Lindsay Ortega is a human resources manager at Avnan, where she oversees people/culture functions of the organization, while playing a key role in developing and managing talent that empowers the needs of our business.
Lindsay has worked in the engineering and legal industry over the last 15 years in various roles spanning the full employee cycle. Her experience includes recruitment, employee engagement, and employee relations, with a proven track record advising all levels of large and small organizations. Prior to professional services, Lindsay spent a decade in the entertainment industry.
Lindsay is passionate about understanding Avnan’s business and culture, and finding collaborative ways to fulfill internal and external client needs.
Lindsay is a serial hobbyist, with interests that run the gamut from music, writing, filmmaking, and other art forms. Currently, she is an avid knitter and Avnan’s resident NBA basketball trivia guru.
As the controller at Avnan, Edward Zhao leads the company’s finance and accounting, including daily accounting operations, financial reporting, strategic planning and analysis, internal control and audit, project management, process improvement and system automation.
Edward has more than twenty years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. Prior to joining Avnan, Edward took multiple finance roles in both large global corporations and small businesses, such as senior financial analyst and division controller at Robert Bosch, and corporate controller at CB Powell. In addition to finance and accounting, Edward is also responsible for Avnan’s Human Resource. Edward is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
In his spare time, Edward enjoys cooking and sports, such as biking, kayaking, skiing and hiking.
As an account manager, Gurpreet is responsible for prospecting and developing new accounts, and managing and growing an assigned set of customers. He also serves as a technical resource to customers.
Gurpreet has over nine years of experience in the electronic design and manufacturing industry. Avnan has been another home for Gurpreet since he started his professional journey in 2012 as an electronics technologist. It was only two years before Avnan recognized his strong skills in relationship building and managing opportunities and offered him a transition to an account management role. Gurpreet accepted that opportunity and has never looked back. Today he manages Avnan’s top revenue accounts.
Gurpreet recently became a father, so most of his time outside work is dedicated to his family., He also loves cooking and playing team sports, particularly with a friendly soccer league.
Mukesh Ramchandani is an account manager at Avnan and is actively involved in marketing and business development activities.
Mukesh is a Mechanical Engineer (P.Eng.) with an MBA (specialized in marketing). For the last 15 years, he has worked in a plethora of roles ranging from marketing, sales, engineering, and business development in Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Alongside his diverse skill set, Mukesh has extensive experience working with EPCs, engineering consultants, and early-stage to major manufacturing facilities.
Mukesh strives to assist prospective customers so as to maximize their experience and ultimately encapsulate them into a strong, long-term relationship.
In his spare time, you can find Mukesh going on long walks with his family, hiking through new trails while enjoying outdoors, or binge-watching live-action movies.
Douglas Irvine is a quality manager at Avnan, where for the past 10 years, he has managed a quality team responsible for the leadership of operational/ quality management system for both Avnan’s head office in Canada and for our China office.
He oversees the IOS9001:2015 administration, product quality, and supplier qualification. He is a Quality professional with a career history in varied electronic manufacturing roles in the telecom, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. Recognized for creativity and skillfully enhancing quality performance and productivity,
Doug is a natural leader with a talent for implementing, managing, and transitioning of cGMP, ISO 9001 quality management systems.
Tony has more than 10 years of experience in electronics supply chain and distribution for both consumer and industrial applications. Over the years, Tony has gained experience and technical knowledge of electronic components, process automation, logistics consolidation, and business analysis and improvement, all of which can provide a wide range of value-added solutions to many internal and external users.
Tony holds various supply chain certifications such as CSCP and CPIM, among others. You can expect professional, creative strategies with quick and smooth execution for customers of all sizes.