Kinitics Automation Limited Announces the Appointment of Two New Board Members
Kinitics Automation is pleased to announce the election of John Adams and James (Jim) Hargrove to it’s board of directors.
Mr. John Adams
Mr. James Hargove
John Adams is the President and CEO of NGIF Capital Corporation (NGIF Capital) and the Managing Partner of NGIF Cleantech Ventures. He is rooted in over 25 years of experience in financing, cleantech, energy, and venture capital.
John has led the development of NGIF Capital, an energy tech venture capital firm and Canada’s largest cleantech platform for natural gas. He participates in all aspects of NGIF Capital including its three divisions: NGIF Industry Grants, the $35MM NGIF Emissions Testing Centre, and the $55MM NGIF Cleantech Ventures fund. In addition,
John holds several board and board observer positions including:
• Board and Audit and Finance Committee Member CRIN
• Board and Audit Committee Member Tidewater Renewables (TSX: LCFS)
• Board member Ionada Carbon Solutions LLC.
• Board member Galatea Technologies Inc.
• Board Observer Ionomr Innovations Inc.
• Board Member for Kinitics Automation
• Board Observer for Validere Technologies Inc.
John has been a part of numerous selection juries, including for the International Gas Union’s Research, Development, and Innovation Committee, for Natural Resources Canada, and for Emissions Reduction Alberta.
John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Environmental Science and is a graduate of the Berkley Venture Capital Executive Program. He has been honored with distinctions including a 2021 World Biz Magazine’s Global Top 100 Innovation CEO and Canada’s Clean50 2022.
James Hargrove graduated from UBC with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981 followed by a Management Skills for Advanced Technology diploma from Simon Fraser University in 1993. After graduation he joined his father’s company Analytic Systems as a junior engineer.
One of the products he helped design was the worlds first microprocessor controlled marine automatic pilot. In 1983, the marine autopilot was spun off to a new company ComNav Marine where James became the VP of engineering and part owner.
In 1993 James left ComNav Marine and rejoined Analytic Systems as CEO and majority owner. He grew the company from three (himself, his father Lloyd and one employee) to almost 100 employees by 2012 specializing in marine, industrial and military power electronic products.
James is a firm believer in Made in North America and has built one of the finest vertically integrated electronics manufacturing facilities in Western Canada dedicated to power electronics.
He is happy to share his skills, education and experience with the team at Kinitics Automation to help guide them to success as well.