Board of Directors

Gordon Deans

President & Chief Executive Officer

Gordon co-founded the Company and has extensive experience in building high-growth technology companies. At Omron Adept Technology, a leader in advanced industrial robotics, he served on the team that led Adept’s turnaround to growth and profitability. At Norsat International, a supplier of satellite ground station equipment and systems, he led business development for their commercial technology products, advancing the company’s market from components to systems. Mr. Deans also spent 17 years with Nortel Networks and Bell- Northern Research in positions in R&D, product marketing and business development. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.

David Toyoda

David practices law in the corporate and securities area, focusing on companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges. He also teaches corporate governance and public financing at Simon Fraser University and the TSX Venture Exchange. He is the Past Chair of the Securities Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) and was a member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee for the B.C. Securities Commission. David holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of British Columbia.

John McNicol

John is an executive advisor to a number of early-stage start-up companies. He was formerly the President and Co-CEO of Enwave Corporation (TSX.V: ENW, FSE: E4U.F) where he helped build the company’s strategy, royalty revenue streams, licensing and collaboration agreements with leading global players. Before Enwave, Mr. McNicol held positions as President, COO and Director of Concert Industries Ltd. and Merfin International Inc, two leading airlaid non-wovens manufacturers, as well as HSBC Securities, Pemberton Securities and LRJ Capital. Mr McNicol has considerable experience in equity and investment banking.

Kevin Dodds

Kevin is a Chartered Professional Accountant who brings 25 years of experience in finance and operations within multifaceted international businesses across diverse industries. Mr. Dodds is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Noram Engineering and Constructors, Ltd. and is a director and officer of its operating subsidiaries. He previously held financing positions with Export Development Canada and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates.

Management Team

Gordon Deans

President & Chief Executive Officer

Gordon co-founded the Company and has extensive experience in building high-growth technology companies. At Omron Adept Technology, a leader in advanced industrial robotics, he served on the team that led Adept’s turnaround to growth and profitability. At Norsat International, a supplier of satellite ground station equipment and systems, he led business development for their commercial technology products, advancing the company’s market from components to systems. Mr. Deans also spent 17 years with Nortel Networks and Bell- Northern Research in positions in R&D, product marketing and business development. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.

Wei Deng

General Manager, Asia Pacific

Wei Deng is the head of Aurora’s Asia Pacific Operations. He has 30 years of global management experience in high-tech industries such as information technology, commercial satellite communications and solar product manufacturing. Prior to Aurora, Mr. Deng was the Vice President at China Skyline (Hong Kong) Ltd., a Hong Kong based company specializing in e-commerce, and before that he served several senior management positions at Microsoft China, Librestream Technologies, a company specializing in portable teleconferencing and virtual collaboration systems, and Norsat International, a global satellite ground station technology company. At these companies he was responsible for marketing, sales and strategic planning, and investment.

Mr. Deng holds his Bachelor of Physics and Master of Applied Sciences from USTC, an MPA from Carleton University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

Joseph Lee

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Lee brings over 25 years of financial experience in both public and private companies to Aurora. He started his career with KPMG and has held CFO positions at Terramera, a sustainable agriculture cleantech company, Zag Global, a high-growth consumer packaged goods supplier and Coastal Contacts, the second largest online provider of contact lenses in the world, among others. During Joseph’s tenure at Terramera, he led finance, management of the international supply chain, and legal matters for the company. At Zag Global, he managed profitable revenue growth from $3 million to $55 million. At Coastal Contacts, as revenue tripled, he led that company’s IPO process on the TSX Venture Exchange. Joseph is a Certified Professional Accountant and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and an accounting diploma from McGill University.