About Us

We are focused on reducing the severity of a concussion in sport, occupational, industrial, and military settings.

Shield-X™ Technology Inc. (“SXT”) was founded in 2014 by two faculty members from Simon Fraser University’s (“SFU”) School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and an experienced business entrepreneur. The patented intellectual property and the BrainShield™ suite of products result from over ten years of advanced research in the SFU Head Injury Prevention Lab addressing the deficiencies of standard helmet design to protect against concussion.

The core intellectual property incorporated in SXT’s products has been patented in the US, Europe, and other appropriate countries, and SXT has negotiated an Assignment Agreement with SFU giving SXT the exclusive worldwide rights to exploit the intellectual property.
BrainShield™ is a suite of products focused on reducing the severity of a concussion in sport, occupational, industrial, and military settings. BrainShield™ is a unique micro-engineered functional layer for incorporating protective helmets and gear. BrainShield™ reduces the sharp twisting and compression of the brain during impacts – the primary cause of concussions. Shield-X currently has four products, BX-E, BX-I, BX-C, and BX-R, with additional innovative and disruptive products in development.

Shield-X product designs are aimed at providing enhanced helmet protection while minimizing the costs of adaptation by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to existing branded helmet designs.

SXT’s business model is to work closely with international helmet manufacturers and well-recognized helmet brands to equip their helmet product lines with the BrainShield™.

Our Team

Farid Golnaraghi, PhD, PEng


Professor and former Director at the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Burnaby Mountain Research Chair, Simon Fraser University (SFU).

As a former Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic and Smart Material Systems at the University of Waterloo, and former President and CEO of Mechworks Systems Inc. – Dr. Golnaraghi has led a research team to conduct various pioneering studies leading to commercialization and spin-out companies in the Mechatronics sector.

As a CEO and President of Mechworks Systems Inc., a University of Waterloo based start-up, Dr. Golnaraghi was responsible for commercialization of various intelligent sensor technologies with clients ranging from Cooperstandard, L3 Communications, Toronto Transit Commission, Polymer Technologies and Dura. In addition during his tenure as the CEO, Dr. Golnaraghi collaborated with various international commercial companies including GM (US), Lord Corporation (US), Cooperstandard (US), Polymer Technologies (US-Canada), L3 Communications (US-Canada). His technology expertise includes Dynamics and Vibration, Impact Dynamics, Mechatronics Design, Smart Materials, Intelligent Sensors and Diagnostics of Mechanical Systems and Machinery.

Roger Flowerdew, CPA, CA

Strategic and Marketing Advisor

Roger is an experienced executive who drives substantial growth by setting viable core business strategies and successfully implementing tactical plans. Throughout his career, he has proven his ability to quickly act on an organization’s key opportunities and challenges to achieve corporate milestones and provide investor confidence.

Mr. Flowerdew has worked in complex industries including biotech drug development, medical devices, information technologies, and specialized manufacturing. He has a broad understanding of senior corporate leadership and governance in private and public business environments and NGO organizations and has managed operations and developed business in Canada, the United States, England, South Africa, and Europe.

Adrian Wikarna

Vice-President Engineering

A Simon Fraser University engineering graduate, he delves into diverse research projects encompassing helmet design, efficacy, certification standards, and impact test apparatus. A seasoned product developer, particularly in pioneering helmet technologies, he has been an integral part of Shield-X Technology since 2015, contributing significantly to the development of its flagship products.

Jack Feng

Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

Jack Feng has 30 years of marketing and management experience, including marketing strategy, international trade and distribution system setup and management. Nothing excites me more than seeing big technology ideas come to life. I have been fortunate to build up a fun and successful marketing career, focused on navigating the ambiguity of early- and growth- stage technology companies. I am addicted to understanding the "why" and building out B2B marketing strategies to benefit as many customers as we can.

Trevor Partington, EIT

Engineering Manager

Trevor is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering graduate from Simon Fraser University and former football player. He brings firsthand knowledge of impacts and concussion protocols. Since joining Shield-X in January 2021, he has been pivotal in projects focusing on the helmet impact test apparatus and product development.

Board Members

Combiz Jelveh, M.Sc., PEng

CTO of Innovata Labs, is a pioneering technologist, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of five high technology companies across US and Canada is the Chairman and Director of SXT.

As active executive management personnel, over the last 34 years, Mr. Jelveh has immense experience in research, product development, systems design and integration. His experience includes, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Sound Logic Netwroks, (2005-Present), Founder & Chief Technology Officer Séance Software (2003-2006), Chief Technology Officer eBusiness Systems of Avaya (2002-2003), Chief Technology Officer eBusiness Systems of Lucent Technologies (1999-2002), and Manager Special Engineering of Pacific Bell. He has also consulted for companies such as, Atomic Energy of Canada, Digital Sound, and Pacific Bell.

Mr. Jelveh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Western Michigan University (1976), Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1977) and DEA; Diplôme d'études Approfondies (L'École Supérieure d'Électricité) SUPELEC Paris, France (1980). He is also an accredited Professional Engineer in Ontario and British Columbia.

Roland Wolfram, BSEE, MBA

Roland has had a wide-ranging career at Nike, Pacific Telesis, and McKinsey and Company. During his career at Nike, he held a variety of global functional roles and multi-billion dollar geographic roles; at Pacific Telesis and McKinsey, Roland worked on projects in Silicon Valley with leading high-technology companies. He currently serves as a Board Advisor to Tillamook Creamery (a leading dairy co-operative in the Pacific Northwest) and is involved as an advisor/investor in several technology and brand-oriented companies.

Gary Wang, PhD, PEng

Professor and Head of Product Design and Optimization Lab, Mechatronics Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Wang has several years of expertise in Design, Optimization, and Advanced Manufacturing. Dr. Wang has won university-level as well as national research awards. He is currently a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and serves as an associate editor for ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, and an associate editor for International Journal of Engineering Optimization, geographically representing North America.

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