President & CEO and Co-Founder
Before becoming a Founder at Aeryon Labs, Dave Kroetsch held a number of engineering positions at several Waterloo-based companies, including PixStream, Cisco Systems, VideoLocus, and LSI Logic, where he developed hardware to deliver digital video systems. Kroetsch earned his BASc and MASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and began his career in Aerial Robotics in 1997 when he founded the Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group, an organization that he managed for 6 years. Kroetsch has been a Director at Aeryon Labs since 2007.
Principle Systems Designer and Co-Founder
Mike Peasgood has been a Director at Aeryon Labs since 2007 and brings industrial experience in software development and team management to the Aeryon team. He gained his expertise and knowledge from several Waterloo-based companies including PixStream, Cisco Systems, VideoLocus, and LSI Logic, where he focused on the development of digital video systems. Peasgood earned his PhD, MASc and BASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
With more than 20 years of financial leadership experience at multi-national organizations including National Grocers and ATS Automation Toolings Systems, Pete Beynon oversees the finance team at Aeryon Labs. A member of the Audit Committee of the City of Waterloo since 2010, Beynon holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and a BA Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Beynon has been with the Aeryon management team since 2010.
VP, Worldwide Sales & Services
Mark Davis leads the worldwide Sales and Customer Success organization at Aeryon. This team is responsible for all aspects of client engagement and enables the in-field success of all customers. Mark brings expertise in delivering new technology to global commercial & government sectors in Fortune 500 enterprise businesses, as well as startups. Most recently, Mark was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Airware. Mark holds a Master of Science (M.S.), Masters in Management of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Georgia. Mark joined Aeryon in 2016.
With more than 20 years sales management and business development expertise, Chuck Lownie has held positions with global companies such as MKS (now PTC) and Sybase (an SAP company). Lownie has an Honours Math degree from the University of Waterloo. Lownie joined Aeryon in 2009 and has been VP Sales since 2012.
Sean McCabe Sean joined Aeryon in 2013 and brings more than twenty years of expertise to Aeryon in leading management, engineering, program and operational teams across North America, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in application development, large complex multi-site platforms and enterprise programs, leading high performance projects and teams, and building out key engineering, product development, tooling and release management capabilities. McCabe holds a Master of Science in Executive Technology Management from Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business & Economics and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University.
A leader of high performing teams responsible for the full lifecycle program management of products within the manufacturing & supply chain teams, Rob McMillan draws on 17 years of hi-tech experience with a focus on New Product Introduction (NPI), Quality and IT. He has extensive experience in managing and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to deliver products optimized for manufacturability, quality, cost and delivery. In addition to 10 years of leading NPI & Manufacturing teams through multiple years of growth at BlackBerry, McMillan previously held positions at Nortel Networks and Keane Canada, Ltd. McMillan holds a M.Sc. Business Information Technology Systems (University of Paisley, UK.) and a B.A Economics, B.A Urban Studies (Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA). Rob joined Aeryon in 2014.
VP Product & Marketing
David Proulx joined Aeryon in 2015 as the Company’s Vice President of Product and Marketing. Prior to Aeryon, David held key corporate development, new business development and business management roles at L-3 Communications and BlackBerry, in both Europe and North America. He brings to Aeryon more than 17 years of extensive M&A, software licensing, business development and functional leadership experience. David holds a B.B.A. (Hons) with a minor in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.