ASHORED’S STORY

Ashored was founded in 2018 by a team of 3 graduate students from Saint Mary’s University with the goal of addressing efficiency and sustainability issues in the lobster and crab fishing industries. Through several hundred interviews with fisherman and industry stakeholders, we have focused our development on solutions designed to make environmental protection a profitable endeavour for commercial ocean harvesters.

 

FOUNDERS

Aaron Stevenson

Aaron Stevenson

Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer

aaron.stevenson@ashored.ca
Aaron is a graduate of the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MTEI) at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University and brings a wide range of leadership and senior management experience to the team. His diverse background in start-ups, entrepreneurship, non-profits, and information technology, along with previous experience in aquaculture and marine mechanics, lends itself well to the challenges of building a successful company in a dynamic industry such as ocean technology.

For Ashored Innovations, Aaron is responsible for developing and growing the business, facilitating and prioritizing business activities, and building relations with investors, suppliers, and market influencers.

Ross Arsenault

Ross Arsenault

Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer

ross.arsenault@ashored.ca
Ross is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce double majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship; he is currently pursuing a Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI). Ross has experience in business development, social enterprise, consulting, marketing, leadership, and public speaking.

For Ashored Innovations, Ross is responsible for growing business capacity, facilitating new organizational practices, financial planning, coordinating and leading core business competencies, and the strategic development of the business model.

Maxwell Poole

Maxwell Poole

Co-Founder | Chief Product Officer

maxwell.poole@ashored.ca
Maxwell is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing; he is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Health Sciences. Native to Yarmouth, NS, Maxwell has unique industry insight.

For Ashored Innovations, Maxwell is responsible for product design, product testing, marketing strategy and implementation, research and development, and industry outreach.

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

James Chittick

James Chittick

Product Designer

James is a graduate of both the Industrial Engineering Technology and Mechanical CAD Technician programs at Nova Scotia Community College. James brings a design-oriented focus to the team.

For Ashored Innovations, James is responsible for product design and development, and collaborating with industry partners.

Logan Maclean

Logan Maclean

Ocean Electronics Technologist

Logan is a graduate of NSCC’s Electronics Engineering Technician and Electronics Engineering Technologist programs. As a PEI native he has spent much time on and in the water, and wants to preserve our waters for both wildlife and fishers.

For Ashored Innovations, Logan is responsible for research and product design, specifically involving electronic systems and programming.

Jon Nguyen

Jon Nguyen

Ocean Technology Analyst

Jonathan is a graduate of Dalhousie University and NSCC with a Bachelor of Science in biology and an Advanced Diploma in Oceans Technology. Jon is from Halifax and is an avid wildlife photographer. He has assisted in studies of marine organisms from underwater camera systems and has experience in operation, deployment, and data collection from marine technologies. He applies his knowledge of the marine environment to his designs, analyses, and research projects.