Our Team

Stephane Way – Chief Executive Officer

 

As the Founder & CEO of North Orca Technologies, Stephane Way is responsible for running all facets of the business. With over 30 years experience, he is no stranger to the technology industry. In 1981, while a young teen, Stephane was the first person to have a computer in the small town of Fermont (near Labrador City, NL) having built his Sinclair ZX81 from a kit. A few years later he filed a patent (pending) for a tilt-sensitive switch designed for portable alarms. In 1986, after attending Universite de Sherbrooke, PQ, Stephane began his professional career working for cutting edge companies including IBM Canada Laboratory Ltd. in North York, ON, Hummingbird Communications Ltd in Markham, ON, and MPR TelTech in Burnaby, BC.

Mr. Way received his Pilot’s License in 1995, sparking the desire to integrate his love of flying and his professional career, Rainbow Navigation Ltd. was created in 1996. The first project was the EFIS 2000, an innovative electronic kneeboard based on the Apple Newton MessagePad. Released as a prototype in 1997, EFIS 2000 was a first for an integrated flight management and navigation system for general aviation pilots. Sadly, it was never marketed due to Apple’s decision to discontinue the manufacturing of the Newton in early 1998. From this project an opportunity for modernizing training schools surfaced and, in 1998 created GenAv Systems Ltd. with the goal to develop a student record and analysis system called ASTAR (Aviation Student Tracking Analysis and Reporting). Focusing on addressing training scheduling for general aviation and airlines, GenAv Systems moved in beside its first client, the Victoria Flying Club. In 2005, GenAv signed a contract with its first airline, WestJet of Calgary, AB.

As development moved into new industries, EvBase Technologies Inc. was born in 2013 and continue to grow becoming North Orca Technologies Inc. in 2017 and is still based at the Victoria International Airport in North Saanich, BC.

 

 

Blair Day – Chief Technology Officer

 

In 2003, at the age of 13,  Blair built his first computer program, a software system to automate the management of newspaper distribution. After high school he attended Camosun College where he changed his major from Mechanical Engineering to Computer Engineering. Blair graduated in 2012 with a diploma in Electronics & Computer Engineering with a Specialization in Renewable Energy. This led him to work as Lead Test Technician with First Light Tech, a manufacturer of solar powered lighting systems in Victoria BC. He left there in February of 2013 and quickly achieved his personal goal of building a diverse online marketplace.  In December 2013, Blair started his career with EvBase Technologies where he climbed the ranks to Chief Technology Officer. Expanding into new industries,  EvBase Technologies evolved to become North Orca Technologies Inc.

 

 

Hayley Moen – Director of Business Development

 

As Director of Business Development Hayley is responsible to initiating and maintaining relationships with prospective, current and past customers. She brings 18 years of experience in all aspects of an administrative role. Hayley has always had an interest in business. From a young age numbers and organization came naturally to her, allowing Hayley to work part time as a bookkeeper for most of her teenage years until graduating high school in 1999. She received her diploma in Financial Administration in 2005. While working fulltime running the office of a sign company, Hayley continued to go to school at night. This earned her further certifications in Accounting and Payroll in 2008. She was always more than happy to take on additional responsibilities, learning as much as possible about the companies she worked for and her role within them . Hayley continued her career working for the Golden Eagle Group, CS Financial and the Jim Pattison Auto Group until joining North Orca Technologies in early 2017.

Neville Harding – Senior Support / Developer

 

Neville began his career when he started working for IT3 Solutions as a programmer and  head of support  on point of sale and reservations software. Throughout his 8 years with IT3, Neville custom built and deployed POS networks, created a program for the forestry industry to measure log volume and aid in the tracking of logging truck cargo.

Neville started working for GenAv Systems in 2007. He brings with him an extensive background in software support. As Neville continued to grow with the business he was present when EvBase Technologies was born in 2013. Neville has since played a large part  in providing support on flight operations software, programming and development, network administration and creating online booking systems.  In 2017, EvBase Technologies continued to evolve into new industries and became North Orca Technologies.  Neville has now taken on  the role of  Internal Systems Specialist.