Our Story

We are innovators. With a history of problem solving through entrepreneurship, creativity and green technology, Oxygen8 is proud to introduce a series of smart solutions that help create comfortable indoor environments. We help people live, work, and play in a sustainable way.

We are passionate about indoor air quality and energy-efficient technology. Our ventilation solutions provide 100% fresh, filtered outside air to building occupants. Our product lines include high-efficiency energy-recovery, MERV-13 filtration and integration with Daikin VRV heat-pump technology for heating and cooling.

Why We Do What We Do

To Create Healthy Indoor Environments. People are getting sick while spending their times indoors due to the recirculation of air without proper filtration and humidity control. To improve indoor environments and prevent the transmission of airborne contaminants, HVAC systems should provide fresh outdoor air, eliminate recirculation, use high MERV filtration and fixed-plate ERV technology to control humidity and lower cross contamination between airstreams.

The Move Toward Building Electrification. To reduce greenhouse gases, many North American cities are moving toward net-zero energy over the next decade, which will drive demand for all-electric HVAC systems and low energy technologies. Oxygen8 is here to meet that demand with our all-electric heating and cooling solutions.

For Better Building Design. As building design becomes more insulated and air-tight, the need for energy efficient cooling becomes ever more important. Cooling with fixed-plate energy recovery and VRV integration helps to reduce energy consumption while meeting ventilation requirements.

Meet Our Team

James is a clean-tech entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, product development, healthy buildings and sustainability. He has a BaSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Equally committed to the environment in his personal life, James recently built West Vancouver’s first net-zero energy Passive House.

James Dean

Founder & CEO
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Matt has a passion for sustainable technology in the mechanical industry with expertise in carbon-neutral HVAC product design, and the development of systems that support a healthier living environments through improved Indoor Air Quality. Matt leads Oxygen8’s product development and oversees manufacturing operations, maintains on-time product delivery and quality control.

Matthew Doherty

Founder & VP Operations
matthew@oxygen8.ca

Dorothy is a results-driven professional with a passion for finding solutions leading to a sustainable future through technology adoption, social good, and environmental sustainability. She earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, and has since devoted her energy and time to the field of sustainability, developing her skills in clean-technology adoption and client relations.

Dorothy Bootle

Director of Business Operations
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A problem solver by nature, Todd brings his strong technical and business backgrounds, experience in the HVAC industry - most recently with Johnson Controls Inc. and Trox, paired with his committed customer focus to the Oxygen8 team. He is looking forward to developing meaningful and lasting relationships with our Sales Partners. Outside of work, Todd enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis, running and enjoying the outdoors.

Todd Pfahl

Regional Sales Manager 
& Director of Sales
todd@oxygen8.ca

Brian is an experienced HVAC Sales Executive with over 20 years experience in the industry. He has joined Oxygen8 as Regional Sales Manager responsible for the Midwest and Southwest. Brian attained his Mechanical Engineering degree from Oregon State University and MBA in Technology Commercialization and Finance from NC State University. Outside of work, Brian enjoys the outdoors with his family.

Brian Stinnett

Regional Sales Manager
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brian@oxygen8.ca

Johnnie is a customer-oriented and passionate individual who works to provide valuable education about the Oxygen8 smart solutions and applications. A graduate of the University of Calgary, Johnnie earned his Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Finance. Johnnie is passionate about a clean-technology future for the generations ahead to thrive and learn in a sustainable environment.

Johnnie Allan

Regional Sales Manager
johnnie@oxygen8.ca

Scott is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years in the HVAC/R industry, with passion for being the best resource and business partner for his sales representatives. His past work has had key focus on energy recovery technologies and applications. Scott has spent the bulk of his time working with sales reps to create unique strategies for success in their specific markets. In his spare time, Scott can be found kayaking, fishing or working on one of his project cars.

Scott McMurry

Regional Sales Manager
scott@oxygen8.ca

Katrina has a passion for environmental sustainability, healthy living and indoor environments and customer experience. With a background in Marketing, Events and Graphic Design, she brings her experience with communications, marketing campaigns and industry events to the Oxygen8 team.

Katrina Koszorek

Marketing Manager
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katrina@oxygen8.ca

Marian is a creative marketer whose background in graphic design, SEO and geofencing have given her a leg up on the competition. As a fresh graduate with a keen interest in market research and promotional design, she brings a new perspective to the industry and the Oxygen8 team!

