Executive Team

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Anuj Jain

President, Chief Executive Officer
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Brian Church

Chief Corporate Development Officer
Allan Read, COO, Avnan

Allan Read

Chief Operations Officer
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Edward Zhao

Controller
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Kristal Groom

People & Culture Leader
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Chanelle Dupre

Marketing Communications Advisor
Paul Chamourian

Paul Chamourian

Account Manager
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Mukesh Ramchandani

Account Manager
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Doug Irvine

Quality
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Ian Xu

Engineering
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Leonard Lou

Global Sourcing
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Susan Tsang

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.
Brian Church

Mergers & Acquisitions

As Avnan’s Chief Corporate Development Officer and Avnan Capital Partner Brian will leverage his over 20 years of growth experience and assist us to scale the company through acquisitions, partnerships and investments. Brian is a transformative business leader, investor, advisor, and operational executive with experience that crosses many industries and disciplines. In his experience leading organizations as an executive, an intrapreneur, and an entrepreneur he has helped scale some of the world’s most successful technology companies, built start-ups and grown a platform company through both organic and inorganic acquisitions.

As a thought leader in the fields of Business, Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and M&A, Brian has been an advisor to organizations ranging from VC-backed start-ups, national governments, and multiple roles within Young President’s Organization both locally and internationally. Brian’s insights into disruptive technology as well as his understanding of the world’s changing business models, are heavily leveraged in his vision for strategic decision making in the M&A growth of Avnan and Avnan Capital.

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.
Allan Read

COO

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.

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.
Mukesh Ramchandani

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.