We Are

Our History

Founded on innovation, Baanto International Ltd. originated in Mississauga, Canada within Nytric Ltd., an R&D and product consulting firm. Eighteen years ago, Av Utukuri of Nytric kick-started a vision of turning innovative ideas into successful products by providing R&D expertise, conceptualizing inventions, and ultimately manufacturing original technology.

Nytric observing its history of successful products determined it was time to develop a product of its own design. An internal competition gave rise to ShadowSense, a unique optical positioning solution which established a brand new category of touch technology. ShadowSense quickly became known for its unrivaled responsiveness, robustness, and ability to detect object size and shape, capturing the attention of many major electronics firms. As a result, Baanto was established in 2009 to continue to push the boundaries of touch interactivity.

Since its conception Baanto has been granted 27 patents and has over 76 filed across 9 different patent families. It has fostered various partner and integrator relationships and attained a global presence. Today Baanto has launched several industry-leading solutions using ShadowSense technology and prides itself not only on innovative product, but also outstanding customer service and support.

Our Team

Av Utukuri
Avanindra Utukuri

Avanindra was one of the founders of Baanto upon its formation in 2009 and is responsible for the technical direction of the Baanto product. As CEO and CTO, Avanindra is involved in design and management …

Dushan Batrovic

Dushan has over 10 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries, having worked in equity research, merchant banking and venture capital.  …

Bhupinder Randhawa
Vice President Of Intellectual Property

Bhupinder is Vice President, Intellectual Property for Baanto. Bhupinder is a patent attorney with over a decade of experience, specializing in patents and intellectual property licensing. …

Essa Qaqish
Essa Qaqish
Director of Product Management & Marketing

Essa has over 20 years of diverse experience in marketing, product management, business development, and sales. He has held various roles within the manufacturing, distribution, technology, …

Anthony Gussin
Anthony Gussin
Director of Sales, North America

Anthony brings a wealth of international experience and business success from his previous roles in Business Development, Sales and International Marketing. He has held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles …

Mark Underwood
Mark Underwood
Director of Sales, EMEA

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the touch screen industry, and he has held various senior management positions within both the manufacturing and reseller markets. He studied for a National Diploma in Business Studies …

Kevin Kao
Kevin Kao
Director of Sales, APAC

Kevin has more than 15 years of global experience in driving sales, business development, and channel management in touch component, semiconductors and consumer electronics industries. …

Our Investors

Board of Directors

Avanindra Utukuri

CEO/CTO for Baanto

Mr. Utukuri was one of the founders of Baanto upon its formation in 2009 and is responsible for the technical direction of the Baanto product. As CEO and CTO, Mr. Utukuri is involved in design and management of projects in all areas of the business.

Ian Cunningham

Executive Management, Investor

Mr. Cunningham joined the Baanto Board of Directors in 2010, and has over 31 years of experience in executive management, marketing, operations, business development and sales. His experience includes Executive roles with Tangerine Bank.

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Tom Astle

CIO for Difference Capital

Mr. Astle has worked in the Capital Market and Technology sectors for over 30 years with a front row seat at some of the major economic and technology cycles of the 20th and 21st centuries. Currently, he manages the DCF CV/PE portfolio focused on late.

Matthew Gibson

President & CEO, Syngrafii Inc.

Matthew is the President & CEO as well as a Co-Founder of Syngrafii Inc.. He has been with the Company since its incorporation in 2004. Matthew is an inventor of record on 9 granted and 27 pending patents. Matthew has worked in corporate development for over twenty years.