The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the company's policies and general guidelines, for examining the plans and projects proposed by the Executive Board, and for evaluating the results.

The Board of Directors holds regularly scheduled meetings on a monthly basis and holds additional meetings when called by its chairman. Decisions of the Board of Directors require ​a quorum of a majority of the directors and are taken by majority vote.

Richard Hobbs

Chairman

Richard Hobbs is the President of Novotech with over 20 years' experience in the distribution industry.  Before Novotech, Richard spent eight years at DCI, where he served in various management positions, rising to Vice President of Sales. Richard earned his BA in economics from Bishops University.

As the president of Novotech Technologies, Richard is responsible for the company's overall performance, and is dedicated to driving the company's growth and profitability. Richard lives by the saying "work hard, play hard" and encourages all Novotech employees to create a work/play balance in their own lives.

Richard enjoys spending time with his family and friends, listening to music and riding his motorcycle. He is also an avid golfer who requested that we mention his handicap of 6.

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Larry Bellehumeur

Director

Following several years of managing Novotech’s Sales Team, Larry now leads the New Business team ensuring a healthy pipeline of customers in an ever evolving market.

With close to 20 years experience in the world of IoT, Larry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.  He initially became part of the Novotech team when the company that he founded, MobileForce Solutions, was acquired by Novotech in 2010.  Prior to that, he held several senior management positions in the wireless industry.  To see how he thinks, read his IoT Blog

When not out on the trails going for a run, Larry is active stock trader who has been featured in publications such as The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and the Associated Press.

Peter Cleveland

Director

Peter Cleveland has been an independent Director of Novotech since 2015. Following various senior positions at Ernst & Young, Peter became the Managing Partner in Ottawa for 10 years.  As a Chartered Accountant, Peter brings 40 years of excellence in client service to his role on the Board. He also has a proven ability to build organizations by setting a strategic direction and cascading that direction throughout a culture to create sustained, positive change.  Peter played a leading role in developing the Telfer School of Management’s Leadership Forum at the University of Ottawa and he remains active on multiple Boards in the Ottawa area.

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