About the FoodChek™ Team
William J. Hogan, ICD.D
President, CEO and Director
William J. Hogan is a highly motivated, results oriented entrepreneur with more than 35 years work experience in the development, operating, financing and strategic planning for startup and growth level companies. Mr. Hogan has held several senior executive positions at the chairman, CEO and president levels for several private companies. As well, his extensive public company experience includes senior executive officer and director positions that provided a wealth of experience in a variety of diverse industries. His corporate structuring skills with private and public companies include several successful transactions by acquisition, reverse takeover and joint venture. His professional development remains ongoing through his participation in numerous sales, securities and marketing seminars.
Mr. Hogan has taken the Directors Financial Literacy Program and holds the designation of ICD.D of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also holds the Canadian Securities Course certificate from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Dr. Michael Giuffre
Chief Scientific Officer and Director
Dr. Michael Giuffre MD, MBA has obtained many university educational achievements and industry acknowledgements throughout his prestigious career. He is a recent recipient of a Certified and Registered appointment by the American Academy of Cardiology, as “Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Cardiology.” He is currently a “Clinical Professor” of Cardiac Sciences and Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Giuffre is an active participant within health care administration and a devoted clinical and academic instructor at the University of Calgary, reflected via the many Gold Star Teaching awards he has ascertained over the past 15 years. Furthermore, he has received several additional research awards and bursaries from a variety of reputable agencies in Alberta and across Canada.
He is a health care consultant in the biotechnology sector and is currently on the board of a biotechnology company, DiaMedica (TSX). He is a volunteer on the Patrons’ Council for UNICEF Alberta and sits on the Board of Directors for UNICEF Canada. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Medical Association and is its Past President. He is a former Board member of MedMira, a public biotechnology in rapid diagnostics, and was a consultant for Redsky Inc. prior to it being sold to Research In Motion.
Peter Aldrich, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Aldrich has more than 35 years of combined finance experience in public accounting, public and private companies, along with public sector and federal government positions. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with Chartered Accountant (CA) designations and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree from Dalhousie University.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Aldrich has held leadership roles ranging from Senior Audit Manager, Controller, Executive Director and other managerial roles pertaining to financial reporting and project management in various industries and organizations including Deloitte, PwC, Government of Canada, Oilexco Incorporated, Alberta Health Services, Husky Energy, and Lone Pine Resources.
Executive Vice President, Operations and Product Development
Terry Macartney has more than 30 years of laboratory and sales experience focused on expansion, upgrades and strategy for several prominent medical and scientific companies. With a Degree in Business Administration and a Post Graduate in Marketing, this dual citizen of both the UK and Canada has previously held President and CEO positions with various biotech companies, including Starplex Scientific Inc., Vancouver Medical Laboratories Inc. and Sabre Scientific Inc. His most recent work for Sabre Scientific Inc. in Calgary had Mr. Macartney focused on business and product development for both biotech and medical device manufacturers, successfully expanding the markets across North America and Europe and increasing sales by more than $100 million in just under a decade.
Mr. Macartney’s ability to design major product groups has been utilized by major clients including Dynacare Kasper Laboratories Inc., UTI (University of Calgary), Plastique Gusselin of France, Starplex Scientific Inc. and Zephyr Sleep Technologies Inc.
As well, Mr. Macartney has held several current and past external executive positions and directorships, including the AHFMR Executive in Residence for the University of Calgary and the Interim Executive Director for Biovantage Inc. in Calgary, Alberta.