Arthur Griffiths -
Arthur Griffiths has an extensive background in broadcasting, having served as Director of Western International Communications (WIC) from 1990 through 1995. WIC was Canada's largest broadcaster prior to its eventual sale in 1999.
Arthur owned and operated the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks for a number of years, while spearheading the successful development of General Motors Place in 1994. In 1995, GM Place opened its doors to the public as the first privately financed arena in Canada in over 60 years, becoming the home of the Canucks and the NBA's newly created Vancouver Grizzlies franchise.
By 1998, a group led by Arthur developed the 2010 Olympic Bid proposal, including venue development designs, that eventually won Vancouver and Whistler's right to compete as Canada's national candidate for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In achieving this goal, the Bid Team was able to successfully prove to the Canadian Olympic Association that Vancouver and Whistler could develop the appropriate venues for such a vast undertaking.
Concurrently, Arthur worked for the Rapid Transit Project Office, serving as Chair of Public Consultation and Chief Negotiator in the development of the new Millennium Skytrain Line. His primary responsibilities on the project were to meet and negotiate with municipalities and vehicle manufacturers; attend public forums to hear the concerns of the public and environmental groups and facilitate the formation of station development and design.
Throughout his business career, Arthur has excelled in a variety of development projects requiring use of his experience and personal relationships relating to environmental and aboriginal issues. For the last five years he has developed real estate projects in Vancouver and Victoria and hosted a radio program focused on the business of sport.
A truly valuable asset to the company, Arthur now devotes his efforts to Infotec on a full-time basis.
Ed Clunn - CTO
Mr. Clunn has accumulated 25 years of Technology experience with a focus on Computers and Telecommunications. Ed has been with Galaxy Networks since its inception and is the developer of the Galaxy Encoder Series that powers live streaming television. Additionally, he has been responsible for the programming and design of a number of innovative Computer Telephony solutions and products.
In particular, Ed designed the MPEG4 solution that enabled ClearStar Networks to send fifty channels over a VSAT link. Ed also designed the first Internet triggered Call Back system, which allowed for low cost, high quality calling from the CIS to other parts of the world. He has written software for, implemented, and deployed a large number of Centrex-based call control platforms, used primarily by flat rate, long distance companies throughout North America. He has also been responsible for the design and implementation of several Voice-over-IP systems spanning the Pacific Rim.
Ed has extensive experience in the design and operation of the billing systems associated with operating a long distance service, and has written software that continues to provide these services today. He has spearheaded the design and implementation of point-to-point, ATM, Internet and VPN type networks for both voice and data traffic. He has spent time in both Research and Development and on the practical side of the telecommunications industry. He has been involved in telecommunications equipment resale, project reviews such as the ClearStar product overview, Cheetah Asset Technologies Network Broadcast System design, and design and coding (C/C++) for a long distance follow-me platform.
Ed has been directly involved in the streaming system design and integration process; negotiating important agreements with vendors, customers and strategic partners, and working closely with the team to promote and develop the product line.
Lorne Milne - Vice President
Lorne Milne brings 30 years experience as a corporate and real estate lawyer - in Vancouver, British Columbia and Winnipeg, Manitoba - to Infotec.
After attaining an Honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba, Lorne went on to complete his law degree at Toronto's Osgoode Hall Law School. His fields of specialization include: business law; acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and real estate; commercial real estate development; financings, joint ventures; lending; corporate reorganizations; broadcasting; strategic advice and business planning.
Currently a Director of the Gastown Business Improvement Association, Lorne has been married for 31 years and has four children.
Carol Shaw - Secretary /
Carol Shaw has an extensive and successful financial management history, with a background in taxation and small business accounting. Carol has successfully managed the financial operations of a real estate company, a local long distance carrier and several technology companies. She also has extensive training in marketing and has developed innovative skills and expertise in presenting the right material to the right market segment.
Carol has produced marketing materials including comprehensive training manuals, brochures, and advertising materials. Among her many achievements, Carol has also previously designed and implemented a long distance billing and accounting software package; facilitating the delivery of automated invoicing, statement and account management in many live environments.
