University Distinguished Professor Dr. Roman Maev has partnered with local agencies and corporations to launch a new company. On Tuesday, January 24, 2019, Windsor Mayor and ENWIN Energy Board Chair Drew Dilkens welcomed a new company to the city. From the press release:
"ENWIN Energy Ltd. (ENWIN Energy) in partnership with Tessonics, a Windsor-based innovative technology solutions company, announced the launch of ONtech Rapid Coatings Inc. (ONtech), a new company that offers solutions for the treatment and repair of surface materials, using advanced customized metallic coatings.
ONtech is the direct result of a research partnership between The ENWIN Group and The University of Windsor’s Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR) (which is led by Dr. Maev), supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant awarded to IDIR in 2012.
Under the NSERC grant, and through cash and in-kind contributions, ENWIN partnered with IDIR, leveraging ENWIN’s utility and operational experience and expertise to discover potential applications for the technology.
Seeing the business opportunities for this technology, ENWIN’s unregulated subsidiary, ENWIN Energy pursued a partnership with Tessonics, a global leader in ultrasonic technical solutions, to create ONtech Rapid Coatings Inc.