Perry J. Roach (BA), Chief Executive Officer, Tactile Sight Inc.
Perry Roach brings 19 years of corporate management, sales and operations experience to Tactile Sight Inc. Perry was formerly Area Sales Manager - Canada with Penske Corporation, a division of GE Capital. His role was to start up Penske as a new company in Canada, heading Sales operations. Perry exceeded all profit plans and won awards for Highest Revenue Sales in North America. Perry left Penske to form NetSweeper in 1998, a global company providing internet filtering solutions to guard against online internet abuse. He currently acts as CEO, where he has led Netsweeper through seven years of growth.
Dr. John Zelek (PhD, PEng), Chief Technology Officer, Tactile Sight Inc.
Dr. John Zelek, the original creator of the Tactile Sight technology, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Systems Design Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Zelek's research has been featured on the Discovery channel Daily Planet show (2005, 2003), CBC Newsworld (2002), and the Globe & Mail (2002). He is also the 2001 award recipient of the E. (Ben) & Mary Hochhausen Fund for research in adaptive technology for visually impaired persons, awarded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), one of only 3 ever awarded.