Meet the team

The people behind the food revolution

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Wayne McIntyre

CEO & Co-Founder

Wayne is an executive leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience helping technology companies accelerate growth through organizational transformation, M&A, and commercial strategy.

Graham Campbell

COO & Co-Founder

Graham is an operations executive with over 20 years of experience in aerospace developing large and complex products—overseeing them from the design through to production.

Leigh Copp

Chief Technology Officer

Leigh leads research and development of our micro-factory technology platform. He is an electrical engineer specialized in automation for the vehicle industry with 20+ years of experience in robotics, automation, machine learning, controls, and programming.

Benjamin Chalier

Head of Growth

Ben drives the expansion of Relocalize with 7 years of experience in launching and scaling startups as a founder and business advisor. Ben leads our strategies to accelerate growth, forge strategic partnerships, and spearhead both dilutive and non-dilutive fundraising efforts.

Gordon So

Sustainability & Business Development Manager

Gordon has 4 years of experience leading sustainability projects at the world’s largest environmental group, with expertise in sustainable development and the circular economy, in addition to hands-on experience in business partnership and scientific communication.

Paulo Arruda

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Paulo has 15 years of experience working on industrial robotics and automation for packaging and food production. He designs and manufactures custom hardware to optimize production efficiencies, resulting in several patented and implemented designs.

Valentino Bressi

Mechanical Designer

Val has over 20 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and industrial design technician. He builds prototypes for mass production approval, including various medical equipment for neurological research, utilized by medical experts worldwide.

Sylvain Abondance

Senior Robotics Engineer

Sylvain holds a Master's degree in robotics from EPFL in Switzerland, with his thesis conducted at Harvard University in Boston. He possesses deep expertise in mechanics, electronics, electromechanics, product design, and food manufacturing techniques.

Paul Eskdale

Electronic Engineering Technologist

Paul leads robotics programming for the company. He is a seasoned specialist with deep knowledge of applied robotics, programming, and automating complex industrial processes, bringing over 20 years of automation design and implementation experience to our team.

Our advisors

Ryan Garrah

President of Emerson Canada with 15+ yrs experience, Ryan specializes in cold chain technologies and process automation.

Frédéric Thomas-Dupuis

Partner and Retail & Consumer Goods Practice Leader at Oliver Wyman, Fred specializes in transformations & turn-arounds.

John Tentomas

Founder & owner of Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc., John has 17+ leadership years in the frozen consumer product sector.

Grant Jobb

Grant is a founding partner, Relocalize system inventor, and 26-year ice industry veteran and entrepreneur whose ice business was acquired by Arctic Glacier.

Steve Wood

Platform leader at Slack and serial entrepreneur, Steve is a CXO leader in Silicon Valley with former roles at Dell Boomi and Salesforce.

Anthony Hucker

Anthony Hucker is the CEO at Southeastern Grocers and a grocery leader who has also led financial restructurings, growth, startups, and turnarounds at Schnuck Markets, Giant Food, Walmart Stores, and Aldi.

Marc Poulin

Former CEO of Sobeys, Marc is a senior executive, board director and leader in the Canadian food industry.

Jim Freis

Financial industry advisor with global regulatory and governance experience ranging from startups to market infrastructures; formerly U.S. Department of the Treasury and Deutsche Börse Group

Alasdair James

As a global executive and board director, Alasdair is a retail CXO leader in omnichannel, digital transformation, merchandizing, and global supply chain.

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