Our Management Team
Operational experience, sound management and technical expertise characterize the CarteNav team.
CarteNav's management team is entrepreneurial, it's creative, it boasts deep-seated technical expertise and an inside knowledge of the industries it serves. The company's leaders are supported by a pool of remarkably talented software architects, engineers and project managers. The strength of this talent pool is its deep expertise in problem solving, its ability to recognize opportunities to adapt open sources, and talent at implementing operator-friendly solutions quickly and efficiently.
Paul Evans contributes his extensive experience in the areas of security, solution architecture, and program management at all responsibility levels to his role as President.
Prior to joining the company in 2010, he worked with a large global systems integration firm for thirteen years, the last six as a senior executive. With Masters degrees in Computer Science and Business he brings both a fundamental understanding of CarteNav's products and extensive business management experience and knowledge. He provides the bridge between product development, project management and good business practices.
Chief Technology Officer
Rick MacDonald is Chief Technology Officer, Chairman and one of the founders of CarteNav Solutions. He is an expert in sensor integration and embedded systems and has nearly four decades of technology and business development experience in the nuclear power, robotics and aerospace industires.
For the past 20 years he has worked extensively in the area of situational awareness with emphasis on the application of electro-optics for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Mr. MacDonald's special talent is his ability to look into the future to understand what is technologically possible and then lead the design and development of products to meet the future demands of industry.
Senior Vice President, Commercial
In addition to his role as Senior VP, Commercial, Michel Lechmann P. Eng. has been working with electronics for over 20 years, graduating in 1999 from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He has nine years of service in the Navy, first as a Naval Electronics Tactical Technician and then as a Combat System Engineer.
In 2002 Mr. Lechmann co-founded CarteNav with Rick MacDonald and Chief Software Architect John Garden. He has an extraordinary capacity to guard the company's bottom line, and a genius for systems design and engineering.