Raj-Mohinder Gurm, CEO, Director
Raj Gurm has over 20 years of experience founding, leading, and operating businesses in a variety of sectors. He has significant experience as a chief executive officer of both private and public companies, and has taken several companies public.
Mr. Gurm began his career as the founder of BR International Marketing (1985), an importer and distributor of consumer goods in Canada. In 1989 he also became an independent buyer for J. Jetterson & Associates, a distributor of consumer goods to large chains stores in the United States. In 1995 Mr. Gurm founded Xanatel Communications, a development stage mobile telecom company in Canada, which was later sold to public company. From 1997 to 2007 he founded and operated a manufacturer of chemical products, including some compounds based on his own formulations.
In 2008 Mr. Gurm founded a business within P2 Solar, Inc. to pursue solar PV project development opportunities in India. P2 Solar is currently developing 2 Hydro and one solar project in India, and another solar project in British Columbia, Canada.
Raj-Mohinder Gurm graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia, where he also subsequently pursued post-graduate studies and research.
Bali Randhawa, COO
Mr. Randhawa joined P2 in July 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. During his time with P2 he has been responsible for developing solar PV project opportunities in India, Europe and Ontario.
Mr. Randhawa is founder, principal and CEO of TrivCap, a venture incubation firm with a focus on alternative energy and India. From 2000-2004, Mr. Randhawa was an Associate and then Senior Associate for Ziff Brothers Investments, one of the world’s largest family investment companies, based in New York. At Ziff he was responsible for assessing investments across the energy and technology sectors. From 1997-2000, he was an auditor and then Senior Risk Consultant at Deloitte & Touche in Vancouver and New York, where he advised energy clients on risk management strategies for their portfolios. Prior to this, he began his career at Scotia Capital, a major Canadian bank.
Mr. Randhawa graduated with a B.A. in Economics, With Distinction, from the University of Victoria. He undertook post-graduate studies in finance and accounting at Simon Fraser University and has completed both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) programs.
Sham Dhari – P.Eng., V.P. Engineering
Mr. Dhari has over 25 years electrical engineering experience. He obtained his degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1984.
Mr. Dhari began his career as a project engineer for high-tech company Response Television Technologies in Toronto developing an Interactive Television System. He progressed into large complex engineering projects while working as project engineer for NLK Consulting Engineers, who specialized in the pulp and paper industry. Following NLK, Mr. Dhari moved on to the role of a Field Applications Engineer for Electro Sonic in Canada, where he was responsible for providing technical engineering design expertise to clients in western Canada and leading continuing education technical training across the firm. In 1999 Mr. Dhari moved to California and joined Santa Clara based high-tech startup Ishoni Networks as a Senior Applications Engineer. At Ishoni Mr. Dhari lead the applications engineering department and provided technical engineering design support to clients in the US as well as internationally in Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
In 2002 Mr. Dhari returned to Vancouver to found his own electrical engineering consulting services firm working with clients in the US and India. During the past several years Mr. Dhari has developed significant expertise in the solar PV sector working as a consultant for various companies and supporting P2 with solar PV design and engineering analysis. Mr. Dhari joined P2 directly in 2010 as V.P., Engineering. He is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of project design and EPC relationships.
Hans Edblad, V.P. Business Development, Director
Mr. Edblad has more than 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in public and private companies. His first major endeavor began in 1997 when he founded, designed and built an entertainment and adventure complex at Silver Star Ski Resort. The concept was unique and one of the first of its kind, receiving many awards and praise from industry publications. He expanded the operations during subsequent years and sold the company in 2002.
Since 2002, Mr. Edblad has assisted various startup companies to raise funding, develop their operations and go public. He has gained significant expertise in all aspects of business, including marketing, operations, and finance. He joined P2 initially as a consultant in 2008 and supports the CEO and COO with funding initiatives and high level business development.
Mr. Edblad spent his early years as a national champion alpine racing athlete. His skiing pursuits took him to many different countries at a young age. Mr. Edblad’s accomplishments include: at age 17, 1985 Canadian Junior Alpine Champion, at age 18, 1986 Senior Canadian SG Champion, and a number one world ranking by FIS as a Junior at age 17.
Dr. Stephen Sleigh, PH.D, CGA, Director
Dr. Stephen Sleigh has worked with Raj-Mohinder Gurm for a decade on various business ventures. As a Certified General Accountant he has filled the role of Controller with responsibility for financial reporting, budgeting, and accounting for private and public companies. He continues to manage these functions for P2 on a consulting basis. Dr. Sleigh is also a Director of the Company.
Prior to his endeavors with Mr. Gurm, from 1990-2000 Dr. Sleigh was owner and operator of an independent restaurant. He began his career in 1980 as a senior sales associate at BDH Inc., a supplier of laboratory chemicals to universities, hospitals, and testing/research centers.
Dr. Sleigh attended the University of Manchester, U.K., where he completed a BSc., MSc., and PhD. in Chemistry. In support of his business ventures he obtained the designation of Certified General Accountant (CGA) in 2001.
Brian Kryska, Chief Technical Advisor
Mr. Kryska brings 34 years of seasoned leadership experience in engineering and product development. He currently serves as the Chair for Engineered Energy (E2), and operates E2 internationally in the energy sector.
Mr. Kryska has arranged mergers, acquisitions, and financing deals in excess of $200 million and has led the due diligence, negotiation, legal, and mediation teams for large deals involving industrial projects. He has held various executive, leadership, and board roles including general management, research management, and product development. Mr. Kryska has also provided business re-engineering, product commercialization and TQM services and has demonstrated efficacy in cost management and maximizing ROI and sales.
Previously as the Founder and the Chairman of the Board of Aerotek Engineering (1981), Mr. Kryska has authored patents and has brought proprietary products to market. He is currently the owner of a real estate holding company. He also holds a senior executive role and significant stake in an international steel distribution company doing over $70 million per year in sales.
Mr. Kryska graduated from the University of Alberta in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He has completed Graduate level courses in Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Alberta and Carlton University in Ottawa.
Mr. Kryska has served on various boards and his current prominent board positions include membership on the board of Governors at a University College at the University of Alberta and a position on the board and the steering committee for the Alberta Canada Fusion Energy Institute. His areas of expertise include finance, business, engineering, physics, and science.