Innovotech : About Us : Management

James Timourian


Dr. Timourian is a former university mathematics professor and successful investor in technology companies. He possesses a PhD in Mathematics.

Amin Omar

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Omar is a biofilm expert, having completed his Ph.D. at Manchester University in England. He is responsible for meeting client needs through the provision of contract research services to a wide scope of companies including medical devices, biotech, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, consumer products and food processing. His team provides a range of services including initial screening of antimicrobial candidates through to scientific studies for regulatory approval. His largest single client group is the medical device industry seeking standardized testing for antimicrobial coatings. This testing is used for regulatory submissions to the US Food & Drug Administration. He is also responsible for the overall operation of Innovotech.

Patricia Nadworny

Quality and Safety Director

Dr. Nadworny is a professional engineer with a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Nadworny is a silver expert and has contributed to the development of Innovotech antimicrobial products as well as maintaining our patent portfolios. Dr. Nadworny is currently responsible for maintaining and managing the ISO 17025 quality system and overall safety aspects of the company.

Tyler Boone

Laboratory Manager

Dr. Boone received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2012. He then spent 5 years as a Postdoctoral fellow, studying spore formation, at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Boone joined Innovotech in 2017 and manages a team that provides standardized testing for contract research as well as to support the development of Innovotech’s antimicrobial products.

Board of Directors

James Timourian

Chairman and Secretary

Dr. Timourian is a former university mathematics professor and successful investor in technology companies. He possesses a PhD in Mathematics.

David S. Tam


Mr. Tam possesses extensive legal background in the creation and financing of knowledge-based companies including Board Directorship in many of these companies. He is currently a partner at Parlee McLaws of Edmonton. David holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alberta.

Alan Savage


Mr. Savage is founder and president of Lonsdale Capital Corporation of Vancouver. Alan is currently the Chief Financial Officer. He brings to Innovotech experience and expertise in capital markets obtained over a long and successful career in finance and investment.

Bernard Grobbelaar


Bernard is Director of Corporate Services at Givens LLP. He is an experienced accountant serving public and private companies at international and national accounting firms. He currently provides contract Controllership and consulting services (including IFRS services) to his clients. He is a chartered accountant in Canada and South Africa.

Craig Milne


Dr. Milne is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and investor in Edmonton with extensive experience in strategy development, operations management, and business development. Craig is the CEO of Copperstone Technologies, a company bridging robotics, artificial intelligence and the mining industry. Craig was co-Founder and President of Stream Technologies Inc. and developed a product for agricultural imaging. Craig has a PhD in stem cell biology from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from the University of Alberta.

Karen Farkas


Dr. Farkas was the founder, then COO and CFO of a wholesale company in the healthfood industry, following and concurrent with university appointments.  She brings experience from another public corporate board, as well as from substantive positions on several not-for-profit boards.  Karen has an MBA, MS and PhD from Cornell University, with specialization in finance, quantitative methods and accounting.

Gerard Tertzakian


Dr. Tertzakian has over 30 years’ experience in the creation, management, and financing of knowledge based companies. He is past Chair & CEO of Innovotech, Raylo Chemicals and Cytovax. He possesses a PhD in organic chemistry.