Management Team

Matthijs Glastra

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Officer Since: October 2012

Mr. Glastra was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2016. He joined Novanta Inc. in 2012 as Group President, and was appointed the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in February 2015. Prior to Novanta, he led and grew global technology businesses in advanced manufacturing and medical end-markets during an 18-year career with Philips, both in Europe as well as Silicon Valley. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips’ Entertainment Lighting and as Chief Operating Officer of Philips Lumileds. Prior to that, he held multiple general manager and leadership positions at various Philips divisions, including the Healthcare division. Mr. Glastra also served as Director of Corporate Strategy in the Philips’ corporate headquarters. He started his career as Product Manager of Computed Tomography in the Philips’ Healthcare division in 1994.

Mr. Glastra holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, an Advanced Engineering Degree from ESPCI in Paris, France, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Robert Buckley

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Officer Since: March 2011

Mr. Buckley was appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on March 31, 2011. Prior to joining the Company in February 2011, Mr. Buckley had a ten year career PerkinElmer, Inc., a provider of technology and services to the diagnostics, research, environmental, safety and security, industrial and laboratory services markets, where he served in several financial positions of increasing responsibility. From September 2008 to February 2011, Mr. Buckley served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PerkinElmer’s Environmental Health business. From September 2005 to September 2008, Mr. Buckley was Chief Financial Officer of PerkinElmer’s Asian operations. From April 2001 to August 2005, Mr. Buckley served in a variety of financial management roles at PerkinElmer. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Mr. Buckley held management positions with Honeywell International, Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal, Inc.) and Georgeson & Company, Inc. Mr. Buckley holds a B.A. in Finance from Manhattanville College and an M.B.A. from University of California Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.).

Peter Chang

Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Officer Since: August 2011

Mr. Chang has served as the Company’s Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2011. Prior to joining Novanta, he worked at EMD Millipore (formerly known as Millipore Corporation) as the Assistant Corporate Controller (2007-2011) and earlier as the Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to that, he was in the Audit and Assurance Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, Massachusetts (1995–2005), most recently as a Senior Manager. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, he managed and coordinated audit and advisory services to several multinational corporations in a variety of industries. Mr. Chang is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Brian Young

Chief Human Resources Officer
Executive Officer Since: December 2016

Mr. Young joined Novanta in April 2015 as Vice President of Human Resources and was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer by the Board of Directors in December 2016. Mr. Young brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience in both public and private companies serving Original Equipment Manufacturers of Class I, II & III Medical Devices, Industrial Control Technology and Advanced Materials. His previous roles include Global Human Resource Leader for Hollingsworth & Vose Company and Vice President & Human Resource Officer for CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR). In addition, Mr. Young served in leadership roles with Lake Region Medical (formerly Accellent, Inc.). Mr. Young’s early career experience was in General Human Resource Management with a specialization in Training and Development. Mr. Young holds a B.Sc., Administration of Justice from the School of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University.