Team & Collaborators

Founder & CEO, Gary Pundsack

Gary draws on 15 years of business development and external relations experience in the commercial renewable energy sector. Seeing challenges through a variety of lenses, he is a senior leader skilled at integrating teams for high achievement goals. As a glider pilot, Gary can often be found at the airfield as he not only studies wind energy closely, he also rides it. Gary holds an MBA from the University of Guelph.

VP Business Development & Marketing, Nick Craine

Nick Craine has over 15 years of experience in the experiential marketing sector. His work has led numerous marketing campaigns across the consumer sector, among them, Google, Smirnoff, BlackBerry, Coke, World Vision, Loblaw and Walmart. He is a founding partner in the company and is responsible for client outreach and all marketing activities.

Collaborator, Anisa Haghighi
Anisa is completing her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky culminating with data analysis from Stratodynamics’ recent high altitude campaign at New Mexico. Anisa obtained her BSc in Physics and Astronomy from York University and later completed an International Business Management degree. She has since worked in the business management field. She recently decided to transition her career path back to the scientific field where her passion lies. Her research is focused on data analysis of UAV flight data and turbulence statistics.

Sr. Advisor, Mark Goldberg is an experienced entrepreneur with over 30 years of leadership experience in biomedical research, academia and regulatory consulting. Recognized as a strategic planner that foresees alternative scenarios while accurately evaluating potential obstacles or risk, he is able shift into tactical mode to create change and growth within organizations.

Advisor, Carlos Grodsinsky

Ph.D. COO and Sr. Vice President of Technology, ZIN Technologies Inc.
Chairman, Ohio Aviation and Aerospace Council

Carlos Grodsinsky’s progressive leadership experience includes IR&D, R&D and product development expertise in active/passive vibration control, radiation detection and space flight instrumentation.

Dr. Grodsinsky has managed large programs and product development initiatives within the government and industry. Dr. Grodsinsky leads ZIN’s operations and strategic growth as the Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, he is leading the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council as its chairman and is a member of the State’s legislative Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. Dr. Grodsinsky provided early industry, technical and expert consultation to Stratodynamics as part of the global NASA Space Race Challenge.  Dr. Grodsinsky has been working within the aerospace industry for over 30 years and continues to provide strategic consultation to Stratodynamics’ management.

Dr. Grodsinsky earned a Doctorate and Masters of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics/Mathematics from Kalamazoo College.

Advisor, Grant Anderson 

Grant co-founded Paragon in 1993. From the time of inception of the company until fall 2014, he was the VP of Engineering and Chief Engineer of the company and was responsible for the design and implementation of not only many of Paragon’s technical achievements, but also its processes of engineering rigour in a stepped approach of requirements, design, build, test and delivery. This process has been cited by many customers as unique, disciplined and highly productive. Coming from a background of not only technical but financial and managerial training, he has held diverse positions at Paragon including Treasurer/Secretary, CFO, Sr. VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Manufacturing.

Mr. Anderson holds two degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California.
Paragon Space Development Corporation

Advisor, David Lizius

David Lizius is a technically astute business executive with nearly 40 years of experience in initiating, leading, and achieving success with technology companies including one of Canada’s leading aerospace companies, COM DEV, where his tenure included President of one of COM DEV’s business units.

David brings his passion for flight and aerospace to the team as a key executive mentor to help the company navigate the path forward.

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