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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Craig Milne, MBA, Ph.D.


Dr. Milne is the CEO of Innovotech as of August 2023 and has served on the Board and as a member of the Audit Committee for several years.  He is a serial entrepreneur with nearly twenty years of experience in leadership, strategy, operations management, and business development of high-growth, technology-based companies. Dr. Milne has a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from the University of Alberta.

Tyler Boone, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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.

Bernard Grobbelaar

Chief Financial Officer

Bernard is an experienced accountant serving public and private companies at international and national accounting firms. He currently provides contract accounting and financial management services (including IFRS compliance) to his clients. He is a chartered accountant in Canada and South Africa.

Board of Directors

James Timourian

Director, Chairman

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’s degree in Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alberta.

Julie Wright


Julie Wright owns (W)right On Communications Inc., a strategic communications firm named a top 200 public relations agency in the U.S. by Forbes. She is a graduate of the Corporate Directors Forum Governance Academy and serves on several private and not-for-profit boards.  Julie has an MA from the University of Western Ontario Graduate School of Journalism.

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.

Craig Milne


Dr. Milne is the CEO of Innovotech.