Our Story

We are innovators; passionate about indoor air quality and energy-efficient technology. 
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.

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.

Our Journey

Jun 2019
Oxygen8 Incorporates
Jan 2020
First Nova ERV Prototype Built
Feb 2020
VRV Integration Capabilities Established
Jun 2020
Manufacturing Representative Partners Established
Jul 2020
First Purchase Order!
Apr 2021
Nova Outdoor is Launched
Aug 2021
Ventum is Launched
Sept 2021
Commercial Production Moves to British Columbia
Oct 2021
Residential Products are Launched
Dec 2021
100th Unit is Assembled!
Jan 2022
The #FreshAirVan Starts USA Tour
Mar 2022
200th Purchase Order

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.

To 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

Founder and CEO

James is a clean-tech entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, product development, healthy buildings and sustainability. Equally committed to the environment in his personal life, James recently built West Vancouver’s first net-zero energy Passive House.

James Dean

Founder and VP Operations

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.

Matthew Doherty

Director of Business Operations

Dorothy has a passion for finding solutions leading to a sustainable future through technology adoption, social good, and environmental sustainability. She has devoted her energy and time to the field of sustainability, developing her skills in clean-technology adoption and client relations.

Dorothy Bootle

People and Culture Coordinator

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.

Nathalie Wolfstirn

Director of Sales & Regional Sales Manager

A problem solver by nature, Todd brings his strong technical and business backgrounds, experience in the HVAC industry, paired with his committed customer focus to the Oxygen8 team. He is looking forward to developing meaningful and lasting relationships with our Sales Partners.

Todd Pfahl

Regional Sales Manager

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 Stinnett

Regional Sales Manager

Johnnie is a customer-oriented and passionate individual who works to provide valuable education about the Oxygen8 smart solutions and applications. 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

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 reps. 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.

Scott McMurry

Marketing Manager

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

Jr. Marketing Coordinator

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

Applications Engineering Manager

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. Erdem is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Passive House Consultant with the Passive House Institute US.

Erdem Kokgil

Application Engineer

Haleigh is passionate about helping others with her skills as an engineer and a public speaker. With her background in robotics and manufacturing, she brings innovative technical experience to the applications team.

Haleigh Longo

Application Engineer

Melody graduated from translation studies, but wanted to have a substantial impact on people’s quality of life. When helping to design more capable systems and buildings to improve IAQ with more efficient, Melody analyses customer's needs, then goes the extra mile to find the best solution.

Mélody Lemaire

Application Engineer

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 Engineer

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 Nikolaeva

Director of Finance

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


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

Junior Accountant

Currently completing the accounting program at BCIT, Kate’s end goal is to become a CPA. Kate enjoys working with numbers and networking with people to learn about their diverse experiences. Outside of work, she spends most of her time reading, knitting, and hiking when the weather allows!

Kate Tian

Project Manager

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 Vaz

Project Manager

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.

Eric Hebbard

Product Manager

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 Lancefield

Product Development Manager

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.

David Newton

Product Development Designer

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.

Laura O'Mahony

Product Development Designer

As a mechanical engineer, James sees great satisfaction in decomposing a problem to its various inputs and finding a clever solution. His interest in nature drives his passion for 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

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

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

Controls and Commissioning Manager

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 Sanchez

Commissioning Engineer

Omar is a Mechanical Engineer with 2 years of experience in the industry. His expertise includes Building Operations, Systems and Energy Management and Building Controls. Omar also has a bachelor’s degree in Energy Management, making him a perfect addition to the Oxygen8 team. During his downtime, he plays Tennis and Squash.

Omar Alkhatib

Controls Engineer

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.

Jacob Jung

Director of Manufacturing

Rob is a manufacturing professional with over 22 years’ experience. He has a passion for continuous improvement and is a certified lean practitioner. As Director of Manufacturing, Rob will lead and develop all aspects of manufacturing operations at Oxygen8.

Rob Capalbo

Manufacturing Engineer

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

Manufacturing Engineer

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 to the Oxygen8 team.

Seán Murphy

Production Planner

Steve has spent the last 20 years in various levels in the supply chain, production planning, inventory management, and forecasting. His family moved to Vancouver in August of 2019, leaving behind Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He loves the beauty of BC and spends as much time camping and hiking as possible and enjoys playing boardgames with his family.

Steve Whitlow

Production Supervisor

Bryan Abueva

Supply Chain Specialist

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

Shipper / Receiver

Jack Brown

Material Handler

Seungjin Lee


Daniel Cuevas


Josh Lucero


Trixie Miranda


Jithin Cheran


Marvin Acapulco


Paul Freeman


Larry Guinto


Andrew McNeil


David Hansen


Jackson Evangelista


Matt Demo


Alden Araneta


Ethan Liang


Tamirat Belete


Sean Centino