Team

Dr. Robert
Brooks

CEO

Robert is a leading expert in precision, high reliability robotic sensing and design with a PhD in mechanical engineering and over 9 years industry experience.

He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto where his thesis was focused on designing and developing next generation of surgical robotic mechanisms and sensors. In industry, Robert has worked across a broad range of high-reliability sectors including nuclear, steel, industrial robotics, pharmaceutical automation and medical devices. Practically, he has a deep background in micro-machining, high density circuit board assembly, and welding with a focus on precision machine assemblies.

Prior to that, he received his Bachelor Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Michael
Augustinavicius

COO

Michael Augustinavicius has over 35 years of experience in the global electronics and technology arena.

Michael was part of the founding management team at Celestica. He started the Cisco business, the Silicon Graphics business, and led the growth of the Sun Microsystems business to a multi-billion dollar global business. He managed Revenue, P&L, the Customer relationship and operations around the globe. Operations included Sales, Business Development, Product design, Order Logistics, New Product Introduction, System and sub-assembly manufacturing, Supply Chain and After Market repair services. He also led the Computer Peripherals Division. Prior to Celestica, Michael worked for IBM. He held leadership positions in Far East Procurement, Quality, Test Engineering, Software development, manufacturing, account management and new product Introduction. Prior to IBM, Michael was the President of an industrial electronics start-up company, and was the Vice-President of Operations for a plastics company.

Michael holds Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. He is also a Professional Engineer.

Angad
Sandhu

VP of Business Development

Angad is an accomplished, resourceful, business leader & strategist with an extensive portfolio of success driving strategy, proactively seeking new business opportunities, securing deals, and building Forces Inc.’s business visibility.

Beginning his career as a Mechanical Engineer in a global-export oriented manufacturing organization headquartered in Asia, he transitioned into commercial & business-development operations as its Director. In his 11-year tenure he generated 20% savings on costs through vendor development & spearheaded manufacturing contracts with high-reliability industries and companies, based in 40 different countries. He has a wealth of diverse business experience in start-up, turn-around, and business expansion environments.

At Forcen he continues to drive the marketing and sales strategies, enabling the company to add value to its customers in the robotic, manufacturing & defence fields.