately held companies in various industries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Finance from the University of Ottawa. Roxanne is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) and currently serves as Controller of Neptec.  Roxanne has been with Neptec for five years and is responsible for overseeing all financial matters for the Neptec family of companies.

 

Amanda Matheson, B.A.

Amanda Matheson, B.A.

Human Resources Manager

Amanda has nearly 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Management in the Aerospace, Telecommunications, Contract Manufacturing and Education industries.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Nipissing University, Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Durham College and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Innovation Leadership at the University of Fredericton.  Amanda has been with Neptec for 5 years and is primarily responsible for leading HR strategies to attain operational success. She manages various other portfolios at Neptec including Marketing, Administration, Facilities Management and Corporate Security.