Our Team

We are a multi-talented and diverse group of professionals, all dedicated to providing excellent products and results to our valued customers.

From software development to techical support; strategic marketing to product placement; sales and marketing to features and benefits of the products.

It's important and we've got it all covered!

Management

Jack Peterson

Dr. Jack Peterson (PhD)

CEO

Cogmation founder, fundraiser, and garbage-man who recognized a good idea when he saw it as the former manager of the University of Manitoba’s business incubator. With a PhD in Expert Systems from way back, Jack was into artificial intelligence long before it was even a thing. In a past life, Dr. Peterson was the CEO of Infocorp, taking his fledgling retail systems company all the way from founding through initial public offering on the both the TSX and U.S. exchanges.

Tim Shea

Tim Shea (B.Com)

Team Leader-International Sales

Sales person extraordinaire, Tim has spent most of his career in C-level software sales with Sun Microsystems. These days, Tim’s role at Cogmation Robotics is to introduce as many educators and students as possible, to this exciting and simplified learning tool; the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT). Tim enjoys attending global workshops and trade shows in the Education Technology industry. He has had the pleasure of networking with some of our world's most intelligent and forward-thinking individuals in this space.

Andrew Winton

Andrew Winton (B.Sc)

CTO, Software Architect

Future leader of the robot revolution. Graduate student in the Autonomous Agents laboratory at the University of Manitoba under Dr. Jacky Baltes. Andrew has participated in many different robot competitions throughout his academic career including Robocup, FIRA, SAE Aero and AUVSI. Currently nominated for the Manning Innovation Award. Andrew has published several papers in regards to robotics, specifically humanoid robotics.
Publications

George Prosk

George Prosk (B.Sc, MBA, CPA, CMA)

Senior Financial Advisor

George is our numbers guy. A chartered professional accountant, George was formerly involved as Senior Vice President Financial Products at Viterra/Agricore United and Corporate Treasurer at United Grain Growers before coming over to Cogmation. George ‘s depth of understanding and insights in the field of finance is helping us to build a company that will stand the test of time.

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Michael McAndless (BSc, CRM)

General Manager

Mike has worked tirelessly in risk management for over 35 years. His experience includes risk assessment and analysis, loss control, health, safety, environmental affairs, financial analysis, insurance and corporate risk management. Mike has held several senior positions over his career, most notably with Agricore United/United Grain Growers as Chief Risk Officer/ Director of Corporate Risk Management. These days, he acts as a general manager for Cogmation, helping to ensure that the company implements best practices wherever possible.

Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz (B.Com, B.Sc)

Product Specialist

Have you tried turning it off and on again? With over 10+ years in various I.T. support and training roles, Chris works closely with both students and educators to better understand their needs so that we can create the best software possible. Chris is absolutely passionate that we need to develop this next generation of children to be creators as well as consumers of digital content, and that the best way to do this is by using robotics as a platform for teaching the broader topics in science & technology.