Richard McCammon, MASc., ICD.D
President & CEO
Richard is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader. Richard founded Delego Software Inc, a world leader in electronic transactions specializing in integrated payment solutions for SAP. Richard guided the company to revenues of over $5 million with 35 employees before Delego was acquired by EVO Payments in late 2019. Richard now brings this experience to C6 Launch where he manages company operations as President. He is a Member of the Space Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and is an executive board member for the Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Richard is an active industry advocate and speaker and contributor to “Coffee Break with Game Changers,” a cybersecurity podcast. He is also a regular speaker at SAP Sapphire, Act Canada, and America’s SAP Users Group (ASUG) Chapters. Richard completed the Rotman School of Management’s Directors Education Program. He holds a Masters of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, which led to an extensive engineering career before being bitten by the entrepreneur bug.
Daniel McCammon, BEng.
Co-founder & Vice-President Engineering - Daniel is a systems engineering & project management expert with a deep understanding of high-speed aerodynamics, numerical analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). As VP Engineering at C6 Launch, he is providing oversight and management of the rocket design team. Daniel’s background in aerospace includes experience working with Pratt and Whitney and DeHaviland Aircraft. Daniel holds a Masters of Applied Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Sadben Khan, BEng.
Director of Structures & Mechanical Systems
Sadben is an expert on additive manufacturing methods for use in the Aerospace Industry. His focuses include composite materials and Variable Stiffness Design. Sadben has designed and developed equipment and composite parts for a number of Aerospace companies, including Teijin Carbon America and CTS Composites Inc. He is the winner of the "Space Port America’s Cup" and was the Captain of the Ryerson University Rocketry Team. Sadben holds a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto Canada. His recent research projects include 3D printing, fiber-placement, and industrial robotics.
Tayo Shonibare, BEng.
Director of Avionics
Tayo is an award-winning Electronics Systems Engineer with a passion for innovation. He is responsible for the proprietary electronics systems used in the C6 Launch vehicle. He was awarded the SpaceX Hyperloop Innovations Award in 2016 & was the Electronics Lead for the award-winning Ryerson University CANSAT Team. He also designed the innovative control hardware for Ryerson’s first nanosatellite. Tayo is completing his Masters of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at the University of Calgary.
John Dickinson, PhD., PEng.
Technical Advisory Board
Mr. Dickinson’s background includes a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Computer Science and 13 years’ experience at the National Research Council of Canada in both the Manufacturing and Construction sectors. His focus has always been on effective information use in the design and the production cycle. John is the Founder and President of Advanced BIM Solutions Inc., a consulting partnership based in Ontario which specializes in Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications and other related built environment technologies and processes. He is also an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University.
Cathy Welling, ICD.D
Board of Directors Chair
Ms. Welling is an experienced Corporate Director with an accomplished career as a Senior Financial Services Executive. She managed several complex International and Canadian Businesses for Scotiabank, including: Insurance; Pensions; Asset Management; Private Banking; Retail Brokerage and Trust Services. As a business builder, she completed several meaningful acquisitions to complement strong organic growth. Cathy spent her career in a highly regulated industry and has been a Senior Executive on several core Oversight & Governance Committees. She also sat as Director or Chair on several Boards for private and publicly traded entities. Cathy retired from Scotiabank in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Insurance, Pensions and Wealth for the International Bank.
Roger Smibert, BASc, P. Eng.
Technical Advisory Board
- Technical Advisory Board - Roger is an aerospace engineer and top Canadian defence executive with over 40 years of experience. Smibert founded Highland Integrated Surveillance Systems Inc. (HISS) in October 2001, after a multi-year stint at L3 - Wescam, where he lent his expertise to paramilitary organizations around the world. His company helps law enforcement agencies, special operations commands and defence players integrate surveillance systems into their operations. Richard has founded or managed 5 defense companies and worked with public and private sector clients in more than 27 countries. Roger is also no stranger to the space industry. During his time with Telesat Canada, Roger managed the integration of communication satellites on NASA‘s Space Shuttle launch, worked with McDonnell Douglas on their PAM-D payload deployment system, assisted Morton Thiokol with their solid rocket boosters and collaborated with RCA Astronuatics and Hughes and NASA on the integration, launch and deployment of satellites. In 2014, Roger was named Canada’s Top Defence Executive by Defense Review Magazine.