Brian Flippance, President ACA & Integrys
Brian graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1975 with a BaSc in electrical engineering and has been a P. Eng. since 1981. He is an alumnus of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and is a long-time member of the business peer group, TEC Canada. He has served on the boards and advisory boards of several Integrys suppliers.
Brian has had a long and successful career in Canadian hi-tech, dating back to 1975 when, after a brief tenure as a development engineer with Urban Transport Development Corporation, he joined ACA as a sales engineer.
After a four-year stint with Webster Instrument—during which time he was instrumental in increasing sales five-fold and became sales manager—he rejoined ACA as sales manager of the Fluke Division, before assuming responsibility for the Scientific Division. As an owner and director of ACA since 1985, Brian has successfully grown Integrys into a leading supplier of system-level products and has developed an engineering team that has allowed Integrys to provide outsourcing services to its customers.
Brian became CEO and president of ACA in 2005 and a major shareholder in 2014.
Patrick Leung, Vice President & General Manager, ACA TMetrix Inc.
Patrick graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1991 with a BASc in electrical engineering, and has been a P.Eng. since 1994. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and is a member of the business peer group TEC Canada. He has served on several advisory boards in the telecom community, and as section head of the engineering division of FCCP (Ontario).
Patrick joined ACA in 1991 as a sales engineer, working in both the OEM and measurement divisions. Subsequently, he served as business development manager, helping shape the direction of the company and targeting growth areas in the Canadian marketplace. In this role he started ACA’s telecom data division, growing the business from $30,000/year to over $3,000,000/year within three years.
As a shareholder of ACA TMetrix Inc. since 2009, Patrick has been instrumental in making ACA TMetrix a leading Canadian supplier of test and measurement instrumentation and solutions.
Fazal Mohamed, CFO of Integrys, ACA TMetrix and SRC
Fazal joined ACA in 2006 as controller and became CFO and a director of Integrys, ACA TMetrix and SRC in 2014. He manages finance, customer service, distribution and information technology. Fazal has been instrumental in managing reorganization, cost reduction initiatives, facility relocation and ERP implementation within ACA.
Prior to joining ACA, Fazal spent eighteen years in progressive finance, treasury and acquisition integration roles at Barnes Group (Canada) Inc., a subsidiary of Connecticut-based Barnes Group Inc., where he recently served as controller for their Canadian division. During his tenure, Fazal led the financial integration of two significant acquisitions, managed the Canadian treasury portfolio, taxation, HR and pension. Additionally, Fazal has worked in finance in heavy equipment distribution and oil gas industries.
Fazal is an accounting graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance.