Sander Boelen

President and CTO

Role
Head of engineering and Strategic Development

Background
Bachelor’s Degree in ME, 30 years of experience in engineering design in opto-mechanics, photonics packaging, integrated system design, thermal management systems, mechanical and thermo mechanical analysis, process development and modeling, production fixtures and tooling.

Fun Fact
Likes everything that has two wheels, proceeds to ride them on one. Affection for quirky designs such old SAAB cars and fanned fret guitars.

Rutger Boelen

VP Operations

Role
Head of supply chain and quality control.

Background
Finance graduate with an affinity for hands on work. A deep curiosity about the functional areas in business and how they interplay provides him with a solid interpretation of the “big picture” and a knack for continuous improvement.

Fun Fact
Enjoys fine woodworking and tinkering with his old Saab.

Siria El Khouri

Director of Finance

Role
Head of finance and human resources.

Background
Owner/Operator of various companies dealing with commodities ranging from toys to automobiles. Her educational background in marketing and accounting provides a well-rounded approach to managing the office environment.

Fun Fact
Always looking to improve on her sustainable lifestyle while balancing her love for fashion, art, and home.

Elisa Edkins-Proctor

Production Manager

Role
Production and project management for new and existing customers, operational support and ensuring the company achieves its goals.

Background
Previous experience in Photonics/Optoelectronics in Nortel, Alfalight, ITF labs/Avensys Inc, as well as many years experience in operational management.

Fun Fact
Motorcycle rider, DIY lover, always starting one project or another…only relaxes in the summer!

Ronald Batson-Medeiros

Director of Advanced Manufacturing

Role
Direct link between the engineering department and the manufacturing floor. Designs and programs complex components and fixtures . Manages manufacturing projects throughout the shop floor.

Background
Graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Several years of experience with Solidworks & HSMWorks CAD/CAM software, and multi-axis CNC machining.

Fun Fact
Avid fitness enthusiast, certified Personal Trainer and Muscle Activation Therapist (MAT). A member of the 1000lb club in powerlifting. Squat = 375lbs, Bench = 245lb, Deadlift = 480lbs for a total of 1100lbs!

Alex Grant

Mechanical Engineer & Systems Administrator

Role
Design and prototyping of opto-mechanical assemblies, thermal and structural analysis of mechanical assemblies, implementation and upkeep of network infrastructure and security systems, management of company Active Directory.

Background
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with previous experience in automotive and motorsports engineering through Formula SAE.

Fun Fact
In the summers you can find me either at the track or in the garage, tinkering with my project car; a right-hand drive import from Japan!

WENWEI ZHU

Programmer and machinist

Role
CNC Programmer and machinist, manufacturing, and assembly.

Background
ASP in Machining Techniques from Montreal’s Rosemont Technology Center. Bachelor of computer science from East China Normal University. Experienced in various CNC machines, highly skilled in design and analyzing drawings.

Fun Fact
Keen gardener, growing many plants and enjoying when it blooms.

Douglas Cohen

Senior Machinist

Role
Manages the 2nd shift on the shop floor, responsible for programming multi-axis CNC machines and machining complex parts.

Background
DEP in Machining Techniques from Montreal’s prestigious Rosemont Technology Center, 10 years of professional experience in programming and machining techniques.

Fun Fact
Various Interests include hockey, MMA and gaming.

Brad samson

Machinist

Role
Responsible for setting up, machining, and manufacturing multiple parts, inspecting and assembly.

Background
4 years of experience manufacturing parts using a CNC machines in my current position here at Allegiant3d.

Fun Fact
I am an outdoorsman. I love to get out fishing in the summertime as much as I can. I also have a passion for snowboarding which can be seen in multiple professional YouTube videos.

Laurent Boelen

Shop Technician

Role
Responsible for post-machining activities including assembly and testing. I also deal with all the background activities that ensure the shop is running optimally day-in, day-out.

Background
I have served as a technician at Allegiant 3D since the company was founded.

Fun Fact
I am referred to as the Pepper Master by friends and family. I grow dozens of different hot pepper strains in the summer and ferment and process them over the winter. I aspire to start a farm large enough to support myself and my community.
CONTACT
169 rue Joseph-Carrier
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, CA, J7V 5V5