The Altimus Team


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Kerry Chin

Managing Partner

Kerry founded Altimus in 2008, after leading design teams and managing product development and manufacturing for both private and publicly held technology companies. He oversees all external and internal projects and gets particular satisfaction out of collaborating and mentoring clients in startup strategy and entrepreneurship.

Kerry holds a B.Eng. Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Victoria, a Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and is an active business mentor for the MBA program at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

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Miroslav Kuzmanovic

Partner, Principal Engineer

Miroslav has over twenty years of experience in analog, digital and embedded system design for telecommunications, wireless communications, industrial and consumer applications. His latest work includes developing the Altimus ARM Core Processing Modules which went into production in Q1 2014, powering digital signage, automotive, and telematics products.

Miroslav holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. When he is not working, he enjoys reading, opera and the arts, and outdoor activities including mountaineering, skiing, diving. Miroslav has a black belt in karate.

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Michelle Leung

VP Finance

With an extensive background in fast-paced, high volume contract manufacturing and production coordination, Michelle brings essential skills to Altimus Operations and Supply Chain management.

Michelle holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her previous positions include Senior Program Supervisor with global Top 50 Electronics Manufacturing Services providers such as VTech Communications Ltd. and Computime Limited.

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Devin Huang

Industrial Designer

Devin is an industrial designer passionate about all aspects of product and experience design. With experiences at design consultancies in the US and Scandinavia, he enjoys uncovering research insights and opportunities and transforming them into viable strategies, concepts, and products.

Originally from Taiwan, Devin has a B.Sc. in Product Design from the Art Center College of Design in California and a previous B.ASc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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Shawn Stevenson

Senior Software Engineer

Shawn has twenty years of experience in embedded systems, digital signal processing, and real-time systems. A large focus of his work involved algorithm development for speech processing and recognition, telephony, and audio processing applications. His career experience includes working for both startups and established corporations, including HotHaus Technologies, Broadcom Corporation and Malaspina Labs.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters in Engineering from Simon Fraser University.

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Amanda Zhong

Operations Manager

Amanda is responsible for Altimus Operations including production planning, procurement and manufacturing. Her varied background spans market research and digital marketing through product design process, vendor management and new product introduction. She works with select Altimus clients on launch strategy, crowdfunding campaigns, as well as overall project execution and production ramp.

Amanda holds both a B.A. in Linguistics and a Masters in Global Business from the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. She is also the Founder of Kanso Coffee, a boutique designer and manufacturer of innovative, premium coffee hardware with several patents pending.

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Jennifer Hiew

Graphic and Digital Designer

With a background in graphic design and illustration, Jennifer designs meaningful visuals and interactions to create pleasurable user experiences and memorable brand identities. She is an avid artist who enjoys engaging with anything related to technology, design, and the arts.

Jennifer holds a B.A. in Interactive Arts and Technology from Simon Fraser University with a focus on interdisciplinary design, including user experience (UX), user interface (UI), and visual design.

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Andrew d’Estrube

Mechanical Engineer

Andrew has over 15 years of high-tech industry experience, having worked for hardware and software companies over a varied career. He started in consumer electronics and professional audio, with roles focussed on manufacturing engineering and offshore new product introduction. Also an accomplished technical writer for telecommunications and software companies big and small, he moved to Vancouver and continued his career in M2M / fleet management. Now with Altimus, Andrew works closely with hardware engineers and industrial designers to develop integrated solutions for prototype and for production.

Andrew holds a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria. Outside of work he enjoys learning and practicing crafts, including silverwork.