Marian Tolentino

Jr. Marketing Coordinator
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Erdem has over 10 years experience in the application design and product management of HVAC systems including DOAS, H/ERV, chilled beams, VAV systems, air distribution devices and radiant panels. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey and a Master’s Applied Science Degree in Building Engineering from Concordia University, with a focus on HVAC systems. Erdem is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Passive House Consultant with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

Erdem Kokgil

Application Engineering Manager
erdem@oxygen8.ca

Haleigh is passionate about helping others with her skills as an engineer and a public speaker. She has a degree in Mechatronics Engineering from McMaster University and was awarded the Albert Lager Prize for significant leadership impact on the university community. With her background in robotics and manufacturing, she brings innovative technical experience to the applications team.

Haleigh Longo

Application Engineering
haleigh@oxygen8.ca

Melody graduated from Translation studies, but wanted to have a substantial impact on people’s quality of life. She found my calling in HVAC. Helping to design more capable systems and buildings to improve IAQ with more efficient products was a step in the right direction. Melody analyses customer's needs, then goes the extra mile to find the best solution.

Melody Lemaire

Application Engineering
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melody@oxygen8.ca

Nemi is a Professional Engineer from Ontario with 3.5 years of experience with HVAC applications and design. He has completed a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western University. In his free time - Nemi enjoys cooking, hiking, and socializing with friends.

Nemi Shah

Application Engineering
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nemi@oxygen8.ca

Lana has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering, however after working in the industry for over a decade and seeing the damage it causes to the environment she decided to choose the path of sustainability and clean energy. Lana also holds an advanced diploma in Mechanical Engineering and product design from George Brown College in Toronto. In her free time, Lana enjoys hiking, drawing in her improvised studio and practicing her photography.

Lana Nikolaeva

Application Engineering
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lana@oxygen8.ca

Andrew graduated with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology and has a combined 20 years experience in Sales and Project Management in the HVAC industry. His attention to detail, organization and customer satisfaction has enabled him to be successful. Andrew looks forward to bringing his unique skills to the Oxygen8 team.

Andrew Vaz

Project Manager
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Originally from France, Nathalie has over 10 years of experience in Recruitment and Human Resources. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration that she obtained in France, and she is passionate about created the best possible work environment. Outside of work, Nathalie enjoys hiking, taking pictures, painting, and cooking.

Nathalie Wolfstirn

People and Culture Coordinator
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nathalie@oxygen8.ca

Lia is a CPA, CA with 10 years’ experience as a financial leader in the tech industry and public practice. She has a passion for guiding change, building relationships, and driving profitability in fast-paced business environments. Outside of work, Lia enjoys skiing, playing softball, and going on long walks with her Frenchie.

Lia Palumbo

Director of Finance
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lia@oxygen8.ca

Ana has worked in the financial field for the past 10 years, developing all activities inherent to the position. With several years of experience using different accounting platforms, her strongest attributes are her excellent team work skills, trustworthiness, organization, problem solving skills and intellectual curiosity.

Ana Targueta

Accountant
ana@oxygen8.ca

After implementing Oxygen8's first ERP system, Eric continues to leverage his technological skills to improves processes across the business. His passion for clean technology comes from his two wins at the US DoE Solar Decathlon while he was completing his Engineering degree at the University of British Columbia. Outside of implementing new systems for the company, Eric is hitting dinks on the pickleball court or hitting dingers on the baseball field. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors on new hiking trails and is learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Eric Hebbard

ERP Specialist
eric@oxygen8.ca

Steve has a passion for innovations that promote healthy living environments and sustainable development. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and studies product development and entrepreneurship in a Master’s degree program at the University of Toronto. Steve brings experience in both systems design and project management from his previous roles as Mechanical Consultant and Project Coordinator to the Oxygen8 team.

Steve Lancefield

Product Manager
steve@oxygen8.ca

Dave has a keen interest in product development and management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Dave enjoys balancing design variables to provide effective HVAC solutions. He draws from his experience as a Design Engineer to aid in the ease of manufacturing.

