Tekion Solutions Inc.
8602 Commerce Court
Canada, V5A 4N6
Phone: (604)656-6610 Fax: (604)656-6620
Tekion Solutions is an electrochemical power company, pioneering strategic energy pathways in the milliwatts to kilowatts range. We provide these solutions by matching electrochemical systems to applications and products. In the milliwatts to watts sector (Formira fuel cell) the demand for higher energy densities in portable electronics is outpacing battery advancements. In the kilowatts markets (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) all power usage systems will play a vital role in transforming our traditional view of energy sources. We will take this technology into battery charging, auxiliary power and motive (scooter) applications.
Tekion Solutions Inc. is creating energy solutions designed to enhance your "Freedom through Mobility" by taking you off the grid(tm). The first technology we will commercialize is the Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell. This is the only fuel cell technology currently able to fit in a mobile phone. The act of "recharging" will simply consist of inserting a trouble free, snap-in OTG(tm) fuel capsule. This product family, in the milliwatts to watts range, will power everything from small military sensors to mobile phones. In the watts to kilowatts market, all power usage systems will play a vital roll in transforming our traditional view of energy sources. We are currently in the process of obtaining other Direct Liquid Fueled Fuel Cell technologies, including Direct Methanol.
Tekion's mission is to take you off the grid™. http://www.tekion.com/company/index.htm
- Tekion has a patent pending technology where the fuel, cost, size, and performance create a significant barrier to competition in certain micro fuel cell applications.
- Utilizing our patent pending Formira™ fuel cell technology, Tekion has developed an operational fuel cell-powered satellite phone brassboard, which has the potential to deliver more energy at costs competitive to the best available batteries.
- Tekion is focused on defined market segments that require immediate solutions in the milliwatts to watts range.
- Commercial revenues are expected to commence in Q1 2007.
- Tekion has assembled a pre-eminent fuel cell development team consisting of scientists, engineers and marketers. This “A” team has collectively over 100 man years of fuel cell and battery development experience.
- “It's all about the Purchase Order”. Tekion's business focus is to develop, market and sell viable products to generate revenues and returns to shareholders within a reasonable timeframe.
MANAGEMENT TEAM http://www.tekion.com/team/index.htm
Mr. Neil Huff, President & CEO,
has a Chemical Engineering degree from Queens University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. He has 25 years of operational and management experience in the plastics and battery industry, including 2 years experience as a venture capitalist. Mr. Huff spent 5 years as CEO of Ballard’s Battery Division,
eventually spinning it off from Ballard to form BlueStar Battery Systems, now part of Eagle-Picher. Significant accomplishments of that tenure included raising venture capital funds, taking the company to public ownership, displacing a key market competitor by negotiating a $50 to $70 million contract with the US Army to produce BA5590 batteries. Mr. Huff was also instrumental in developing two additional advanced battery technologies from the Laboratory to a Certified Product for the US Army. Mr. Huff’s experience in high volume manufacturing in both the Plastics and Battery industries uniquely positions Tekion for its role as a high volume fuel cell producer.
Mr. David McLeod, VP Marketing & Business Development,
has 15 years of experience with Ballard Power Systems
and was instrumental in positioning that company and its technology to the world-class level it is today. Mr. McLeod was responsible for Ballard's first order of fuel cells in 1987 and was also instrumental in developing its key strategic relationships. He built and directed the relationship between Ballard and Daimler-Benz (now Daimler Chrysler) that led to Daimler's adoption of Ballard's PEM technology. Mr. McLeod later took the role of VP of Government and Military Affairs, where he was the primary military liaison for Ballard's PEM technology. Prior to his involvement with Ballard, Mr. McLeod held a variety of positions in the computer and high tech industries.
Mr. Alakh Prasad, VP Product Development,
has more than 23 years of industrial experience out of which 13 years have been in the fuel cell industry developing a 2 kW – 3 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power Generator at Global Thermoelectric / FuelCell Energy and 10 kW – 250 kW Fuel Processors and PEM Stationary Power Generators at Ballard Power Systems.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delhi, a Master of Technology degree in Thermal Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.
FUEL CELL ON A CHIP http://www.tekion.com/business/index.htm