Paul Leung – Chairman, President and CEO
Paul Leung is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empower Technologies. Supported by more than 15 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the technology industry, Mr. Leung found success for Empower Technologies and their first product offering of LEOs®, a unique and versatile operating system for Palm.
A proven visionary and entrepreneur, Mr. Leung founded Amipo Electronics Manufacturing Ltd., which provided North American companies, and start-ups with discounted local and offshore engineering and manufacturing services for high tech products. Prior to Amipo, he also founded Perfax Systems Corp. who was engaged in the business of developing fax and data modems.
Mr. Leung holds a Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting and computer science from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Amy Chan – CFO, Secretary
Ms. Chan, the co-founder and a director of Empower Technologies. With over ten years of experience in financial management and cost accounting in the technology and manufacturing industries, has been a part of the Empower team since its inception in 2000.
Ms. Chan’s involvement in the manufacturing business started at a young age with her family’s garment factory. After graduating with a Commerce degree from St. Mary’s University specializing in accounting and finance, she was awarded the Accounting Manager position at Instabox Vancouver Ltd., a corrugated box manufacturer. Before joining Empower, Ms. Chan served a term with Amipo Electronics Manufacturing Ltd as the financial controller.
Kenneth Ho – VP, Research and Development
Kenneth Ho is the Vice President, Research and Development at Empower Technologies. Having been with the company since its inception, Mr. Ho’s ideas are backed by a solid background in computer engineering and product development. Prior to joining Empower, he was the Director of Research & Development at Seanix Technology Inc. a B.C.-based PC manufacturer where he led a team of design engineers develop PC products including system main boards, system BIOS, AGP video cards and system chassis. His value input provided structure to the overall system, ensuring success across the client architecture. Mr. Ho also has extensive product engineering and project management as a result of his five years at Everex System Inc.
Board of Directors
Edward Bagg – Director
Mr. Bagg has over 20 years experience in the technology industry. He is currently working as an independent business consultant. From 1999 to 2009, he was the Business Development Manager for the EBS Group of Epson Canada Ltd. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Bagg was the OEM Account Manager for Western Canada, representing Epson’s full line of products. From 1991 to 1992, he was the Customer Assurance Supervisor/Service Manager in the region of Western Canada. From 1989 to 1991, he started work in Epson Canada Ltd. Mr. Bagg has a Bachelor of Science degree in E-Business from the University of Phoenix, and also holds a Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Bagg will devote such time as required to fulfil his duties as a director of the Company, which is estimated to be less than 5% of his time.
Masaaki Yasukawa – Director
Currently, Mr. Masaaki Yasukawa (“Yasukawa-san”) is retained by a European corporation to head a joint venture assignment in Japan. Most recently, he was the Country General Manager of Lexmark International for Japan. He had been CEO for Anoto Maxell KK and Nam Tai Electronics Inc. Prior to that, he was with Seiko Epson Corporation for 25 years held various positions in Japan and overseas within the organization. His last post at Seiko Epson was General Manager. Yasukawa-san is a graduate of the prestigious Tokyo University in mechanical engineering. He also received his MBA from the University of Michigan in the US.
Paul Leung – Chairman, President & CEO
Amy Chan – CFO, Secretary