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.
Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer
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.
Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer
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.
Co-Founder | Industry Liaison Officermaxwell.email@example.com
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
Product DesignerJames 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.
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.