David Newton

Product Development Manager
david@oxygen8.ca

Originally from Ireland, Laura is a motivated and ambitious professional with a passion for design and development. With a background in biopharmaceuticals, sustainability and mechanical services, Laura bring a unique set of skills and experience to the Oxygen8 team. She earned her BEng (Hons) degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Laura enjoys hiking, running, powerlifting and baking.

Laura O'Mahony

Product Development Designer
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laura@oxygen8.ca

James applies his skills in product design and testing with strict adherence to industry standards and processes. As a mechanical engineer, James sees great satisfaction in decomposing a problem to its various inputs and finding a clever solution. James spends his free time hiking, rock climbing, and camping. It is his interest in nature that makes James passionate about the sustainable energy industry; he wants to help deliver solutions to ensure that future generations have the same ability to enjoy the outdoors as he has.

James Atkinson

Product Development Designer
james.atkinson@oxygen8.ca

John joined Oxygen8 to be a part of our mission to provide environmentally friendly and innovative technology to customers by utilizing his specific CAD skills. He has a passion for the continuous development of his unique skillsets and mechanical knowledge.

John Kim

Product Development Designer
john@oxygen8.ca

Ethan is a Mechanical Engineer with 3 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. His experience focused on sheet metal design and manufacturing of custom air-handling units. Outside of work, Ethan enjoys playing and watching soccer, and hiking.

Ethan Quisias

Product Development Designer
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ethan@oxygen8.ca

Jake is a 4th year mechanical engineering student at BCIT. His interest in product design and ERV/HRV systems played a major role in his decision to pursue an engineering degree making Oxygen8 the perfect fit for a summer internship. Before attending BCIT, Jake worked as a logistics coordinator and taught guitar. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music, backpacking, camping, and snowboarding.

Jake Kalina

Product Design Intern

Quinn is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Western Ontario. He has been looking to get involved in the sustainable development industry and will do so as a summer intern with Oxygen8. Outside of work and academics, Quinn is a competitive Decathlete and has represented provincial and university teams at the national level. Most of his free time is dedicated to mountain biking and skiing in North Vancouver and Whistler.

Quinn Cameron

Applications Intern

 

Jacob is a Professional Engineer with a background in controls, industrial software engineering and PC based programming. In his previous role, he was responsible for the design, testing and development of a controls system for a large HVAC manufacturer. Jacob received his Masters of Engineering from Hanyang University. In his free time, Jacob loves snowboarding, swimming and playing tennis and soccer.

Jacob Jung

Controls Engineer
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Originally from Mexico, Alex has a keen interest in HVAC systems that save energy and the environment. He has been working in controls and automation for over 20 years. Recently, Alex led the design and implementation of controls systems for chilled water pumps, chiller plants and cooling towers. Alex has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Monterrey Tech and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Alex has a passion for mountain biking and likes to do challenging rides and to compete in local races.

Alex Sanchez

Controls and Commissioning Manager
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Phoebe is a social enterprise enthusiast in areas of environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation. She specializes in Supply Chain and has experience in handling over hundreds of items. Phoebe enjoys listening to music, especially on a rainy day, and cannot wait to go to the theatres for musicals.

Phoebe Liu

Supply Chain Specialist
phoebe@oxygen8.ca

Originally from the Czech Republic, Petr began is career in the HVAC industry in 2010. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Ostrava, and participated in a Masters Degree program with a Process Engineering specialization. Petr’s love for solving prototype challenges and working on technological innovations and passion for sustainability has made him a great contribution to the Oxygen8 manufacturing team.

Petr Mikula

Production Manager
petr@oxygen8.ca

Originally from Ireland, Sean obtained his BEng (Hons) degree in Biomedical engineering from Cork Institute of Technology. Sean is a highly adaptable, performance- orientated team player with a passionate for innovation and identifying new opportunities created by changed. With a background in Pharmaceuticals, industrial construction and steel fabrication, Sean brings a unique set of skills and experience to the Oxygen8 team. Outside of work, Sean enjoys hiking, snowboarding, watching NFL and soccer.

Sean Murphy

Manufacturing Engineering 
sean@oxygen8.ca

Jack Brown

Shipper/Reciever

Bryan Abueva

Lead Assembler

Daniel Cuervas

Assembler

Josh Lucero

Assembler

Trixie Miranda

Assembler

Jithin Cheran

Assembler