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About Us

At KPM, our success is measured by the success of our partners. 

We are responsive, agile and ready to realize your time to market needs

 
 

Who we are

KPM Power is a Canadian company specializing in customized lithium ion battery solutions, battery management systems, global supply chain, UL certification and design for manufacturing services.
 

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Land 
Acknowledgment

We wish to acknowledge the land where KPM Power operates. For thousands of years, this has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.   We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.  We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories, and to the many Nations of Indigenous People and their ancestors who have cared for this land. 

Land acknowledgement is just the first step towards recognizing the impacts of our colonialist history and the detrimental effects done by settlers to Indigenous communities.  KPM Power recognizes and supports the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, and is committed to continuous learning and application of these actions in our work. 

 
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Meet The Team

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Karen Lai

President and Founder

Karen is the President and Founder of KPM Power Inc, a customizable lithium battery solutions provider, with a specialization in Battery Management Systems.  

She is an ardent supporter of the advancement and implementation of clean technologies and is committed to fueling these initiatives to get to market.

 

Karen has nearly 20 years of experience with global supply chain management, design for manufacturing and validation, and vendor management.  She is also passionate about encouraging and empowering more women in STEM, and helping women realize their goals and fully reach their vast potential.

 

Karen is a member of the advisory board for York University’s BEST Program, which supports entrepreneurial initiatives and programs with a STEM focus.  She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc degree in Mechanical Engineering.  She is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and holds the P.Eng designation.

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Peter Sie

Vice President, Finance

Peter has held an advisory role at KPM Power since its founding in 2017, and formally assumed the role of Vice President, Finance in 2019.

 

Previously Peter was Vice President, Investment Analytics at Ninepoint Partners, one of Canada's leading independent alternative asset managers. 

 

After 17 years in various analytical and leadership roles on Bay Street, Peter is very excited with his new surroundings, being on the ground floor, and being part of a diverse and dedicated team that's making an impact and bringing innovative clean technologies to market.

Peter graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in Economics. 

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Eric Wimalasekera

Applications Engineering Lead

Eric is a Licensed Airframe and Powerplant Aircraft Maintenance Technician and a Certified Journeyman Electrician (309A) with 20+ years of technical experience in various engineering and electrical roles spanning several industries including aerospace, HVAC, commercial building construction, automated manufacturing, and renewable energies.   ​

Prior to joining KPM Power, Eric worked on several large-scale commercial projects including MaRs Centre Phase 2, and  RBC WaterPark Place through the IBEW Local 353. 

 

Eric brings a unique applied mechanical and electrical skill set, and his versatility and (some would say) compulsive desire to optimize anything in his path, to his role as Applications Engineering Lead! 

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Samantha Rimando

Operations Manager

Samantha has been working with original equipment manufacturers for nearly 10 years. Acting as an extension of her customer’s supply chain and purchasing teams, she has assisted OEMs with sourcing and their production in China and North America.  With her experience, she has taken the role of Operations Manager at KPM Power Inc. including her active role in their Human Resources processes. We aim to build a team with a solutions mindset to ensure alignment throughout the organization.One of Samantha’s many passions includes providing opportunities and information to members of the community to guide them to the resources required for personal success.Samantha graduated from Sheridan College from the Business Administration – Human Resources program.

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Ivan Gutierrez

Marketing and Product Designer

Ivan is a passionate marketer and product design specialist with nearly six years of experience in project development and user experience design. ​Before joining KPM Power, Ivan was head of design and project member for a commercial interior design agency leading the conceptional/design phase as well as various steps during the execution process. Ivan developed projects for companies such as Compass Group, Henkel, Old Mutual, GM, Sodexo, among others. ​Ivan enjoys learning, teaching, and leading. He is also constantly looking out for his partners. He believes that every one of us can make a difference. ​Ivan graduated from Autonoma University in Colombia with a BA in product and industrial design and marketing management from Humber College.

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Saba Azimi

Full Stack Developer

Saba is an experienced web developer maintaining front-end functionality of websites. He achieved in-depth understanding of full-stack architecture with knowledge in design patterns and a strong insight of object-oriented software development methodologies.Graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Engineering, Saba possesses diverse experience in different applications and previously worked with IoT in energy. He was involved in developing apps detecting and identifying environmental changes.He has been a great addition to our team applying his deep knowledge in Computer Sciences to our software.

