Executive Team

Anuj Jain

President, Chief Executive Officer
Allan Read, COO, Avnan

Allan Read

Chief Operations Officer
Lindsay Ortega, Avnan

Lindsay Ortega

Human Resources

Gurpreet Sandhu

Account Manager
Paul Chamourian

Paul Chamourian

Account Manager

Mukesh Ramchandani

Account Manager

Greg Lillie

Business Development

Aimee Kessler Evans

Marketing

Doug Irvine

Quality

Ian Xu

Engineering

Leonard Lou

Global Sourcing

Tony Jiang

Supply Chain
Anuj Jain
CEO
Anuj has over 20 years’ experience leading an entrepreneurial, high growth business.  He is skilled at navigating through changing market conditions, and motivating people to achieve their best.  Outside of family and business, Anuj is passionate about empowering people, and dedicates his time to initiatives that support entrepreneurship, education and the environment.
Allan Read

COO

As Avnan’s Chief Operations Officer, Allan is responsible for driving innovation and operational excellence expanding Avnan’s overall value offering to our Customers. As part of his role, Allan leads Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Operations. Allan has over 30 years of experience in the high tech industry serving in a variety of engineering and operational leadership roles, including a two year assignment in Taiwan where he was responsible for strategic partnerships and was the Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining Avnan, Allan was the Chief Product Officer responsible for technology development, engineering and manufacturing of wearable devices for Mio Global, at the time a leading Vancouver, Canada based wearable manufacturer. Prior to that, Allan was a product launch Director at Celestica in their Diversified Markets division responsible for leading the development and mass producing most notably consumer devices such as eReaders and tablets. Before Celestica, Allan was an engineering site director at Murata Power Solutions and before that held a variety of engineering management positions. Allan is the proud father of three children, enjoys a variety of challenging fitness activities, team sports and when not spending time with family, continues to study Mandarin.
Lindsay Ortega

Human Resources

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.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Account Management

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.

Paul Chamourian

Account Management

Paul Chamourian is an account manager at Avnan, where he ensures total customer satisfaction by being the prime contact for commercial activities, including providing quotations, managing and executing supply agreements, and monitoring on-time delivery and product quality performance. Paul has over 20 years of experience in program and account management in the control/power electronics design and manufacturing industry. Paul is a licensed professional engineer, and thus has an excellent grasp of the technical intricacies of your products’ design and manufacturing requirements and will lead Avnan’s team to ensure that the goods that you receive meet and exceed your expectations. Paul is an avid golfer and tennis player from the Greater Toronto Area. Please email paul.chamourian@avnan.com or go to avnan.com to contact Paul.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Account Management

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.

Doug Irvine

Quality

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 Jiang

Supply Chain

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.