Waterloo Technical - an extension of your team.

We are an extension of your team

We strive for enduring partnerships that will disrupt established industries and empower future generations.

Waterloo Technical is a product design, prototyping and manufacturing company. We are a turnkey solution for start-ups and SMEs that want to outsource R&D and leverage our experience to take on complex technological challenges and find creative product solutions. Our flexibility and small size mean we collaborate closely with clients, establishing personal relationships that last years.

Our People

Founded in 2012, we have built a diverse team of problem-solvers with expertise in industrial design; mechanical and electrical systems; firmware programming; and manufacturing. We work across these disciplines to transform great ideas into disruptive products that contribute to business growth for our clients.

Grant Unsworth

Project Lead, Founder

Grant founded WTI in 2012 with a passion for solving hard problems and a diverse background in mechanical and electrical systems.

In the decade since, his day-to-day efforts have shifted to enabling others on the team with the resources they need. Grant’s focus is project strategy, roadmap, and identifying new opportunities for team growth.

He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Umer Javed

Industrial Designer

Umer has worked as a designer in markets ranging from aviation to outdoor fashion. As WTI's industrial design lead, he kickstarts project ideation with an eye for the end-user and an uncanny ability to think outside of the box.

He is a generalist and credits his skills to having been surrounded by geniuses in a wide range of industries.

When he is not pretending to be Dieter Rams at work, he spends his free time climbing and practicing photography.

Andrés Blanco

Industrial Designer

Andrés has worked on projects in remote communities in the Colombian Caribbean coast to start-ups in Silicon Valley.

with an obsession for finding the perfect balance between design and technology.

When not at work, his obsessive attention to detail shifts to making the perfect cup of coffee.

Wilfred Mok

Mechanical Designer

When Wilfred gets his hands on a project, it means it’s getting serious: translating concepts into manufacturable designs, and working closely with vendors to get products prototyped and into production.

He has an intuitive understanding of how things work and a passion for designing, building and fixing things.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Collins Angelo

Mechanical Designer

Collins has more than 12 years of experience designing products for the automotive, earth moving, and consumer product industry.

He specializes in the conceptualization and development of novel mechanical designs, and applies the rigor of engineering principles to provide technically feasible solutions.

Collins holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Windsor.

Phil Hilger

Software Developer

Phil brings over 20 years of experience developing software for any microprocessor he can get his hands on. He loves well written, concise, and secure code as much as prototyping the next big thing.

Phil spent the first 2 years with WTI working remotely while riding a motorcycle 40,000 km from Vancouver down to Argentina.

We’re not sure if he finally ran out of gas or got fed up with remote desktop, but eventually moved to Waterloo to be close to the team.

Moh Abdelilah

Electrical Designer

Moh has spent 10 years translating project requirements into polished, well documented, production-ready PCBs.

He heads electrical design at WTI through schematic design and PCB layout to produce everything from low-cost consumer products to satellite connected industrial fleets.

Moh has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from AAST Cairo.

What Makes Us Different

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Collaboration

We believe close collaboration is crucial to project success. We partner with start-ups and SMEs to deeply understand their requirements and align ourselves with their goals.

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Culture

The majority of projects we take on involve disrupting an established industry. We foster a workplace culture of unconventional ideas. We put a lot of effort into cultivating our reputation as an innovative product development company.

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Curiosity

Curiosity is key to creativity, so we lean into uncertainty with interest. Our drive to understand means we are continuously expanding our skillset and find new ways to improve.

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Eyes on the Road

We are not a firm with our head in the clouds. We are pragmatic decision-makers with a constant eye on building scalable ideas. We understand costs, and we understand margins.

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Client Retention

Many of our clients have been working with us for years. We cultivate strong and open relationships.

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Enthusiasm

We are a young group that gets excited about the projects we work on. It shows!

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Over the past two years of working with WTI, we have experienced an exceptionally high level of professionalism and expertise. They understood our initial requirements and offered valuable recommendations, insights and suggestions for feature enhancements.

Norm M. Zastre, COO, HCL