Roger Smibert - Founder, President and CEO
Roger W. Smibert, BASc, P.Eng., a Canadian Aerospace Engineer and founder of HISS, has over 35
years of experience in the international aerospace industry with such major corporations as
Litton, Telesat, Com Dev and Wescam. His career is highlighted by his management roles
supporting the integration and service of navigation and engine monitoring systems on commercial
marine vessels (Supertankers), the integration test and training for the Digital Upgrade of
Canada's CF-104s, the integration, test and deployment of the earliest commercial satellites on
the STS (Space Shuttle) with NASA, the development, installation and commissioning of a combined
airport/airbase perimeter security system in Saudi Arabia, the integration of many surveillance
mission systems on both commercial and government aircraft in over 20 countries around the
world, including Prime Contract Management of the US Coast Guard CASPER system, and the Prime
Contract Program Management of the DND RMASS system, both RO/RO surveillance missions systems
Phone: +1 (416) 522-9245
Mark Pickering - Executive VP
Mark Pickering (Higher Certificate (UK) Electrical Engineering Technologist Hns.) has over 25 years experience in the international Aerospace industry.
He has been a major contributor to the growth of HISS in the 6 years he has been with the company. Prior to Joining HISS, Mark spent 2 years managing
the 80+ person engineering department at Atlantis Systems International in Brampton, ON., a leading supplier of software based training solutions for the
aerospace sector. Before Atlantis, Mark managed the Engineering Dept. at King Products in Mississauga. Mark also spent 18 years at Litton Systems Canada,
where he enjoyed progressively senior positions in Operations, Project Management and Engineering. Highlights include supervising the final test area for
Cruise Missile and other navigation and guidance systems, transferring leading edge flat panel display technologies from engineering into manufacturing.
Mark was also Project Engineer on the flat panel cockpit display program for the C-130J Hercules. Also lead Systems Engineer for an Integrated Surveillance
System installed on a CASA CN-235 aircraft used for maritime patrol missions by the Irish Air Corps.
Olivia Smibert - Co-Founder, Director, Marketing
Olivia Smibert, Co-Founder, Director, Marketing and Administration, has over 40 years experience in the Canadian Aerospace Industry, most of which as Executive Assistant to Corporate Executives, including the Directors of Engineering and Display Systems, both at Litton, and to the COO and CEO of Atlantis Aerospace, before joining HISS in 2003, initially as Director, Administration, and now as Director, Marketing and Administration.
Sorin I. Spataru - Operations Manager
Sorin I. Spataru, M.Sc., has over 20 years experience in electrical and system engineering. His
background includes working as an electrical engineer for the leading Surveillance and Security
companies in Europe (Effeff Fritz Fuss GmbH Germany-Romanian subsidiary) and as Systems Engineer
and Operations manager for King Products Inc, world leader in complete solutions for multimedia
interactive touch screen technology.
Sorin has been part of the HISS team since 2008 in the role of System Engineer and Project Manager, participating in many international projects and deployments. In his current position as General Manager for HISS Emirates LLC, Sorin manages the MENA Region HISS’ Operations, and supports HISS globally on system engineering, project management and business development.