A Conversation with Taimoor Nawab, SVP & Head of Syntronic R&D Canada
SYNTRONIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA (“Syntronic”), is a global design house providing engineering solutions to technology companies around the globe. Whether it’s providing top design solutions to support worldwide telecom OEMs or developing innovative automotive solutions for Tier 1s, Syntronic’s 40-year history of providing a one-stop-shop to their global customers has resulted in a well-earned reputation as subject matter experts. We spoke with Taimoor Nawab, SVP & Head of Syntronic R&D Canada, on what has made them successful in Canada and around the globe.
Four decades is noteworthy in any sector, but in the tech world it’s downright astounding. To what do you credit Syntronic’s longevity?
Our #1 focus is delivering on commitments. Always. Our customers trust us because making their projects successful is our top priority. We’ve built these relationships by delivering on time, on budget, and with quality. Our customers are global market leaders in telecom, automotive, industrial, med-tech and connected solutions. Additionally, being able to provide seamless end-to-end product life cycle support is key, from Design to NPI to Aftermarket services. Offering a turn-key level of service means that, for us, challenges are opportunities which we solve into solutions. Having offices in eight countries means we are able to cater to almost any customer need.
With that in mind, how do you maintain the collaborative corporate culture that you’re so well known for?
We blend our Swedish roots with Canadian culture and have been able to create a copacetic workplace. We value problem solving by all our employees regardless of titles and position. Our offices are open concept, and we encourage discussions and sharing of information. But, it’s more than that. Our team members are passionate about innovation and the forward momentum that good engineering creates. We’re excited about what we do!
You must have a steady stream of graduates looking to begin their careers with you. How does your Kanata North office deal with the current challenges around public transportation and commuting?
We’re keeping a close eye on the situation. I’ve attended meetings with other tech leaders in the area where we discuss the challenges and bring them up to the different associations like Invest Ottawa and KNBA. They’re very active and working hard towards solving the challenges. It feels like a resolution might be close. We’ll get there. In the meantime, we’re attracting enthusiastic, driven applicants who know what we’re about and want to be a part of it.
What can a new customer expect in terms of initial support? How are your services structured?
We are extremely flexible and work with our clients to assess where we would provide the best fit. We have flexible business engagement models and are eager to discuss how we can create a solution that works for our customers. It’s about meeting our clients needs in a way that works for them. With our global services portfolio, for example, we have the ability to provide not only outsourced assignments at our location, but also specialized consultants at the client site to turnkey product development. It always comes back to our customers and building the kind of partnerships they trust.