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P&P Optica

P&P Optica is using new technology and data analysis to help ensure the food we eat is safer and produced with higher quality and greater efficiency.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 24
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

PPO allows food processors to actually see the chemistry of food, in-line and in real time. With this technology, PPO’s customers can address three of the most significant challenges they face:

- Reduce costly recalls and associated brand damage by finding foreign materials not detected by current approaches
- Optimize product by grading quickly and objectively
- Reduce food waste through sorting based on chemical signature not done currently


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    President & CEO

    Today’s P&P Optica is Olga’s dream company. She gets to use all her skills from engineering, medical imaging, business and problem solving while working with a wonderful team. Being able to make a significant contribution to how food is produced, kept safe and nutritious provides Olga with the drive to continue combining novel technologies to address some of the most widespread and underserved needs of the food industry.

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    Walter Huber

    Walt Huber is P&P Optica’s Chief Financial Officer. Walt has worked with many fast growing companies such as Open Text, Sandvine, NCR and now P&P Optica. He specializes in strategic growth, management and of course finance.

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    David Lizius

    A technically astute business executive, David brings 30 years experience in initiating, leading, and achieving success with technology companies including one of Canada's leading aerospace companies, COM DEV, where his tenure included President of one of COM DEV's business units.

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    Kevin Turnbull
    VP Sales

    Kevin brings over 18 years’ experience in many key aspects of business development. He excels in front-line sales of complex technology solutions to global accounts. Kevin is passionate about creating strong relationships and partnerships, so while customers get to see Kevin present our products and capabilities in the best possible light, he also ensures the team truly understands our customers need so we focus our efforts on creating value.

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    Rob Shaw
    VP Product and Operations

    Rob brings over 25 years of experience leading engineering and operations to develop and deliver advanced technology products and solutions in a number of challenging industries. He is passionate about our customers and provides them with innovative new products and services that offer exceptional value. He makes our technology functional, manufacturable, reliable, maintainable and operable. Rob is a Mechanical Engineer, MBA and is PMI certified.

Previous Investors

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    Angels from GTAN, GAN and others