Meet our people
Bryan Ganz President and CEO
Mr. Ganz brings more than 30 years of global business experience in sales management, manufacturing, new product design and development as well as mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Ganz will assist SDI with sales & marketing, expansion of the company’s product range, review of operations, implementation of cost control measures, development of strategic alliances and financial oversight. During his career Mr. Ganz has bought, built and sold more than half a dozen global businesses with combined sales in excess of $1.0 billion. Most recently, Mr. Ganz sold Maine Industrial Tire LLC to Trelleborg (based out of Sweden) for $67 million, generating a 7.0x return to investors over a three-year period.
Mr. Ganz is a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City and completed his accounting designation at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
André J. Buys Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Buys is an experienced mechanical engineer, innovator and entrepreneur. He received his Bachelors and Honors degree in engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2006 and is currently completing his Masters degree in Engineering (Engineering Management). André has over 14 years of product design, innovation and technology management experience and founded several successful engineering consultant businesses. Previously, he designed mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) military vehicles used by the US Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan at BAE Systems and was the mechanical design authority on a new submarine periscope system developed at Carl Zeiss Optronics, still in production today. Most recently, André has focused his activities on developing less lethal munitions, launchers and security related products, registering an impressive collection of patents and design registrations in the process, most notably a less lethal projectile that achieves industry leading accuracy, range, payload capacity and safety.
Lisa Wager Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Lisa Wager is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of SDI. She is responsible for all the Company’s legal functions and serves as principal counsel to the CEO, senior management team, and Board of Directors. Ms. Wager ‘s responsibilities include all corporate and regulatory matters, legal risk management, and securities, litigation, and government affairs. She also serves as Secretary to Board of Directors.
Ms. Wager previously was with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she worked from 1988 and became a partner in 1990. She has co-chaired the membership committee and securities litigation subcommittee of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and has spoken and published extensively on issues related to securities law and risk management. Earlier in her career Ms. Wager worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and was a law clerk to the Honorable John F. Keenan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Wager holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College.
Rakesh Malhotra Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Malhotra has been SDI’s Chief Financial Officer since January 7, 2007. A United States Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Canadian Chartered Accountant, Mr. Malhotra graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Delhi, India, and worked for A.F. Ferguson & Co., the Indian correspondent of KPMG. Having practiced as a Chartered Accountant for over ten years in New Delhi, Mr. Malhotra moved to the Middle East and worked for five years with the International Bahwan Group in a senior finance position. After moving to Toronto, Canada, Mr. Malhotra served as Vice President of Finance for a private group of companies, CFO of various public corporations and continues to consultant for public companies.
Security Devices International
Security Devices International (SDI) is a defense technology company focused on less lethal munitions and equipment. We develop, patent, manufacture and market the 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile ("BIP"), the 40mm Collapsible Head Impact Projectile ("CHIP") and the stabilized finned projectile ("SFP") for .68 / .49 cal rounds.
107 Audubon Road
Building 2, Suite 201
Wakefield, MA 01880
330-4104 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario L7L 4Y8