Management Team

At P&P Optica, our managers believe in dedication, transparency and empowering our team. Click on each image to learn more about our managers.


Olga Pawluczyk
CEO & President

Olga Pawluczyk - CEO & President

Olga is most happy when she can learn new and interesting things. PPO’s combination of sensing and imaging, machine learning, business development and the food processing industry means that she’s always thrilled.

Today’s P&P Optica is Olga’s dream company. She gets to use all her skills from engineering, medical imaging, business and problem solving while working with a wonderful team. Being able to make a significant contribution to how food is produced, kept safe and nutritious provides Olga with the drive to continue combining novel technologies to address some of the most widespread and underserved needs of the food industry.

As a leader, Olga is proud to have inspired a great working environment with like-minded people who are always looking for new learnings and challenges. She is a strong believer that a good life is best illustrated by the people we surround ourselves with both in our personal and work lives. Outside of PPO, Olga is involved in the local technology scene, as an avid reader loves to discuss pretty much any topic over coffee (or wine), and enjoys spending time outside either walking or biking.


Walter Huber

Walter Huber - CFO

Walt enjoys bringing his wealth of experience in finance and strategy to contribute to profitable growth. Walt is focused on applying his deep understanding to elevate the finance function at the organizations he supports. With his collaborative approach, Walt builds effective working relationships with operations ensuring overall success across the company.

Working with companies that provide leading edge technologies like PPO’s Smart Imaging System interests Walt. It gives him the opportunity to work at the day to day transactional level, as well as the strategic and influential level. As the CFO of P&P Optica, Walt finds this breadth of responsibilities to be motivating.

Walt believes that P&P Optica is on its way to becoming a world class organization with its unique technology and terrific team. Beyond working, Walt is a health enthusiast who participates in many activities including, cycling, hiking, and traveling. Walt loves quality time with his family, cooking and appreciates a fine glass of wine.


David Lizius
Chief Operating Officer

David Lizius - Chief Operating Officer

David appreciates creating and bringing new technology-based business ventures to prosperity. His technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise ensure operations at P&P Optica are world class. As the Chief Operating Officer, David’s insights and know-how are fundamental in bringing PPO to where it is today.

As with any scale-up company, there are challenges the organization must overcome. Finding solutions to these difficult problems is one of the things that David is passionate about. Another is food! Bringing a technology to market that will improve the health and well-being of people through insights is gratifying.

David will continue to provide direction, ensuring PPO’s cool but complex solution will be successful. Outside of PPO, David enjoys listening to live music, watching theatre and cooking delicious food.


Brad Oldenburg
Director, Data Insights

Brad Oldenburg - Production Manager

Brad’s motivation comes from using his skills to impact the world around him. Improving food safety, quality and reducing unnecessary waste trigger Brad’s ingenuity. As the Software Manager at PPO, Brad thrives on finding solutions that are innovative, elegant, and repeatable.

With Brad’s expertise in data analysis and mission critical software PPO has a unique offering for their customers. The data our systems collect provides a vast world for Brad and his team to explore and generate new insights. These insights are exclusive to our customers.

Brad’s passions for food and sustainability translate into his personal life. He is an avid gardener and regularly frequents the local farmers markets. In his off-time he’s often found salvaging urban trees to support his woodworking habits and plans to someday have his own farm. Very fitting interests as part of the PPO team.


Kevin Turnbull
VP Sales

Kevin Turnbull - VP of Sales & Marketing

Kevin is fascinated with organizations that are in growth mode and the challenges that come with taking a new technology to market. As a seasoned VP of Sales and Marketing, Kevin understands the patience and perseverance that is required to educate customers about new technologies.

With his background in chemistry and his strong business acumen, Kevin has been integral in bringing P&P Optica to where it is today. He has helped form the strategic direction to focus on food safety and quality. Providing a technology that is making a difference on a global scale with reducing unnecessary food waste is a strong motivator for Kevin.

By concentrating on business growth, Kevin will continue to implement strategies that will ensure PPO is a market leader. Kevin’s other interests include playing hockey and baseball when time allows and spending time by the lake with his family.


Nancy Buck
VP People and Culture

Nancy Buck, VP People and Culture

Nancy joins the team at P&P Optica after spending many years in executive-level roles as a sought-after consultant and advisor in human capital strategy. Nancy’s personal philosophy that great businesses align their people with their business strategy, along with her bias for action makes her a welcome addition to the PPO leadership team. She is focused on continuing to sustain and scale PPO while maintaining our customer- and employee-focused culture.

