Bionic Power is a privately-held technology company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Yad Garcha

Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Director

Mr. Garcha’s venture-capital background spans nearly two decades in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical sectors. A former senior vice-president at GrowthWorks Capital, Mr. Garcha also worked at the Business Development Bank of Canada. As a VC, Mr. Garcha backed Angiotech, Anormed (sold to Genzyme) and Creo Products (sold to Kodak). Mr. Garcha earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Clive Mullins

Chief Technology Officer

Clive Mullins has been doing hardware product development for over 25 years. Most recently, he was at Delta-Q Technologies managing the development of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle battery charger. Previously, he spent six years doing power supply design at Ciena Networks. Before that, he spent ten years at Nortel Networks working on ASIC, circuit board and power supply design. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

George Lawton

Vice-President Finance

George Lawton is a Chartered Accountant and has been an executive leader in the financial, accounting, and operational systems functions across a broad spectrum of technology and industrial companies. George was the CFO of Mainframe Entertainment, which was a listed public company on the TSX until it was sold in 2003. George also worked with Vector Aerospace, Uranium One and EastCoal. The complexity of these businesses has given George experience with cross-border ownership structures and tax planning, transfer pricing and sophisticated financial accounting management.

Max Donelan

Founder and S&T Committee Member

Dr. Donelan, Professor of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, is one of the founders of Bionic Power and one of the original inventors of the bionic energy harvester. He has a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Berkeley, and his achievements have been recognized by the American Society of Biomechanics, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Marc de La Bruyère


Mr. de La Bruyère is a principal and the Chairman of Maclab Enterprises,  a Western Canadian  real estate development and investment firm and is the Chairman of Viewtrack Technologies, a livestock information technology company.  Mr. de La Bruyère began his professional career as an associate with management consultancy McKinsey and Company.

Robert Fischer


Mr. Robert (Bob) Fischer has served as a Lieutenant General with the Canadian Army. He has held several senior staff appointments at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa including Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff and Project Manager for the acquisition of several fleets of operational vehicles. In 1990, on promotion to Brigadier General, he was appointed Director General Land Engineering and Maintenance. In April 1997, Mr. Fischer joined General Dynamics Canada as Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations. He is a past President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Canadian NATO Industry Advisory Group and a member of DND’s Defence Industry Advisory Committee.

Andrea Johnston


Ms. Johnston is Chief Financial Officer for the Dassault Systèmes Natural Resources industry and the GEOVIA brand. She is responsible for driving strategy, including partnerships and alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and growth through diversification. Past roles include CEO of NxtPhase, a technology leader in developing uniquely patented products for the electric power industry, and CFO of NGRAIN, a provider of 3D simulation software in aerospace and military training applications. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (Literature) from the University of British Columbia and holds professional designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Business Valuator, and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware).

Dave Stapley


Dave Stapley has devoted his career to developing strategic industrial and long term customer relationships. Dave started his professional career in the Department of National Defence. He held numerous executive positions at SPAR Aerospace, culminating in President of the SPAR Defence Division. Dave led the divestiture of this business to DRS Technologies Inc where he assumed the position of Group President, before becoming the Corporate SVP International Business Development and Government Relations for DRS. Dave also led the integration of DRS into the Italian firm Finmeccanica. Past affiliations include: Chair of the Canadian Defence and Security Industry Association, NATO Industrial Advisory Group, and numerous board positions.