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Team2018-09-12T13:41:40+00:00

Autovector is a growing team of people who are dedicated to our company mission. As individuals, we do not work simply to have jobs and paycheques: our professional experiences, hopes and dreams find expression in our endeavour to contribute to sustainable transportation. We aim to make airless tire technology a viable replacement for the pneumatic tire, and to make Absolut Airless a standard piece of equipment.

Autovector started 4 years ago as T-Array Pneumatics, when we set out to solve the flat tire problem and created the first practical multicell tire concept. The multicell solution, however, adds material to the tire, which is not exactly optimal or environmentally friendly. So we kept working. The fundamental insights gained from a critical examination of tire development and state of the art tire technologies, underpin the development of the Absolut Airless technology.

Vision

Our vision is to create a new type of company, one that relates to all participants in the tire industry value chain as partners on the same mission. We believe that it is imperative for all businesses to transition to sustainable products and technologies.

Management

Elias Assad

CDO & CEO

Elias is an innovator with 30 years of technical and business management experience in telecom, systems integration, computer distribution, online gaming, workflow software, and consumer and industrial product development. Elias obtained a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Hamid Taghavifar

Chief Technology Officer

Hamid holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Urmia University, Iran with emphasis ‎on vehicle dynamics and control, terramechanics and energy harvesting from vehicle systems. He is currently a Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow at ‎the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, CONCAVE Research Center. His research focuses ‎on the analysis of high-load capacity and high-speed frame-steered off-road vehicles. ‎Hamid was the lead developer of a single-wheel tester platform for off-road vehicles at his alma mater, as well as the developer of a stress sensor in the soil profile for measuring the transmission of stress due to vehicle traffic.

Asad Sabbah

Director, Human Resources

Asad brings strategic leadership and direction in the areas of talent acquisition and integration, compensation, and corporate development and organizational learning. He has extensive experience in building, sustaining & driving the HR infrastructure of growing organizations. Prior to Autovector, Asad held various human resource management positions at DelMonte, Samsung Engineering, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and Unilever-Best Foods. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from University of Jordan, and professional certifications from the Royal College (UK), Cambridge International College (UK), and Chartered Institute of Management Consultants (US). He is currently pursuing an EMBA degree at Tefler School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

Amin Ghaziaskar

Chief Product Officer

Amin is currently completing his M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (Nov. 2018) and has recently obtained a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University. Amin is in charge of the development of the company’s product road map. For hobbies, Amin’s enjoys listening to audiobooks on diverse subjects and conducts technical analysis on different indexes, stocks, and cryptocurrencies.

If you want to take part in our mission, we would love to hear from you. There is plenty to be done. The mission is not for the faint of heart; neither are the rewards.

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