Olga Pawluczyk, CEO
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.
David Lizius, Chief Operating Officer
David is an experienced engineer and business executive, who has an impressive 35-year track record of bringing advanced technology products to market. He has led businesses in the UK, USA and Canada. He has built and led highly performing teams to develop and manufacture products including optical imagers, infrared calibration systems, signal processing hardware, software and firmware. His experience is mostly in the aerospace and nuclear industries, requiring products to work in harsh environments under the most rigorous quality and reliability standards. In recent years, David has acted as mentor to several technology start-ups and SMEs, but was so excited by the potential for PPO to impact the food industry that he joined the team.
Kevin Turnbull, VP of Sales and Marketing
Kevin brings over 18 years’ experience in many key aspects of business development. He has excelled in front-line sales of complex technology solutions to global accounts and applied that success in building and leading sales teams that have consistently grown the business and established long term partnerships with clients. Kevin is passionate about ensuring that we understand what our customers need and while customers get to see Kevin present our products and capabilities in the best possible light, he spends just as much time internally ensuring the team truly understands our customers need so we focus our efforts on creating value.
Robert Shaw, VP of Product and Operations
Rob brings over 25 years of diverse experience leading engineering and operations to develop and deliver advanced technology products and solutions in a number of challenging industries. He is passionate about our customers and providing them with innovative new products and services that offer exceptional value. He is passionate about making advanced technology functional, manufacturable, reliable, maintainable and operable. Rob is a Mechanical Engineer, MBA and is PMI certified. Rob is 100% focused on developing our Smart Imaging System.