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Our Vision

Photovoltaic (PV) solar is the most compelling of the many alternative energy solutions currently available. Residential rooftops are an underutilized and very economic resource in the development of this renewable energy source aimed at lessening our dependence on carbon based energy sources. MSR is dedicated to developing high performance building enevelope systems utilizing solar energy that have good aesthetics and compelling economics.

Who we are

Jim Thompson, CEO

Jim has spent his career in high-growth, technology-based businesses, serving a variety of commercial and business markets. He has held senior management positions ranging from President and CEO to VP Finance and CFO, following earlier roles in Sales, Marketing, and Finance. Jim has a BEng in Civil Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from Stanford.

Tim Roddick, Founder & CTO

Tim has a diverse background in design and manufacturing including: co-founding Pro CNC Inc, an aerospace component supplier in Bellingham WA, and establishing and supervising the Prototyping Centre at Ballard Power Systems in Vancouver B.C.. Tim has a BSc in Industrial Technology & Vehicle Design from Western Washington University.

Jason Scultety, Founder & COO

Jason has extensive experience in fuel cell, automotive, and high-volume component manufacturing. Jason has previously held positions at Ballard Power Systems, Progressive Molded Products, and NRI Industries Inc. He has a BESc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Weidong (Michael) Xiao, Technical Advisor and Former R&D Manager

Michael has published numerous papers on PV power systems and holds several related patents in this field. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia where he specialized in photovoltaics. Michael spent three years with MSR as R&D Manager, and is now the Acting Head of the Electrical Power Engineering program at the MIT affiliated Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.