The management team brings diverse experience and business insight; busines skills with technical savvy. They are passionately driven to realize EMSCAN’s potential as a thought leading, global organization.
Stéphane C. Attal, MBA, M.Sc., CEO
Stéphane Attal is a business leader with extensive experience in financing, building management teams, developing and commercializing technology products, and driving revenue growth on a global basis. Trilingual in English, French, and Spanish, Mr. Attal has worked extensively in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and China.
Mr. Attal has held a variety of key senior management positions over his career. Immediately previous to EMSCAN, he was CEO of AskKinjo, an innovative location-based mobile content service provider. Prior to that, he was CEO of Nephrologix, a start-up in peritoneal dialysis systems where he successfully led the VC financing, pre-commercialization and ultimately the sale of the company. Before Nephrologix, Mr. Attal was also a founder and CEO of Navtel Communications, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of telecommunications test equipment which was subsequently sold.
Mr. Attal has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.Sc. from the French engineering school Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers.
Frank Fish, B.Comm., C.P.A. CFO
Frank Fish is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years of success working in dynamic entrepreneurial environments in senior level management roles. Frank has been involved in the business operations as well as the negotiations of acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, and new start-up businesses across Canada, the United States, Asia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, South Africa, England and Lichtenstein. These business opportunities spanned a breadth of industries including call centers, gaming, distribution, manufacturing, import/export, printing, medical (rehabilitation) and entertainment.
Frank has a Bachelor of Commerce, Honors from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Erkan T. Ickam, B.Sc. Director of Marketing
Erkan T. Ickam is responsible for driving EMSCAN's global marketing strategy. He also leads corporate and product branding, demand generation, marketing communications, social media marketing and sales support activities. Before arriving at EMSCAN, Mr. Ickam has had a wealth of experience in using social media, and traditional marketing technologies to effectively build brand awareness, generate leads, and drive revenue at Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Mr. Ickam holds a strong track record for not only building profitable products and services but also loyal and satisfied customers. He has a demonstrated ability to identify value-creating opportunities for customers and the company, with the organizational and people skills required to execute them to a high standard.
Mr. Ickam holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bilkent, in Ankara, Turkey.
Kanwal Jawanda, M.Sc. Director of R & D
Kanwal Jawanda has over 25 years of experience working with global telecommunication companies like Newbridge Networks, Alcatel and Ciena corporation. He held various positions in R & D from Hardware Design Engineer to Director R & D at Alcatel and Ciena. His projects included high speed digital design supported by complex software. Kanwal has been responsible for end-to-end product development from concept up to manufacturing and compliance certification.
His expertise includes R & D Organization Development, Technology Leadership and Execution Excellence.
Kanwal Jawanda holds Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and communication from Mysore University in India and M.Sc. (EE) from University of Saskatchewan.
Ruska Patton, M.Sc. Director of Product Management
Ruska Patton is responsible for the evolution of EMSCAN's real-time near-field measurement solutions. Having started with EMSCAN as Design Engineer and then Manager of the Design Group, Mr. Patton now leads the development of new EMSCAN solutions from concept through to successful products in market. He has a comprehensive understanding of general RF design and troubleshooting, with excellent skills in related software applications and programming.
Beyond his strong technical background, Mr. Patton has extensive experience collaborating with customers to help EMSCAN continuously improve products and services.
Mr. Patton holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. During his time at University, he was recognized with numerous IEEE awards and a distinguished research scholarship.
Mario Del Rizzo, Director of Production
Mario Del Rizzo has over 30 years of manufacturing experience with most of it in high-tech manufacturing. He has held many roles including Senior Manufacturing Engineer as well as Senior Manger and Director of Engineering at Nortel and Solectron. He was Global Operations Director at SMART Technologies and Director of Manufacturing at Tarpon Energy. He has extensive experience working with contract manufacturers and has successfully transitioned many projects from design to manufacturing. He also has expertise in lean manufacturing, cost reduction and supply chain management.
Mario Del Rizzo holds and Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and has certificates in Lean Management and Production and Inventory Control.