David J. Hennigar


Founder of Acadian Securities Inc.

Experienced in all areas of the investment business, especially mergers and acquisitions including:

  • the takeover of Fraser Papers Inc. by Noranda
  • the acquisition of the Halifax Shipyards
  • the restructuring of National Sea Product
  • the reverse takeover of Crown Life by Extendicare Inc.

Sits on the Board of Directors of other public companies including High Liner Foods Inc., Metalo Manufacturing Inc. and MedX Health Corp.


Dr. Robert W. Francis M.D.,C.M.

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Franmed Health, ASTI Director

Over 25 years of experience in private practice and corporate medicine.

Founded and served on several executive positions at Medcan Health

Served as Chairman/Director of several businesses and medical institution, including Richtree Inc. and Canadian Business Health Research Institute.

On staff at St. Michael’s and Mount Sinai Hospitals.


N. Gary Van Nest

Director, CEO & Vice Chairman

Over 50 years of management experience in brokerage, merchant banking, investment management and venture capital industries.

Served as a Director/Officer of several notable public and private companies, including Elliott and Page Ltd., Canadian Venture Capital Corporation, Cameco Corporation, Noble China Ltd., MedX Health Corp., and Pathfinder Beverages Ltd.

Chairman of Woodland Biofuels Inc. and Director of several other public and private companies.


Dr. Stan Swierzewski III MD

Chief of Urology, ASTI Director

An award-winning physician who had been serving on the board of directors of various companies and clinical institutions, including HealthCommunities.com Inc., Holyoke Hospital, Bay State Medical Centre, Noble Hospital, Wing Memorial Hospital and Hampden Urological Associates.

Completed his urological residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where he received numerous awards for his research publications.

Has performed in excess of 2,000 office-based procedures with the ASTI BPH laser and fibers.