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Michael F. Rigato

Co-Founder & CEO

Michael F. Rigato is an energetic Entrepreneur with a strong work ethic and a depth of experience in company building, strategic management, product design and operations. Michael has built companies in the areas of franchised hotels, land developer, and home building, as well as playing a role in an 8000-unit apartment REIT like consortium and Sr. management for a kiosk company.

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His career has been marked by successful entrepreneurial endeavors that span Canada and the U.S. Since 2008 Michael has been involved with the Management team of a Automated Retail Company and served as the V.P. of New Product Design and V.P. of Operations. He was instrumental in the redesign and launch of the DVD kiosk that landed the coveted Canadian Videotron (Quebec) contract, as well as the lead in the Intelligent Automated Retail segment of the company until his departure in 2013.

Michael’s keen sense of market opportunities and results-oriented mindset, combined with an ability to pull together and lead a strong team distinguishes him from other entrepreneurs. This drive lead Michael to start his own Kiosk Company and explore new areas for Intelligent Automation. Currently, Michael is the Founder and CEO of Alps Innovations Group Inc. and is a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors of the US apartment Consortium.

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Tom Hall

VP, Sales and Corporate Development

Tom Hall currently serves as VP, Sales and Corporate Development at Alps Innovations Group Inc., where he oversees sales, strategy, training, positioning, implementation and growth of the AIR (Automated Intelligent Retail) line of kiosks. Tom has been passionate about technology’s role in driving better results for brands and more relevant advertising for consumers. Tom understands technology and the media business intimately…

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His history of achievement in the early days of online music sharing and his ability to provide successful business solutions – combined with sales leadership pushed him to the forefront of large retail business development.

Prior to joining Alps, Tom served 8 years as Vice President Sales in the Automated Retail Industry space, where he led the overall growth and direction in strategic and retail partnerships, sales verticals and the overall sales experience. We are proud to have a leader like Tom represent Alps Innovations Group with Fortune 500 companies.

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Kannan T Thiruvelangadu

Co-Founder & President

Kannan Thiruvelangadu has 26 years manufacturing and management experience in the EMS industry with companies like Flextronics & Sanmina. His high level manufacturing & management experience includes the development of Greenfield manufacturing plants for Flextronics, doing $32 billion in operations. His international experience stretches to 5 continents and…

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includes countries like the USA, Canada, Mexico, India, China, Brazil, Poland and Uganda. Kannan has always been placed in positions of great responsibility and he always delivered. Most recently Kannan sat on the Board of Directors, the Management team, and served as V.P. of Manufacturing for his previous employer in the Automated Retail Industry. He is currently the Co-Founder and President of Alps Innovations Group.
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Allan Zinkofsky

Director of Sales

When we say “The Best” that is what we mean.  Allan Zinkofsky’s innovative leadership has made him a Top performing, solutions–driven Sr. Level Business-to-Business Sales Director. A true sales management professional that has demonstrated very high success rates in multiple sales verticals, while providing award-winning customer service in these highly competitive markets.

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Allan is professional communicator with the ability to put others at ease, quickly building relationships based on mutual trust and benefit. With his results–oriented mindset and proven track record of forging strategic customer alliances, taking on new challenges and positively impacting the customers bottom line makes Allan a cut above the rest.
We are honored to have Allan Zinkofsky represent our company as Director of Sales at Alps Innovations Group Inc.
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Arunava Dastidar

Co-Founder

Arunava Dastidar has over 12 years experience in Enterprise software, quality assurance, training, and national kiosk support. Arunava has worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst at North Plains Systems, a Top 100 Digital Content Companies by E-Content Magazine. He has worked at Quark Inc. as a Software Escalation Lead, training colleagues in product knowledge for the…

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technical services team. His early education and experience was in the field of Electrical and Instrumentation engineering.

Arunava has more than 10 years’ experience in mission critical equipment and combat jets for the Armed Forces. Most recently Arun was the Manager for Software Quality Assurance, Support and Implementation department for his previous employer in the Automated Retail Industry. He was the lead Q.A. & software support for more than 300 DVD Kiosks throughout US and Canada. Arunava provided technical solutions to Business Development, Sales teams, and the CEO. He is currently the Co-Founder and VP of Alps Innovations Group Inc.