Who is Aroga Technologies?
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Partner of Aroga Technology Ltd. (Aroga) in July of 2014, Grove had a long history as an entrepreneur. He established his first business, a retail & wholesale sporting goods company servicing recreational & professional sporting activities such as ice hockey, snow skiing and soccer and later established a clothing manufacturing company to service the same industries in Australia. Grove successfully established relationships with companies such as Bauer, Nike, American Express and professional sporting associations such as the South Melbourne Soccer Club throughout the development of his owned and operated family businesses.
Grove got married, had two children (his true passion in life) and relocated to Canada in 2004 to work with publically trading companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As the Director of International Marketing & Customer Relations at Atlantis Systems International, Grove was responsible for the on-time delivery of the Integrated Maintenance Training System (IMTS), a maintenance training system for the F/A:18 Fighter Jet and a $44MM Canadian contract to the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. In order to ensure the contract was successfully completed Grove worked closely with key Australian and Canadian Armed Forces personnel, program managers and suppliers such Boeing and Augusta Westland.
Grove has advanced his professional career at every stage having worked as Vice President of Marketing and more recently as President & Chief Financial Officer at Dynacert Inc., a leading edge technology company manufacturing Hydrogen Generating Systems. The company's key product line was produced to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) by improving the air quality and operating efficacy of diesel combustion engines for trucking fleets with Pepsi Beverages Company (Pepsi Bottling/Pepsi Co) being the primary beneficiary. The companies work later grew to include partnerships with Port Authorities and stationary generator markets were the pollution of GHG was exponential in size and scope.
Steve has a passion for matching technologies to individual needs of people while working closely with education systems, school boards, government funding agencies and technology assessors. Steve is a co-author of Fostering Independence Through Refreshable Braille Technology, a research project funded by Human Resources Development Canada through the Office of Learning Technology. He is a founding member of the Children's Low Vision Project of British Columbia, a program that assesses children's vision needs in a classroom environment and provides technologies to assist with education. He has been a past organizer and volunteer for the Bowen Island Technology Camp, a partnership between Aroga, SET-BC - Special Education Technology BC and CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He has also been a volunteer at Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students, a program offered for blind and visually impaired children in Huntsville Alabama.
Aroga Technologies Team
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