SOURCE: Thalmic Labs

Thalmic Labs

August 14, 2013 08:57 ET

Thalmic Labs Strengthens Executive Team With Addition of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing

Two Former Blackberry Executives Join Quickly Growing Team Behind the MYO™ Gesture Control Armband

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) -  Former Blackberry Senior Vice President Mike Galbraith joins Thalmic Labs, creators of the revolutionary MYO armband, as Chief Financial Officer. In addition, David Perston, former Director of Operations, Senior Director of Global Technology and Services, and Senior Director of New Product Introduction Outsourcing at Blackberry, joins the team as Vice President of Manufacturing.

"In less than a year, our company has grown from just three founders to 30 employees and counting," said Stephen Lake, CEO and co-founder of Thalmic Labs. "We are changing the face of human-computer interaction with a unique team of talented employees who have joined us from everywhere from start-ups to multinational corporations. Our team members are excited to continue pushing the boundaries of current technology and are enthusiastic about introducing our first product, MYO, to users around the world."

Based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Thalmic Labs attributes its rapid growth and success to the thriving and emerging technology hub in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Electronic Arts (EA) have opened up offices in the area over the past few years, largely due to the talent that comes from the University of Waterloo and the community that emerged as a result.

"Thalmic Labs has built an exceptional company with a truly distinctive product that will change the wearable tech space," said Mike Galbraith. "I am inspired by the success the team has had thus far and am looking forward to contributing to future growth."

Thalmic Labs expects to have more than 50 employees by the end of 2013.

About Thalmic Labs:

Thalmic Labs is a North American company headquartered in Waterloo. The company is the developer of exciting, new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction. Its first product, the MYO armband, measures electrical activity in muscles to wirelessly control computers, phones and other digital technologies.

Thalmic Labs was founded in 2012 by three graduates of the University of Waterloo's mechatronics engineering program. In June 2013, Thalmic Labs announced the closing of a $14.5M round of Series A funding led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital.

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