Innovotech Management

Innovotech has assembled a great management team that has allowed us to become the company we are: The leading biofilm research company.

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James Timourian


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

Tyler Boone

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Boone completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in the faculty of Medical Science.  He then pursued a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago studying spore formation.   Dr. Boone is responsible for meeting client needs through the provision of contract research services to a wide scope of companies including medical devices, biotech, pharmaceutical, and consumer products. His team provides a range of services including initial screening of antimicrobial candidates, testing of prototype devices, and scientific studies using finished products for regulatory approval. 

Patricia Nadworny

Chief Scientific Officer / 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 coordinates internal research and development, including 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.

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 Ph.D. in Mathematics.

David S. Tam


Mr. Tam possesses an 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 the 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 Ph.D. 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 health-food 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 Ph.D. from Cornell University, with a specialization in finance, quantitative methods, and accounting.

Gerard Tertzakian


Dr. Tertzakian has over 30 years of 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 Ph.D. in organic chemistry.