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Alexis Dunphy

Project Manager

Alexis has a passion for social and environmental sustainability which has directed her career towards cleantech and renewables. As such, she is also a part of many organizations which promote these values such as Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)

Before joining KPM, she had worked in a variety of industries from solar energy to the nuclear and automotive industries. As part of the team, she works to bring efficiency and effectiveness to work processes to ensure best practices.
 

Alexis has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University.

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Wesley Agbogidi

Applications Engineering Support

Wesley is passionate, self-motivated. He is driven by a need for continuous improvement in clean energy technologies, striving to reach sustainable development goals, and improving our current climate conditions.

Wesley is a new graduate from York University’s electrical engineering program and through his time in school has held technical positions in a vast number of industries including electrical power distribution, automobile manufacturing, and medical logistics.  

He is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario under the Engineering Intern (EIT) Program and is hoping to acquire relevant experience to become a fully licensed Professional Engineer of Ontario.

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Affan Rabbi

Hardware Engineering Support

Affan is a key member of KPM Power’s Engineering and Design Team providing Hardware Engineering Support for its Anzen Battery Management Systems. 

 

Affan originally joined KPM Power on a co-operative education placement in the Summer of 2019. He demonstrated his wide range of abilities from programming, 3D modeling, and designing electrical schematics.

 

He is passionate about engineering which gives him a very flexible and diverse range of ability to learn and further grow his skills. 

Affan is expecting to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from York University in December 2021.

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Olga Klushina

Electrical Engineering Support

Olga is key member of KPM Power’s Engineering and Design Team providing Electrical Engineering Support for its Anzen Battery Management Systems.

Olga originally joined KPM Power on a co-operative education placement in the Winter of 2020.

 

A graduate of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, Olga was heavily involved in entrepreneurial activities throughout her studies, including representing Lassonde and York University at the Global Engineering and Commerce Competition and culminating in being awarded the Bergeron Medal, for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement.

 

Olga is excited to bring these experiences to KPM Power where she can utilize her skills and passions to help bring new technology to market.

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Katie Bolourian

Junior Developer

Katie is excited to be at the deployment phase of her new career as a web developer at KPM Power. She originally joined KPM Power's software team on a part-time basis in the Summer of 2020. Katie is highly driven and self-motivated. She enjoys figuring out the building blocks of the world and rearranging them to build something even better. Her career is web development, but her life is adventuring. She enjoys work that challenges her to learn something new and stretch in a different direction. In her spare time, you will find her constantly searching and experimenting with new technologies and techniques. Katie finds the field of web development enormously rewarding and she believes the possibilities within it are endless.

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Corporate
Responsibility

 

KPM Power chooses to be a difference maker in its community and strives to be a leader in Corporate Responsibility.

KPM Power in the Community

KPM Power chooses to be a difference maker in its community and strives to be a leader in Corporate Responsibility.

We believe every individual deserves the right to the same opportunities for personal and professional development.

We feel it all starts with removing the barriers to affordable access to food, shelter and education.

KPM Power is committed to do its part by supporting various initiatives and community organizations who share KPM Power's mission to close these gaps, especially within marginalized and underrepresented groups, so that every individual gets an opportunity to reach their potential.

In 2021, KPM Power created the KPM Power Bursary for two 1st and 2nd year, female students requiring financial assistance, that have demonstrated community leadership, providing them with a $10,000 a year bursary at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. KPM Power has also provided and committed future financial support to Lassonde's K2I Academy, which focuses on equity-focused programming that supports underrepresented youth in STEM, including the Helen Carswell STEAM Program.

In addition, KPM Power is proudly a past and continuous supporter of several other amazing organizations that are making tremendous impacts in our communities, including Women's Habitat, Anduhyaun, Daily Bread Food Bank, and FoodShare.

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Our Core Values

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Integrity 

We take great pride and responsibility in our work.
 

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Customer

Focus

We put the needs of our clients at the forefront, and want to be seen, and felt, like an extension of their business.

 

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Social

Responsibility

We strive for positive change and being aware of the impact our company has on our customers, suppliers and our environment.


 

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Work-Life

Balance

We value and promote growth, development and happiness in both family and work life.