Steve Bonham joined Micralyne in 2018 as Vice President of Operations. In October 2019, he was appointed Plant Manager of Teledyne Micralyne. Steve is responsible for the overall operations of the Edmonton plant and strategic direction for the location, including profit and loss responsibility for development and production. Steve brings with him nearly 30 years of manufacturing management experience in diverse markets including semiconductor, biomedical, optical, telecom, and electronics products.
Steve has extensive experience in growing and developing productive teams to facilitate company growth. He has developed teams in Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, and Planning and Production.
He has a passion for building organizations, managing growth in many company phases, from start-ups through to mature multinational companies. He began his career at IBM, and progressed to various technology, supply chain, and management roles at companies including Newbridge Networks, JDS Uniphase, and the Royal Canadian Mint.
As the Plant Manager, Steve is focused on growing Teledyne Micralyne’s capabilities across multiple product lines to meet rising demand. Working closely with the Teledyne DALSA facility in Bromont, Quebec, he is excited about the growth prospects ahead, both for the Edmonton facility, and for the larger Teledyne MEMS business in general.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, and a Certificate in Advanced Technology Management from Learnsoft/Carlton University.
Darrell Mathison brings over 30 years of experience with high growth companies, having worked in the oil and gas, construction, mining, banking and high tech industries in Alberta. He was previously the CFO of Micralyne in 2010-2011 and returned to contribute to our future production success.
Darrell relies on a change management background to envision and define success and enables a team to realize that success. Developing talent is a key contributor to success and he has mentored 6 individuals who currently hold senior executive positions.
While CEO of Custom Vacuum Services Ltd., Darrell was responsible for restructuring the manufacturing process to facilitate revenue growth of 250% in 18 months. As CFO of Big Eagle Services, he lead the financial and administrative teams during a 3 year period of revenue growth that exceeded 1000% with many added products and acquisitions. Micralyne is likewise positioned to produce many new products in our production facility for our current and future customers.
Darrell earned an MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Collin Twanow serves as Vice President of Technology of Micralyne and directs Micralyne’s technical community in creating technical solutions for both current and new customers. He is a seasoned microfabrication professional specializing in commercializing MEMS technologies and devices. He joined Micralyne in 1999 and has held a number of roles ranging from Development Engineer, R&D Project Manager, Product Line Manager for Micralyne’s Telecommunications sector offerings, Director of R&D, and Vice President of Engineering.
Collin has managed development programs for many devices including optical telecom switches and silicon optical benches, implantable medical devices, MEMS microphones, pressure sensors, and components for military applications. He has extensive experience in wafer processing, design layout, device testing and failure analysis and engineering project management.
Collin is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in microfabrication. Collin has also lectured on microfabrication topics at the University of Alberta.
Dean Spicer joined Micralyne in 2006 as a Research and Development Engineer, specializing in Advanced Wafer Bonding processes (eutectic, fusion and anodic). Following a series of leadership roles and responsibilities, Dean currently serves as Micralyne’s Vice President of Engineering.
Dean’s responsibilities are to enable and lead the Development and Engineering group to execute customer projects efficiently through the entire development cycle, from concept to finished product. He is responsible for detailed needs scoping and assessment, application or new development of innovative MEMS processes to meet clients’ design targets and team execution on specifications and schedules.
Dean is both detail-oriented and forward-thinking and is Micralyne’s internal champion for developing process platforms that enable multiple projects to be fabricated from the same processes, saving customers’ time and money. He also developed Micralyne’s on-line quality system.
Dean earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and a Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Dan moved to Micralyne following his tenure as Director of nanoAlberta, an Alberta government initiative to expand the province’s research and industrial capacity in nanotechnology. Adept at identifying, summarizing and communicating critical market information, Dan is a key conduit between Micralyne’s customers and the company’s engineering and technical experts.
Dan has a proven track record of working with all levels of business leaders globally (C-level, purchasing, quality, engineering), and representing customer interests inside the Company. His exceptional analytical skills help Micralyne’s customers take a broad and long-term view and develop innovative MEMs solutions. Dan is a valued contributor to Micralyne’s strategic planning cycles, growth and sustainability and recognized by peers for his customer-facing work.
Dan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and holds certifications in Supervisory and Management Development and Change Management.
Glen Fitzpatrick was a founding manager of the Sensors and Actuators Lab at the University of Alberta. Privatized in 1998, that lab evolved into Micralyne Inc. Glen focuses on innovation at Micralyne and bringing best practices to the solutions offered to Micralyne’s customers. His role is to advance Micralyne’s state-of-the-art and emerging trends in MEMS technology at the device, process, and equipment levels. He is also a principal internal consultant on device design and performance, and fabrication process development and troubleshooting.
Glen’s contributions include several breakthroughs, including developed processes for glass micromachining for microfluidics, and has contributed to a textbook on the topic. He also has a design and patent award for a high speed( 10 MHz), electrically configurable linear array diffraction grating, as well as all-silicon ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) devices. His prior work includes a glass/silicon-based architecture for micro-mirror devices. He designed mechanical and electronic industrial control systems prior to being drawn to the MEMS world.
Glen has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
and has contributed to a text book on Microfluidics.