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Company

Nanoleaf is a green technology company. Our vision is to create a better world through conservation and to preserve the planet that we love. We are constantly working on energy efficient products that promote and encourage people to live more green. We hope that one day our great grand children can go on their own adventures and experience the wonders of mother nature in the same way we can today.

Our very first product to hit the market is the Nanoleaf LED light bulbs (formerly known as the NanoLight on the popular crowdfunding site KickStarter). We received an overwhelming amount of support from the KickStarter community when we debuted our light bulb there in January of 2013, which allowed us to start mass production. Our ultimate goal is to revolutionize the lighting industry with our innovations and to light up the world while preserving our planet.

 

Mission

The focus of our company is energy conservation. We center every aspect of our work at Nanoleaf on producing higher energy efficiency, reducing Carbon emissions, and creating ecological value in all of our products in the most creative and enjoyable way possible.

For the moment being, our purpose is to create energy efficient LED lighting that is innovative and convenient to use, so that our planet can have a brighter future. However, in the future, as we grow, our ultimate goal is to preserve the world through our continued innovations in green technology.

Ultimately, we want to make the world a greener and brighter place for everyone. 

 

Commitment

We create products that are sustainable for our planet.

LED lighting is still in its early stages, which unfortunately means costs are high. However, there is no limit to how much energy the world can conserve together if we were to make the move to LED lighting on a global scale. We aim to spread the knowledge of the positive impact switching to LED bulbs can have on our planet, while also fight to keep cost low and affordable for our consumers.

The Nanoleaf is committed to delivering energy efficient solutions that work for everyone. Our ability to think outside of the box and our dedication to perfection enables us to deliver products that is both usable and economical. However, our true accomplishments are in the ecological impacts that our products will have on our planet, and the inspiration that our products bring to you. We hope to inspire more to join us in the movement for a greener future.

 

Customer Focus

We are focused on customer needs.

Here at the Nanoleaf, your feedback and needs are imperative to us. We are constantly listening and improving ourselves in order to produce a product that is superior in energy efficiency, longer lasting, and easily lovable. Our goal is to have our products reach as much of the world’s population as possible.

 

 

Founders

Our company is founded by three adventure seeking, life loving, tree-huggers. We started developing the Nanoleaf while working full time to earn a living, but that didn’t stop us from dreaming on our spare time. Now we're fully dedicated to saving the planet, one light bulb at a time. 

 

Tom Rodinger

Co-founder / Technology Solutions Architect
B.Sc. McMaster University | Ph.D, University of Toronto

Tom is our ingenious scientist and engineer, the brain behind the Nanoleaf. Other than saving the world one invention at a time, he enjoys escaping to the great outdoors. He is a rock climbing aficionado, with a passion for science and technology.

Tom has over 20 years of experience in electronics and circuit design and is the mastermind behind the technology within the Nanoleaf. For over 9 years, he mentored and led university students in building several fully functional solar powered cars that raced across the USA (North America Solar Challenge) and Australia (World Solar Challenge).

He also worked in the biotechnology industry as a scientist, developing new innovative algorithms for predicting drug effectiveness against cancer and lupus diseases. He has also previously worked to create solar energy products that brought green energy to remote areas and developing nations. Tom is now focusing his full attention on developing innovative energy efficient green technology at Nanoleaf, in hopes to build a better and brighter tomorrow.

 

Gimmy Chu

Co-founder / CEO
B. Sc., University of Toronto

Gimmy is our business development extraordinaire, the schemer of the company. When he’s not busy strategizing, he finds himself on a surfboard, tunneling waves and enjoying the vast open waters. He also has an adorable Jack Russell named Cookie, whom is his biggest fan.

As an University of Toronto graduate, Gimmy has over 7 years of experience as a technology consultant. He has delivered projects for numerous clients across North America including TD Bank, Hawaiian Telcom, Frontier Communications, Best Buy, and Jack in the Box. He is now leading the effort in sourcing affordable and suitable components for the Nanoleaf as well as managing the planning and execution of the Nanoleaf products.

 

Christian Yan

Co-founder / Director of Operations 
B. Sc., University of Toronto

Christian is our operations mastermind, the man that keeps the wheels turning. Aside from wooing suppliers into joining our cause, he also has a knack for inducing laughter. Snowboard, wakeboard, or keyboard...you name a board, and he is an expert.

Christian has had 7 years of operations experience working as the General Manager for a manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. He was involved in the designing, sourcing, and manufacturing of several new products for many of his established clients in Europe (distributors and chain stores). For the development of Nanoleaf products, he has helped source and develop strong relationships with many of our key suppliers in China, and is responsible for setting up and managing all things manufacturing.

 

Join the Cause

It takes more than just talent and ambition to build a successful business. We strive to produce the best quality product for our consumers. By supporting us through spreading the word and purchasing Nanoleaf bulbs, you will help our efforts to introduce our green products to more homes and buildings in the world, and help us change the future of lighting for the better. 

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