Further, Carol has been involved in the co-ordination of network deployment and system resource management for several Internet companies, including Galaxy Networks Inc.
Art Bacon - Manager of Los
A native of Vashon Island, Washington, Art studied Business Administration, Statistical Analysis and Project Management at Hubbard College prior to transitioning into the design and creation of websites back in 1994. Since that time, Art has amassed considerable expertise in a host of technical capacities that now provide significant benefit to a variety of Infotec's development initiatives.
His areas of specialization include: custom workstation and server building; software; network and server administration; SAN administration and web development languages include ASP, PHP, ASP.NET and VB.
Stanley W. McKiernan - Corporate
Senior Associate of Los Angeles based McKiernan Law Firm since 1996; Stanley McKiernan is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and American Bar Association.Stanley received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the School of Economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1957, later attaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Graduate School of Business, in 1963.
Stanley was subsequently awarded with a Juris Doctor Degree, in 1967, from The Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Stanley has previously represented a number of national and regional clients in their overseas endeavors, including Ringling Bros. Circus, the Disney World on Ice division, the Philippine owned California Overseas Bank and the American Family Life Assurance Co.
Kimberly Komarniski - Production
Kimberly graduated from the Radio and Television program - majoring in Television producing and writing - at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Kimberly did her semester of practicum with Kopelson Entertainment, one of the largest and most well known production companies in Hollywood. During this term, she had the opportunity to take part in many exciting projects, including Production Assistant work on the set of the film "The Longest Yard".
To date, Kimberly has produced an array of news stories, commercials, music videos, one-minute dramas and a highly acclaimed short film. Kimberly has been with Stream Horizon Studios since August, 2005., working her way into a managerial position while demonstrating her expertise in producing, shooting and editing.
De Lima - Sales Manger
Johnny's sales experience comes from over 5 years of working with Canadian Talent in the urban music scene and contributing his sales expertise to blue chip companies across Canada. He comes to Infotec fresh from leading sales promotions with Bell Canada and Labatt Brewing Company.
Johnny's passion for streaming media and internet technology as a whole makes him a great addition to the Infotec team.
Trevor Clunn - IT Manager
Following his graduation in 2000, Trevor became involved in editing and the production of corporate videos for online streaming. With a year's experience to his credit, it was clear Trevor had found his niche. Trevor later became involved with Hot Sports Networks, where he edited a variety of hockey drills and commercials for Hockey Canada. While involved with Hot Sports, Trevor familiarized himself with Exchange Email Accounts and helped support coaches involved with the Coaches Club Coaches Planner.
Trevor now provides video editing and a host of related services as head of the IT department for Stream Horizon Studios and Galaxy Networks.
Jonathan Blake - Developer
A native of Brighton, England, Jonathan entered the commercial Internet industry in the mid-1990's. With over 12 years of experience, Jonathan has built a well-rounded skill set in continuing to develop world-class online business solutions.
With his extensive knowledge of all commonly used Internet programming languages, server and database administration skills, and a forte for graphic design, Jonathan brings a comprehensive understanding of every stage of the development process to his work at Infotec.
Ashlea Spitz - New Media
After graduating from Kwantlen University College with a degree in marketing communications, Ashlea joined a leading national promotions agency, where she was involved with the promotional strategies and national marketing campaigns for such major clients as Proctor and Gamble, Envision Financial, Molson Breweries, and BC Lotteries.
In 2001, Ashlea went back to school to hone in on her skills with the technical creative side and received honors in BCIT's New Media Program. Soon thereafter, she started her own new media design firm and created branding strategies for interactive websites, presentations, and other advertising materials mainly within the entertainment and fashion industry. She is also experienced in designing graphical user interfaces and icon packages for software applications.
Ashlea now teaches new media design techniques in her spare time. She joins Infotec with a great passion for the creative and technical arts.
Hayley Wright - Studio Support
Hayley has now been involved in the broadcasting industry for a year. That time has included an 8-month term with MTV Canada, on a show called "969", for which Hayley performed on-camera work as well as in-studio filming, research and a bit of producing.
Having already completed four part-time classes in the winter of 2004, Hayley is currently applying for acceptance in the full-time Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT.