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Founded in 2011, GrainViz’ mission is to maximize return on harvest for our producers through advanced sensor technology and data analytics. Our team has experience in sensor technology ranging from high-north weather stations to bio-medical technology, data analytics in retail, information security, and grain storage and handling.

GrainViz’ core intellectual property was invented locally at the University of Manitoba and GrainViz continues to work closely with academic partners to stay at the forefront of stored grain developments.

Executive Team

Dr. Paul Card, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Dr. Paul Card, Ph.D. brings 25 years of commercialization, data analytics and artificial intelligence experience to GrainViz. Paul is the former Innovation Manager for Canadian Tire, a $10 billion/year Canadian Retailer, and former Chief Technology Officer for Seccuris (now Hitachi), Canada’s largest Information Security organization.

Braden Pierce P.Eng.

Production Engineering Department Head

Braden Pierce P.Eng. formerly of MacDon industries, brings 10 years of new product development, manufacturing, and commercialization experience to GrainViz. His extensive background in Mechanical Engineering, quality assurance and large scale manufacturing ensures that unparalleled quality standards and scalability are part of every step in our design process.

Department Leaders

Joel Tetrault

Cloud Services Head

Joel Tetrault brings 10 years of experience in cloud based services and secure telecommunications to GrainViz. He specializes in connecting remote sensing devices to secure cloud services and bringing actionable visualizations and insights to our farming customers through end-to-end IoT solutions.

Kyle Nemez EIT

Electrical Engineering Head

Kyle Nemez EIT, brings 10 years of electromagnetic imaging experience to GrainViz. Kyle specializes in printed circuit board design and manufacturing.

Dr. Mohammad Asefi, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Dr. Mohammad Asefi, Ph.D. is the first in the world to bring Electromagnetic Imaging to stored Grain. Dr. Asefi is the inventor and commercialization engine behind various technologies from 3D printing to Medical Electromagnetic Imaging Techniques.

Russ Milne

Information Security Head

Russ Milne brings 20 years of experience in information security to GrainViz. Russ has extensive experience in secure software development, penetration testing and enterprise security audit. Russ has worked with municipal, provincial and federal customers as well as banks, lotteries and private companies.

Advisory Board

Dr. Joe LoVetri, Ph.D. PEng.

Professor and Head Department Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Manitoba

Dr. Ian Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Manitoba

Dr. Colin Gilmore, Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair In Applied Electromagnetic Inversion Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Manitoba

Dr. Mark Evans, Ph.D.

Business Advisor

Dr. Joy Agnew, Ph.D.

Expert Advisor