Brian Flippance, President ACA & Integrys
Brian graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1975 with a BaSc in electrical engineering and has been a P. Eng. since 1981. He is an alumnus of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and is a long-time member of the business peer group, TEC Canada. He has served on the boards and advisory boards of several Integrys suppliers.
Brian has had a long and successful career in Canadian hi-tech, dating back to 1975 when, after a brief tenure as a development engineer with Urban Transport Development Corporation, he joined ACA as a sales engineer.
After a four-year stint with Webster Instrument—during which time he was instrumental in increasing sales five-fold and became sales manager—he rejoined ACA as sales manager of the Fluke Division, before assuming responsibility for the Scientific Division. As an owner and director of ACA since 1985, Brian has successfully grown Integrys into a leading supplier of system-level products and has developed an engineering team that has allowed Integrys to provide outsourcing services to its customers.
Brian became CEO and president of ACA in 2005 and a major shareholder in 2014.
Wayne Mason, General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Integrys
Wayne joined the ACA Group in 2002 as an account manager responsible for sales in the Greater Toronto Area. Under his direction, business tripled within two-and-a-half years. In 2005 Wayne was promoted to national sales manager, where he implemented sales processes and a professional sales training program that led to an increase in sales of value-added engineering solutions. In 2014 Wayne was promoted to his current role as Integrys’ general manager and vice president of sales and marketing.
Wayne Mason is a business leader with a strong technical sales background. He has built executive relationships with key decision makers, fulfilling a range of business development opportunities. Wayne has a knack for ensuring that company, employee and customer interests are all met, leading to sustainable long-term success.
Wayne is a graduate of the computer engineering technology program at Humber College, and of business management studies at McMaster University.
Patrick Leung, Vice President & General Manager, ACA TMetrix Inc.
Patrick graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1991 with a BASc in electrical engineering, and has been a P.Eng. since 1994. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and is a member of the business peer group TEC Canada. He has served on several advisory boards in the telecom community, and as section head of the engineering division of FCCP (Ontario).
Patrick joined ACA in 1991 as a sales engineer, working in both the OEM and measurement divisions. Subsequently, he served as business development manager, helping shape the direction of the company and targeting growth areas in the Canadian marketplace. In this role he started ACA’s telecom data division, growing the business from $30,000/year to over $3,000,000/year within three years.
As a shareholder of ACA TMetrix Inc. since 2009, Patrick has been instrumental in making ACA TMetrix a leading Canadian supplier of test and measurement instrumentation and solutions.
Fazal Mohamed, CFO of Integrys, ACA TMetrix and SRC
Fazal joined ACA in 2006 as controller and became CFO and a director of Integrys, ACA TMetrix and SRC in 2014. He manages finance, customer service, distribution and information technology. Fazal has been instrumental in managing reorganization, cost reduction initiatives, facility relocation and ERP implementation within ACA.
Prior to joining ACA, Fazal spent eighteen years in progressive finance, treasury and acquisition integration roles at Barnes Group (Canada) Inc., a subsidiary of Connecticut-based Barnes Group Inc., where he recently served as controller for their Canadian division. During his tenure, Fazal led the financial integration of two significant acquisitions, managed the Canadian treasury portfolio, taxation, HR and pension. Additionally, Fazal has worked in finance in heavy equipment distribution and oil gas industries.
Fazal is an accounting graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance.
Serge Dandache, Directeur Général / General Manager, Spectra Research Corporation
With an M.Sc. in Virology from the University of Montreal (1995) and his many years of research in biotechnology labs (University of Montreal, Origenix Technologies, McGill University, and Ambrilia Biopharma), Serge has great insights into how the latest scientific instruments can deliver exceptional value to researchers. Into this background he has woven invaluable business experience, developing strong client relationships as account manager at Montreal Biotech (life sciences-related technologies) and as an account manager for Roche Diagnostics (next-generation sequencers). Serge started his SRC career as an account manager as well (Quebec, Eastern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces) before becoming a sales manager (Montreal region) and then general manager (November 2019). Serge builds his customers’ trust and loyalty by listening to their needs and fluently (in both French and English) presenting solutions that SRC’s vast portfolio can deliver.