At TOXON Technologies:
We are passionate about enhancing the archery experience using technology.
We are focused on collaborating with industry leaders to develop affordable products with precision.
Meet The Team
CEO & Founder
Marianne started her career at Research In Motion (now BlackBerry), where she was focused on Process Development for Software with the Cellular Technologies engineering team. She helped scale the QA team by establishing processes, automation tools and best practices for global QA centres. She has then transitioned to focus on local tech startups in Waterloo. In 2018 she joined JTD Consulting, a tech consulting company created by her colleague Joe Deu-Ngoc to help low-tech industries bring their tech ideas to market. Marianne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration for Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.
Using her background to blend tech and business, Marianne pulls the expert teams together to oversee Toxon's management and define strategic direction. In 2019, Marianne was a Top 8 finalist at Communitech's Fierce Founders and pitched Toxon Technologies in front of a live and live-streamed audience, gaining exposure within the tech community, local press and investment groups.
Product Evangelist & Founder
George began his professional career as an entrepreneur, turning his archery hobby into a successful retail store. He owned and managed the Bow Shop (now part of Shooter’s Choice) in St. Jacobs and Waterloo for 35 years, focusing on offering exceptional customer service by hiring employees who are experts in the field of archery. During his tenure at the Bow Shop, he worked with many local and international companies to develop successful processes for product returns and warranty management.
George brings a breadth of archery knowledge and experience as a Product Evangelist, helping advocate for Toxon Technologies and the BOWdometer™ within the archery community. He couldn't be happier to see his original idea for an automatic shot counter be brought to life by the Toxon team!
CTO & Founder
Joe spent much of his 20-year career in Senior Engineering roles, most notably at Research In Motion (now BlackBerry), where he lead the development of cellular technologies. More recently, he led a hardware/software team to conceptualize, design, and build the world’s first ATSC 3.0 Broadcast System proof-of-concept in five months. In 2017 he founded JTD Consulting, offering his expertise in Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing and Engineering to help local startups and small businesses get their product ideas to market. When George approached him about building some Archery Tech, he took the challenge head-on, immersing himself in the sport and finding opportunities for tech to help archers at all skill levels. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and has been granted over 20 U.S. and International patents.
A true visionary in his field, Joe's technical expertise and strategic business acumen has been the driving force of Toxon's product development, taking the BOWdometer™ from concept to a full product and defining Toxon's future product roadmap.