Mychailo Wynnyckyj Ph.D.


About LAVA

Our Leadership & Advisors

LAVA takes pride in developing leaders at all levels of our organization.
LAVA Computer president
LAVA Computer president

Roman Wynnyckyj

President and CEO

Roman Wynnyckyj is President and CEO of LAVA Computer Manufacturing Inc. and, he is also the founder of the company. LAVA grew out of a daring venture by Roman to build the “Orange” computer to compete with Apple. Apple's legal challenge brought an end to a hard fought battle. Undaunted, Roman uncovered other opportunities and made several technological breakthroughs while developing new products for LAVA. Roman is an entrepreneur with over 39 years of business experience. But he is truly in his element when he is designing and engineering technological innovations.

Since its inception in 1984, LAVA has been guided by the principles that Roman used to build this company.

“Apply LAVA's engineering expertise to create, innovate and evolve technology into high quality products that are valued by customers.”

And that is what all LAVA employees strive to do, each and every day.

Roman is an active volunteer and youth mentor through PLAST, an association modelled after the Boy Scouts. He is also a philanthropist supporting numerous Ukrainian-Canadian cultural associations.

LAVA employee Paul Vail

Paul Vail

Lead Engineer - Software Development

Paul is responsible for leading LAVA's engineering team in the development and support of LAVA products. His engineering experience includes working with firmware and software in fields ranging from telecommunications to medical to aerospace. Paul has been with LAVA since 2010 and is a graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology at Ryerson University, Toronto.

LAVA employee Brenda McCutcheon

Brenda McCutcheon

Accounting & Administration

Brenda oversees all of LAVA's financial accounts. Before coming to LAVA, she worked as a controller for an insurance company. A Sheridan College graduate, Brenda has also previously worked for an accounting firm and in the service and manufacturing industries.

Board of Advisors

Mychailo Wynnyckyj Ph.D.

Former Advisor

With his extensive experience and expertise, Mychailo Wynnyckyj Ph.D. has played a pivotal role in the success of LAVA, both as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for seven years and as a dedicated advisor. He was an influential force behind LAVA until his appointment as the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine for higher education...

Irene Sirko


Irene served as LAVA's Controller from 2008-2021 and was responsible for all aspects of financial management at LAVA. Her prior finance experience included a variety of positions with major multi-nationals. Irene has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier, Waterloo, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting...

Eugene Roman


Eugene Roman is currently the Principal at Ltd, a consultancy formed in 2019 that is focused on applying design intelligence to business opportunities. He serves as Executive in Residence for AI and Applied Analytics at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, where he conducts research on emerging areas of...

Ivan Muts


Ivan Muts is a co-founder and CEO of Euristiq, a Ukrainian custom software development company based in Lviv. He is an experienced IT professional with a 15+ years track record in delivering market-leading solutions to customers worldwide. Before founding his own company Euristiq, he worked as...

Oleksiy Datsiv


Oleksiy Datsiv brings over 19 years of sales and business development experience to the table, specializing in creating business development strategies, expanding into new markets, overseeing all sales and marketing processes, and attracting new customers...