Leon Liu, Founder and President
Leon started his career in the networking industry more than 15 years ago. He headed a team of more than 120 engineers responsible for building that company's first R&D quality and verification department. Moving to Canada in 2000, he joined Nortel Networks, where he was involved in ASIC verification and wireless base station software design. He started Viscore Technologies in 2002 to provide clients with Asian sales and business development services and access to a low-cost China supply chain. In 2004, he initiated a successful R&D program to provide clients with innovative, high-performance passive component technology products and solutions for transforming optical networks.
Leon earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technologies, one of China's premier post secondary educational institutions. Leon also earned EMBA degree from the Cornell University and Queen's Universtity.
He was granted two patent and has several others pending.
Dr. Kin-Wai Leong, Senior vice-president, Research and Development
A 17-year veteran of photonics industry, Kin-Wai's experience spans a wide range of activities, including product R&D, NPI /pilot manufacturing, project management, and team leadership. His technical background in optics and optoelectronics encompasses active and passive photonic devices and subsystems, advanced materials (such as III-V semiconductors and silica-on-silicon planar lightwave circuits), photonic packaging, and material and device characterization. Kin-Wai has managed critical product and technology activities for several companies, including Nortel, JDSU and Picarro Inc. In 2003, he founded SolDTech Inc., a company exploring photonic applications in the medical area.
Kin-Wai earned his Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his experimental dissertation dealt with advanced photonic processes.
Greg Forman, Director, Business Development
For over 20 years, Greg has leveraged his physics background in positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and business development. He has been responsible for sales growth and customer satisfaction at premier private and public sector organizations in defence and aerospace, custom engineering, government research, and optical components and modules. He has created and maintained critical linkages in the B2B environment in areas of design, manufacturing, quality, operations, and finance, across functional groups, management levels and worldwide locations. Greg has proudly served at JDS, Corning, Lumonics and The National Research Council of Canada.
Greg received a BSc in Honours Physics from the University of Waterloo.
Helen Ge, Vice-president, Finance
Helen Ge has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and taxation. She has worked as an accountant, a controller, a chief financial officer and a tax advisor for a number of companies in China (e.g., Kint International Inc.) and Canada (e.g., VCall Systems). She has also worked as an auditor in a public accounting firm. Early in her career, she taught courses on American and British accounting theories at the Department of Accountancy in Xiamen University in China.
Helen has a M.A. degree in accountancy and a CGA designation. She now owns and manages a CGA firm in Ottawa that she founded 10 years ago.