Moment Energy Co-founding Team – (left to right: Gabe, Edward, Sumreen, Gurmesh)

The founders of Moment Energy created Simon Fraser University’s Electric Vehicle team, Team Phantom. They have mentored hundreds of students in engineering, business and clean technology fields. Our team is working with tremendous mentors from NEXT Canada, Foresight Clean Tech Accelerator and SFU’s Venture Connection.

Gabriel SoaresChief Technology Officer

Gabriel leads R&D and technology development at Moment. He is responsible for the design, building, and testing of Moment’s products and battery management system. Prior to Moment, Gabriel gained extensive experience working at top engineering companies such as Intel and Tesla. He also led the development of an electric race vehicle from scratch to represent SFU in the Formula SAE International Electric Competition. In 2021, he was awarded Surrey BC’s Top 25 Under 25 award for his work mentoring and teaching engineering students about EV design.

Gabriel graduated from SFU with a degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, and playing chess. He built his own electric longboard out of second life laptop batteries and enjoys cruising around Vancouver on it.

Eddy ChiangChief Executive Officer

Edward leads sales and finance at Moment. With his experience living with unreliable power when he lived in rural Canada, Edward is responsible for customer acquisition and the company’s strategy to capture share in the off-grid market. In addition, Edward works with investors, government agencies, and grant providers to ensure that Moment has the essential capital to reach future milestones. Prior to Moment, Edward worked in a variety of technical roles, including hardware manufacturing, provincial logistics optimization, and nuclear research for the government of Canada. In 2020, he was selected for NEXT 36, Canada’s premier founder development program, where he led Moment to be awarded Top Social/Sustainable Venture in 2020. 

Edward graduated from SFU with a degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys mentoring young Royal Canadian Air Cadets and flying with his Glider Pilot and Private Pilot’s License.

Sumreen Rattan Chief Operating Officer

Sumreen leads supply chain and marketing at Moment. She is responsible for the company’s supply relationships with the world’s largest auto manufacturers, and leads marketing efforts to establish Moment as their trusted partner for repurposing end of life EV batteries. Prior to Moment, Sumreen gained extensive experience in robotics and quality assurance at companies such as Apple, Archiact, and PNI Digital Media. In 2019, Sumreen was awarded the Women in Technology Scholarship by IKB Society. She was also selected for Canada’s NEXT 36 program as one of the leading female founders in the nation. 

Sumreen graduated from SFU with a degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. In her free time she enjoys hiking and dancing, having previously co-founded a dance team and hosted classes for her community. 

Gurmesh SidhuChief Product Officer

Gurmesh leads product management at Moment. He is responsible for delivering a differentiated product to market based on customer needs, as well as developing Moment’s pricing strategy and business model. Prior to Moment, Gurmesh was the founding president of Team Phantom at SFU, where he led a team of over 40 engineering students to build an electric race vehicle from scratch. In 2021, he was selected as one of Canada’s Top 50 Business Change Makers by the Globe and Mail.

Gurmesh graduated from SFU with a degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. In his free time he enjoys trail running and is excited to participate in the Fat Dog 120 Trail Race this summer, where he will be running 50 miles in the beautiful mountains of Manning Park.