Michael J. Gribbons, President, CEO & Co-Founder
Mechanical Engineer – University of Waterloo (1984)
President of Synergy Controls Corporation (Incorporated in 1992)
President of High Grade Controls Corporation (Incorporated in 2012)
Mr. Gribbons was born and raised in the Sudbury region. Michael has 36 years of experience in mining and industrial process control. Synergy Controls, under Michael's leadership, has won dozens of sales awards along with two Innovation Awards since its inception in 1992.
Maestro has received two Innovation Awards and an IoT Commercialization Award. Michael has been an active volunteer with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce in advancing roles as board director, treasurer and sitting on the executive board. Michael also served two terms as a board director and treasurer of CAMESE, now called MSTA a national (Mining Supply and Services Trade Association). Currently, Michael is Board Director and Vice President of MineConnect as well as a Board Director of MIRARCO Mining Innovation.
David Ballantyne, COO, CTO & Co-Founder
Electrical Engineer – Queens University (1991)
President of Emfinity Inc. (Incorporated in 1996)
Treasurer and Secretary of High Grade Controls Corporation (Incorporated in 2012)
Mr. Ballantyne has 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing technology products specifically for the mining industry. During this interval, he has successfully led the development and deployment of several communication, sensing and control products within the global mining community for a variety of customers before jointly founding Maestro Digital Mine. David has significantly contributed to Maestro's two Innovation Awards and an IoT Commercialization Award.
Our core purpose is to enhance lives by the pursuit of productivity and safety excellence.
Working in partnership with the mining companies to develop solutions to real-time challenges, our digital solutions are recognized in over 34 countries and deployed globally in 145+ mines.