Sham Dhari | CTO

“Thomas Edison is believed to have said to have observed that we are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy, in particular solar energy.  Is the reason we haven’t focused on solar energy because the oil companies don’t own the sun?  If I had my way, every new building whether it’s a home, industrial or commercial, would be self-sufficient for energy: which means solar energy.  I am not just passionate about solar, I believe it is how we save our planet.  Best news about solar energy?  Nobody owns it.  Nobody taxes it.”

Sham Dhari, Chief Technical Officer

  • Our Chief Technical Officer is responsible and accountable for the following in our company:
  • Projects oversight, developing the strategic plan with the CEO by studying technological advances in the industry
  • Plans, budgets and result measurements; allocating resources, reviewing progress and making mid-course corrections
  • Procurement, production, field and technical service practices
  • Enforcing the strong ethical & clearly defined best practices with all stakeholders
  • Encourages and mentor employees; review industry publications & listen to all channels; benchmarking state of the art practices
  • Coordinate efficient and collaborative relationships across the company’s stakeholder footprint

Sham has over 25 years engineering experience. He obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1984. He began his career as a Project Engineer for high-tech company Response Television Technologies in Toronto, developing an Interactive Television System. He progressed into large, complex engineering projects while working as a project engineer for NLK Consulting Engineers, a firm specializing in the pulp and paper industry.   Following NLK, Sham moved on to the role of a Field Applications Engineer for Electro Sonic in Canada, where he was responsible for providing technical engineering design expertise to clients in Western Canada, and leading continuing education technical training across the firm.  In 1999 Sham moved to California, where he joined Santa Clara-based high-tech startup Ishoni Networks as a Senior Applications Engineer. At Ishoni he led the applications engineering department and provided technical engineering design support to clients in the U.S., as well as internationally in Korea, Taiwan and Japan. 

In 2002 Sham returned to Vancouver to create his own electrical engineering consulting services firm, working with clients in the U.S. and India.  During the past several years he has developed significant expertise in the solar PV sector working as a consultant for various companies.  Sham Dhari joined Futricity as our Chief Technical Officer responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of project design and EPC relationships.  He is an enormous asset to our management team not least because of his incredible passion for solar.