About Us

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, VoltSafe is a Canadian tech startup that has reinvented the pronged electrical plug, with the first ever prong-less magnetic plug for high power. In 2015, using ground-breaking, patented Canadian technology, they created the world’s safest, simplest, and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. In 2018, VoltSafe pitched on Dragons’ Den, receiving three offers above ask and won the BC Cleantech Newcomer award at GLOBE Cleantech 2020. Its first product to market is VoltSafe Winter (magnetic plug for block heaters). The company’s product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, marine, electric vehicles and more. What distinguishes VoltSafe from the pack is its dedicated family of staff who both work hard, and play hard.

These Are Our People

Trevor Burgess

Trevor Burgess

As VoltSafe’s Ship Skipper, Trevor states that entrepreneurship is like a box of chocolates, you never know quite what you’re gonna get from one day to the next. It’s so dynamic that the only thing he does know is that it will consume you and you will consume it. He loves the team culture and diversity VoltSafe has collectively been built upon.

Sanad Arida

Sanad Arida

Circuit whisperer and new age entrepreneur, holding a BASc in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UBC, with a specialization in nanotechnology and microsystems. Sanad has a strong passion for ideation, prototyping, and advancement in electrical designs, and is driven by making the impossible possible.

Scott Carlson

Scott Carlson

After almost two decades at Canada’s largest investment banks, Scott brings extensive experience in financial & corporate strategy. He is a proven leader with a passion for financial analysis, corporate finance and business development

Terri Breker

Terri Breker

Terri’s responsible for VoltSafe’s overall brand direction, digital and social content, customer service and communications. She’s motivated to put VoltSafe on a global map as a blue chip brand and cites the hard work and passion of the tight-knit VoltSafe family working hard towards a common goal as the main reason she wanted to join the team.

Alexandra Ruiz

Alexandra Ruiz

With almost two decades of experience in media communications, television production and digital marketing, Alex brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to the VoltSafe team as Chief Executive Floater. She is a proven leader looking forward to sharing her passion and excitement for innovative, clean technologies.

Arif Mohammad

Arif Mohammad

Arif provides technical leadership and design software solutions to develop VoltSafe IoT products.  The huge potential is what attracted him to VoltSafe – the opportunity to design the best IoT software coupled with amazing hardware was too much to turn down.  Originally from Delhi, India, Arif also lived in South Korea and Singapore before making Canada home.

Tashfiq Alam

Tashfiq Alam

Tashfiq received his bachelor degree from the University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering. With his expertise in hardware and coding he is pushing and expanding the current boundaries of VoltSafe technology.

Phil Garber

Phil Garber

Phil leads business development for VoltSafe, driving B2B sales of commercial products and pursuing partnerships for future verticals. He supports the engineering team by researching user pain points and represents the end user during product development. Phil enjoys working to overcome VoltSafe’s monumental challenge as part of an eager, fun and resilient team.

Ashaya Sharma

Ashaya Sharma

Computer Engineering graduate with experience predominantly in software. He has been exposed to the technical aspects of building a project from the ground up. Solving problems using technology is his passion.

Rich Koh

Rich Koh

Rich has a direct hand in bringing life to the VoltSafe brand, its tech and products. Rich is a veteran creative designer who produces incredible visual content to help tell the VoltSafe brand story. Rich gets excited about revolutionizing antiquated tech and claims he loves being surrounded by people way smarter than himself

Heitor Frossard

Heitor Frossard

Hector is a fan fave at VoltSafe and is of the company’s most versatile employees working on system administration, operations and offering engineering support. On any given day, Hector can be counted upon to pinch hit on any number of VoltSafe tasks. Originally from Brazil, Hector now makes North Vancouver his home.

Mani Jafari

Mani Jafari

Mani is one of VoltSafe’s mobile application development and maintenance gurus with a keen focus on UX/UI front-end elements of application.  Mani is the proud papa of a 9 year old dog who, like Mani, exhibits a puppy-like behaviour – full of enthusiasm and energy every day.

James Hathway

James Hathway

James’ main responsibility is the creation and development of new product form factors for future products. His passion for creating the look and feel of new disruptive products is what inspires him to work hard everyday. He is an avid athlete and spends his spare time lifting weights along with being a huge Oregon Ducks football fan.

Gaurav Parmar

Gaurav Parmar

Gaurav is an early riser who hits the ground running before many are even out of bed. His motivation and drive results in him contacting countless retailers and potential partners to procure sales for VoltSafe. He grew up in Vancouver but recently moved to Surrey, and now makes the Fraser Valley home.  

Bruno Rodriguez

Bruno Rodriguez

Bruno works on firmware development and loves the fact he gets to work with some really great and approachable people at VoltSafe. Working in a startup environment lets him dig deep into development, meaningfully contributing to the full line of VoltSafe product solutions. When he’s not working, Bruno loves to ride his bike around the seawall, do some challenging hikes in the north shore, and tinker with electronics.
Shahbaj Dhillon

Shahbaj Dhillon

Shahbaj’s areas of focus include power electronics and hardware design. Being able to utilize his Masters’ experience in a fast growing, dynamic company such as VoltSafe is what motivates him each day. He loves taking his dog Shadow for walks to chase every squirrel that catches his eye. 

Advisory Board Members

President & CEO

President & CEO

Generation Marketing

Naval Architect

Naval Architect

Co-Founder, VMCC