THE TRIG TEAM

Robert Tasker

Robert Tasker

CEO & President

From 2009 to 2016, Rob Tasker has been the President and CEO of TRTech, a not-for-profit technology commercialization company whose mission is to grow industry through information and communication technology (ICT) innovation. Part of the TRTech business plan was the formation and incubation of TransRail Innovation Inc. (TRIG), and in 2016, Rob assumed the role of President and CEO.
Rob is a passionate and visionary senior leader with a strong track record of building successful businesses and transforming organizations. Prior to TRTech, Rob worked for over 10 years at TELUS Communications Inc. in several Vice President and Senior Vice President roles. Prior to TELUS, he also worked for Bell Canada, Nortel, and Stentor.
Rob graduated from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering in 1986, and with an MBA from York University in 1993.

Peter Stunden

Peter Stunden

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Peter Stunden leads all aspects of the company’s business development efforts, forging relationships with customers and channel partners. He also heads the company’s marketing including strategy, messaging, brand development, digital marketing, website messaging, and social media strategy. Stunden has more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry with companies ranging from the co-founder of start-up Fifth Era Knowledge, to leading global enterprises including Digital Equipment Corp., Verisign, and inCode Wireless.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Francis Xavier University.

Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes

Vice President, Engineering

Nick Forbes is responsible for the product development at TRIG. He leads a team of highly-skilled engineers to bring value to customers through innovative technologies.
Nick brings over 10 years of product management and project management experience in high-tech, industrial electronics in the energy, transportation and aerospace industries.

Karyn Szilagyi

Karyn Szilagyi

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Karyn is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager for TransRail Innovation Inc. o/a TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG). Additionally, she holds the role of Corporate Secretary on the TRIG Board of Directors. Karyn’s extensive career in administration, office management, finance, customer service, and executive assistance is providing TRIG with a solid foundation in these very areas. You will be dealing with Karyn if you have AP/AR questions or are in need of TRIG information and customer service. When not in the office Karyn is likely providing executive assistance to her family or traveling.

Chris Stobart

Chris Stobart

Director of Engineering

Since 2006, Chris Stobart has been in the product research and development industry. His exposure to numerous product designs and multiple disciplines has given him proficiencies in a multitude of areas focused on product research and development. Chris has had exposure to industries such as agriculture, oil & gas, medical, sensors & instrumentation, and consumer electronics while performing multiple functions in the product design process. A few of these functions include architecture design, management, research & development, RF design, testing, industrial design, low level design (i.e. electronic & mechanical CAD), manufacturing, and regulatory requirements. This well rounded experience has fostered a systematic approach to product design and the R&D skills required to remain in a competitive environment. Furthermore, his experience with regulatory bodies such as FCC, IC, CSA, and UL enables him to strike a balance with stringent regulatory requirements and practical design considerations. Lastly, he holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering Technology and a M.Sc. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering which further corroborates his interdisciplinary and R&D experience.

Joshua Bijak

Joshua Bijak

Lab Manager

Recently graduated from the University of Calgary, Joshua holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering with an Energy and Environment Specialization. He completed his internship at TRIG and TRTech and has been involved with TRIG’s development in the earliest of stages. From developing the M-1003 quality assurance program, developing wireless capabilities for the XLOAD, and all the way to researching and developing new techniques for various manufacturing processes. He brings a variety of experience and knowledge from two distinct engineering disciplines to the team. As a current member of APEGA, he aims to develop his engineering skills and strive toward the designation of Professional Engineer.

Kent Duncan

Kent Duncan

Quality Assurance

Kent is a computer science graduate from the University of Calgary. He completed an internship at TRTech developing Python-based scripts for data analytics before moving on to work with front-end user experience platforms with Splice Networks in Calgary. Kent has experience developing web applications for data analytics, database designs and user-interfaces using javascript, jQuery, .JSON, Python, MySQL and more. He has also recently volunteered at a local HTML500 event; mentoring participants in web development. He is a great team player and brings critical problem solving skills to the team. Kent has also developed and implemented the M1003 quality assurance program with TransRail Innovation.

Majid Ahmadloo

Majid Ahmadloo

Senior Engineer

Majid has more than 10 years of experience in applied electromagnetic system and sub-system design in many leading industrial and academic institutions. He has served as a design engineer in many projects in high performance computing, computational electromagnetics, modeling, analysis, design, fabrication, testing and optimization of microwave and photonic systems, antennas, Radar, and new materials and fabrication techniques. He has also provided technical consulting for wide range of companies in ICT related applications, energy sector, environmental solutions and hardware design and integration. He is currently in charge of design, verification and tests of Radar systems and subsystems as well as efficient algorithms and related signal processing developments. Majid holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).