Curriculum Vitae

Marty Furse

Currently retired, Marty has been involved in high-technology business development for many years. As co-founder and CEO of Prosilica Inc, and a founder and first CEO of Quantitative Imaging Corp (QImaging), Marty has proven his entrepreneurial skills. Prior to launching QImaging, Marty contributed to the success of Creo Products Inc during its rapid growth from 100 employees in 1993 to over 1000 in 1998. As General Manager of International Business, Marty was responsible for Creo’s distribution and sales for all areas outside North America and Europe. In this role, Marty negotiated distribution agreements, managed large VAR and OEM partners, and participated in direct sales of high-end imaging products for the printing industry in addition to building and managing a strong team. For seven years, prior to joining Creo Products, Marty was with Andronic Devices Ltd developing medical laboratory automation and surgical robotics. Marty holds a BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia and is named as inventor on four US patents.

Here is a sampling of what Marty’s colleagues have said about him:

“The Gold Standard for innovation”
“a great strategic thinker, he continually is able to assess a situation and see the best way out”
“Extremely creative with a talent for quickly reducing a solution to practice.”
“His workmanship is amongst the best”
“Very easy to work with, with a balanced perspective. Always positive and pleasant.”
“excellent thinker both logically and creatively”

History:

Feb. 2003– Dec. 2009 Prosilica Inc
(now Allied Vision Technologies)

Co-founder, CEO, Director

Machine vision digital cameras: business development, strategic planning, general management, marketing, sales, sales management, and distribution; marketing communications, contracts, pricing, competitive analysis, tradeshows, product development…

Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2001 QImaging (Quantitative Imaging Corp.)

Co-founder, CEO, Director

High-performance digital cameras: business planning, venture investment, strategic planning, marketing, sales, and distribution; tradeshows, advertising, and marketing communications, contracts, pricing, competitive analysis, product development, manufacturing…

Sep. 1993 – Aug. 1999 Creo Products Inc.

General Manager International Business, Product Manager, Project Manager

High-speed laser imaging systems: international sales and marketing, customer relationships, contract negotiation and management, team development, hiring, business planning, product & project management, production management & engineering…

Sep. 1986 – Sep. 1993 Andronic Devices Ltd.

Product Designer, Project Engineer, Inventor

Medical product development: product concept and definition, electronic and mechanical design, technology development, problem solving, patents, prototypes and testing, budgeting and scheduling, technical liaison with international partners.

May 1985 – Sep. 1985 Vancouver General Hospital

Biomedical Engineering – Surgical Robotics Group

Voice recognition / medical robotics: design, fabrication and clinical trials of voice collection and infra-red telemetry for use in surgery.

Education:

1986 UBC, BASc Engineering Physics (Electrical)
1992 SFU, ENSC 820 – Engineering Management
1992/93 Regent College – part-time graduate studies (theology)
1993 Creo Products Inc.– “Working with People”
1997 Creo Products Inc. – “Creo MBA”
Other:

Named as inventor on four US Patents, plus a patent pending.
Ball Model Chairman 1985: Fiber-Optic ‘keyboard’ input device.
References:

                     Available upon request.

Contact:

5187 Old West Saanich Rd.
Victoria, BC, Canada
V9E 2B1
Tel: 250.744-5006
Cel: 778.677.8222