Prior to PPO, Nancy spent over 25 years helping financial services and technology organizations to align their people and business strategies. She has been an integral part of executive teams in both scaling and enterprise organizations. Her specialities include strategic talent management, leadership development, executive coaching and cultural alignment.

Outside PPO, you will find Nancy providing advice to CEO’s and HR professionals as a Talent Growth Coach with Communitech. Nancy is also the Chair of the Program Advisory Board of the International Business Management Degree program at Conestoga College, a Board Member of, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Your Workplace magazine. She also enjoys gardening, travelling and spending family time with her children and grandchildren.

Hernan Miguel, Head of Hardware Design, PPO

Hernan Miguel
Head of Hardware Engineering

Hernan Miguel, Head of Hardware Engineering

Hernan is passionate about the latest developments in technology and automation. Above all, his drive comes from learning about new technologies, bringing engineering concept designs to life, and helping bridge the gap between business and technology. As Head of Hardware Engineering at PPO, Hernan and his team focus on the design and development of PPO’s Smart Imaging System.

Hernan’s experience in product development has provided vital knowledge that ensures PPO’s Smart Imaging System is built to meet or exceed food industry design standards and customer requirements. There are a myriad of challenges to developing a system from the ground up and Hernan thrives in helping the team overcome these challenges.

Outside of PPO, Hernan loves to tinker with electronics and home automation. When he is not busy breaking things at home, you’ll find him spending time with family, dancing Salsa, and hiking with his dog, Obi.


Heather Galt
VP Marketing

Heather Galt, VP Marketing

The combination of a deep love for building marketing into technology companies and a passion for food brought Heather to PPO. As VP Marketing, Heather is focused on building our connections to our customers, and on making sure everyone in our market knows about PPO!

Heather has been building and leading marketing teams in tech companies for over 25 years. She brings a wealth of experience in global B2B marketing, having launched new tech products in over 60 countries globally. Heather has been part of the leadership team at multiple successful tech start-ups in both B2B and B2C companies.

Outside PPO, you will find Heather teaching at Conestoga College, mentoring startup founders at Communitech, volunteering on the board of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and cooking amazing local food with her two daughters.


Dr. Romuald Pawluczyk
Chief Scientist

Dr. Romuald Pawluzyk

Dr. Romuald Pawluczyk is the chief scientist at P&P Optica, as well as Co-founder and Principal Shareholder of P&P Optica Inc. He is also co-founder of FiberTech Optica Inc. In addition, Dr. Pawluczyk is an executive member of various professional organizations, and former adjunct professor in the Physics Departments of the University of Waterloo and Laval University.

Dr. Pawluczyk has an M.Sc degree in nuclear physics from Warsaw University as well as a PhD in photonics from Poznan University and is a highly respected specialist in photonics and spectroscopy. He is an internationally recognized specialist with over 30 years of experience in applied industrial research, culminating in the development and implementation into production of various optical instruments and technologies such as modern optical instrumentation and lasers for three-dimensional imaging.

During his years in the field, Dr. Pawluczyk gained a deep theoretical knowledge in many areas of photonics research including diffractive optics and electro-optic systems, as well as an excellent practical understanding of optical, mechanical, electrinical, and environmental aspects of complex optical and electro-optical systems and their interface with other systems.

Dr Pawluczyk has co-authored 2 books, holds over 20 patents and patent applications, and has delivered numerous invited presentations at universities and international conferences. Additionally, he has published 82 research papers in 41 different outlets, including “Holographic microinterferometer with noise suppression for the 14th Congress of the International Commission of Optics” in 1987, “Modified Brewster angle technique for the measurements of the refraction index of DCG layer” for Appl. Optics in 1990, and “Holographic microscope for registration of ultra-fast moving objects” for SPIE Newsletter “Holography” in 1995.

Dr. Pawluczyk remains active in conducting research, and provides ongoing direction and leadership to P&P Optica. Dr. Pawluczyk is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

“PPO’s Smart Imaging System will provide processors with unprecedented in-line visibility over food safety and quality.”Doug Alexander, Food Processing Operations Executive
Earth Fresh Real. Good.
Queen Victoria Ippolito Group
Conestoga Meat Packers
Provision Coalition Making Food Sustainably
Criag Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology
Food and Beverage Ontario
University of Guelph