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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 acknowledgment is just the first step toward 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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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.
 

 
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Karen Lai

President

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.

Meet The Team

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Peter Sie

VP, Finance

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Eric Wimalasekera

Applications Engineering
Lead

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Samantha Rimando

Head of Operations and HR

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Jim Craven

Production Engineering
Lead

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Ivan Gutierrez

Marketing and Product Designer

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Saba Azimi

Senior Full Stack Developer

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Alexis Dunphy

Project Manager

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Affan Rabbi

Product Egineering

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Olga Klushina

Systems Engineering
Lead

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Katie Bolourian

Full Stack Developer

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Muongsouvanh

Software Engineering

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Justin Jen

Mechanical Process Engineering

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Ashar Latif

Electrical Engineering

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Ralph Joson

Hardware Assembler

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Elijah Bautista

Hardware Assembler

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Andro Meneses

Engineering Technologist

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Aeron Lugtu 

Hardware Assembler

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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, Jean Augustine Centre, Daily Bread Food Bank, and FoodShare.