Lighting the Future of Horticulture

Gary Zywiecki

Gary Z - HeadshotGary Zywiecki has a diverse background in technology management and product commercialization. With over 25 years of high-tech industry experience he has launched 10+ product lines representing more than 75 products under his leadership.

At Philips Lighting/TIR Systems Inc., As VP of Engineering, Gary led multiple teams to successfully commercialized solid state lighting (SSL) products. He managed the introduction of disruptive technologies within short product development cycle times, implemented design and documentation control systems, reduced product cost by 50%, and provided leadership and problem solving in multiple disciplines including mechanical, thermal, electrical, software, optical, and manufacturing engineering.

At Sierra Wireless Inc., he led a project teams of over 50 engineering staff members for multiple wiresless product launches, and followed with line activities that reduced costs and enhanced software. Most recently, Gary served as VP of Engineering at Webtech Wireless where he managed a diverse multi-site engineering team that deployed cloud based software with mobile android terminals for the commercial transportation and government service industries.

Gary holds a management degree from Simon Fraser University and a technology degree with Honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is certified by the Illumination Engineering Society of North America.