SRD Innovations Inc. is focused on providing wireless solutions to the Oil and Gas, and Mining industries.

SRD Innovations is proud to introduce its first product that solves a problem which has plagued the seismic survey industry since its inception -- eliminating the need for cumbersome cables while still providing real-time data to the user.

The product is based on SRD's patented hyMesh™ wireless network, and enables the real-time wireless transmission of seismic data collected using existing seismic survey equipment.

Complete data sets can quickly be collected without having to leave the comfort of the field office.


About Us

Team Members

SRD Innovations Inc. is founded by experts in the broadband wireless data communications industry with a long track record of revolutionary innovations and products.

Dr. Sayed-Amr (“Sisso”) El-Hamamsy

President & CEO

Dr. El-Hamamsy received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986. He worked at the GE Corporate Research and Development Center for 15 years in the areas of Lighting, Medical Imaging and Enterprise Software. He then joined Wi-LAN as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and CEO. After he left Wi-LAN he and his partner started Innovative Products for Life, a company dedicated to marketing, selling and developing innovative consumer products. Dr. El-Hamamsy has numerous publications, has received 43 US patents and has led the development of many products from concept to production, in Lighting, MRI, and Wireless Broadband Technology. At GE, he achieved the level of Master Black Belt in Six-Sigma (the highest level achievable). Under his guidance Wi-LAN became a founding member of the WiMAX Forum and was the leader in developing the standard for future broadband wireless access.

Dr. Michel T Fattouche

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Michel Fattouche is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta CANADA, and former Chief Technical Officer of Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc.

His research work has led to 16 patents issued. Based on his patents in WOFDM (Wide-band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) he cofounded Wi-LAN Inc. in 1993. Most recently, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced its "Wireless MAN" Standard 802.16a would incorporate Wi-LAN's patented W-OFDM technology. As well, based on his patents on Super-Resolution, Dr. Fattouche co-founded Cell-Loc Inc. in 1995 (which became Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc. in 2003), the developer of a family of network-based wireless location products that enable location-sensitive services. Several networks have been deployed so far in Canada and one in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Dr. Fattouche has been named “Calgarian of the Year” by Business in Calgary magazine in 2000, “Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2000 for Communications and Technology as part of the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program, and “Professor of the Year” by the Student Union for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary in 1999. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geophysicist of Alberta.

Dick H. Tchairdjian

Chief Financial Officer

Dick Tchairdjian has been in the life insurance industry since 1984 as an independent broker. He is highly regarded across Canada as an expert in tax favored methods of structuring and presenting life insurance solutions in complex succession, and tax & estate plans. In 1986, he founded DHT Financial Services Ltd. (“DHT”) to conduct business as an independent advisor/broker for a wide array of life insurance and related investment products, and estate planning services. Dick’s educational background includes a Bachelors Degree (B.Eng’81) in Civil Engineering from McGill University, and a professional designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter ("CLU"). He has successfully completed numerous industry courses including the Canadian Securities Course.

Ron Murias

R&D Leader

Ron Murias has been in the radio communications industry since 1996, with experience in military and civilian communications systems. His areas of expertise include radio firmware design, digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm design, standards and regulatory, and legal (patents). Ron has held technical leadership roles at Contech Electronics, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, and Wi-LAN Inc. and has actively participated in standards development with IEEE and 3GPP. Ron was the Chief Technical Editor for the recently published “IEEE 802.16e Air Interface for Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems” (WiMAX) standard and is currently Chief Technical Editor for “IEEE 802.16m Advanced Air Interface for Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems” and the Chair for IEEE 802.16p Standard on Machine-to-Machine Communications. He also consults with several U.S. and Canadian companies on intellectual property (IP) for communications systems. Ron has a Bachelors Degree (B.Eng) in Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria. He is a member of IEEE and holds a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

Other Founding Members & Shareholders

Rashed Haydar

Technical Advisor

Rashed Haydar is the former General Manager of Innovative Products for Life Inc. In this role, Mr. Haydar led IPL’s experimental development programs. He has also previously served as the Director of Development of Proprietary Technologies at Wi-LAN Inc. directly running and guiding the development of a number of successful projects in both the MCDSSS and WOFDM technologies. He was the Project Manager and System Architect for Wi-LAN's famous Ultima3 family of products after leading the development team responsible for the AWE product family. He also guided and led the project management team during the development of the latest Wi-LAN's W-OFDM based product family known as the Libra-MX (a WiMAX platform). Mr. Haydar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications from the Beirut Arab University (a branch of the Alexandria University).

Gerard Dobek

Technical Advisor

With a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in Geology, a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Mineral Exploration, and another Bachelors in Science (B.Sc) in Geophysics, Gerard Dobek has held senior positions in Geophysical and Exploration for over ten companies since 1987.