Cubresa has an experienced leadership team of life science and medical imaging personnel with over ten decades of combined technology company experience. Cubresa was founded in 2011 and was the first company to commercialize silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) array technology for nuclear medical imaging applications. The company is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Founder and CEO
James Schellenberg, Founder and CEO, has participated in start-up technology companies from 1989 to the present. He has executive management experience with Broadband Networks Inc., Nortel Inc., Centara Corporation, James Schellenberg Inc. and most recently with IMRIS Inc. He has participated both as an investor and contributor for numerous technology-based companies, including Texar Corporation, Edge Networks Inc., Esion Networks Inc., Photonami Inc. and iMagicTV. James graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1990 and has filed over 10 patents.
Chief Science Officer
Dr. John Saunders has over 50 years of experience in the science and technology realm, in particular with MRI imaging technology. John was the founder and original CEO of IMRIS. He was one of the inventors of the original intraoperative MRI scanner and later served as CSO of IMRIS. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, as well as 6 granted US patents and 14 US patents pending.
COO & General Manager- Preclinical Division
Bob Schellenberg, formerly the Director of Operations and Finance at Cubresa, has extensive experience in prototype and production manufacturing, assembly and test. Prior to Cubresa, he was most recently Production Supervisor at IMRIS Inc. from 2006-2011. Prior to IMRIS, Bob founded and operated a design and manufacturing company, HRS Enterprises. He has filed 1 patent.
Ryan Sparkes has worked in medical imaging and medical device software since 1996. At Cedara Software (now Merge Healthcare) Ryan worked on solutions for 3D volume rendering including segmentation and classification of different parts of the anatomy. At IMRIS he worked on their navigation and robotic product offerings. Ryan has a B. A. Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Director of Marketing
Lisa Bako, an entrepreneur and consultant, has been involved with high-tech companies since 1994. In addition to working with technology start-ups, Lisa has worked with national and international organizations focused on a variety of technology related initiatives including telecommunications, internet-based technologies and medical devices.
Board of Directors
Cubresa’s Board of Directors is comprised of Dr. James Schellenberg, Dr. John Saunders, and Mr. Bob Schellenberg.