Our Team

The nidus3D team takes pride in its diversity,
innovation and advocacy to create impact.

Meet the Team

Ian Arthur

Head of Partnerships & Founder

Ian Arthur is the Head of Partnerships & Co-founder of nidus3D, Canada’s experts in 3D construction printing. Ian is committed to addressing key frictions in the building sector to address the housing and affordability crisis in Canada.

Previously, Ian was the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Kingston & the Islands serving in the 44th Legislature from 2018-2022. Ian studied International Development and Political studies at Trent University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s University.

Hugh Roberts

Head of Sales & Founder

Hugh is a Co-Founder and Head of Sales of nidus3d and the General Manager of IR Contracts. He has worked in construction and development spaces for over a decade and has expertise in operations, R&D, sales, and strategy. A command of material, engineering and building composition has been essential to all his work. Hugh focused on disruptive technology innovations and improvements that mitigate waste and stabilize costs in the industry at large. Cognizant of the economic and social stresses on our communities, Hugh believes these advancements in technology and efficiency, are imperative for the wellbeing of future generations.

In his career Hugh has been involved in construction and industrial training on four continents. He was born and raised in Kingston and is enjoying balancing entrepreneurship and new fatherhood.

Ted Urbancic

VP of Buisness Development and Founder

Ted is an entrepreneur, investor and mentor with a proven track record in highly regulated, data intensive industries. He made his name as a pioneer in the development of passive seismic monitoring, and brings decades of experience in data acquisition, processing, interpretation, as well as R&D in the mining and oil & gas sectors.

Ted holds a Ph.D. in seismology from Queen’s University and has taught at Queen’s and the University of Calgary. He is an active member of industry and academic organizations, making sure that research makes it into practice.

Outside of his work, Ted is an avid hockey player, outdoor enthusiast, and world traveler. Ted shares his time between Ontario and British Columbia.

Nick Dragicevic

Production Manager

Meet Nick, our accomplished Production Manager at nidus3D. He bridges the visionary and the practical, making new technology come to life. He is indefatigable, consistently bringing new energy to work every day.

Nick holds a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary as well as a Professional Certificate in Structural Engineering from Dartmouth College. Post-education, Nick has built a career in construction. Before joining nidus3D, Nick led concrete construction projects and driven innovation at a web development company. With half a decade of experience spanning urban planning, project management, and product development, Nick has been instrumental in our successes.

When he is not answering calls, overseeing the printer, and dealing with contractors, Nick is on camera. Catch him on our socials to see this star power in action!

Outside of work, you can catch Nick on the slopes, at the tennis court, or in his truck blaring 2010’s music – throwbacks on repeat.

Gustavo Mesquita

Robotics Lead

Gustavo is the epitome of innovation, always bringing new ideas to life. As the Robotics Lead at nidus3D, Gustavo works hard to ensure our printer is extruding quickly and smoothly, designing new 3DCP technology pieces to make this happen. He thrives in challenging environments and is always up to the task of problem solving – earning him the title as Mr. Fix-it. His passion for pushing the boundaries of technology makes him an asset in every setting.

Gustavo's academic journey consists of a MA in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Windsor, coupled with a BEng in Electrical and Electronics from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. In his professional life, Gustavo has years of experience in playing pivotal roles in various 3D engineering-related fields.

Outside of work, Gustavo has a passion for motorsport, thoroughly enjoying his time at the racetrack. While he loves speed, he hates heights – but is working to overcome this fear every day that he is on the scissor lift.

Paige Janelle Gaulin

Procurement Specialist

Paige is returning to the trades, after a decade in kitchens. Working her way up from busser to sous-chef in a busy, accomplished kitchen thanks to her work ethic, energy and enthusiasm, and a commitment to excellence and improvement. These traits are deeply transferable to nidus3D and the 3DCP sector, and we are thrilled to have her.

When Paige first saw the COBOD BOD2 printer in action she "got goosebumps" she said, and it was sealed. Paige brings an eye for efficiency and processes that makes nidus3D sites run smoothly.

Paige's dedication to a job well done extends past her work day. Paige has taught ballet, tap and jazz and is accredited as a dance teacher by the British Association of Teachers of Dance. As a competitive gymnast, she took gold at OFFSA. These days she mostly dances in her basement and cooks for friends. She enjoys the outdoors including archery, snowboarding and spending time with her two dogs.

Rafael O. Guel

Sales Engineneer

Rafael marries often disparate but complementary skills. Trained as a civil engineer, he is driven by creative vision with business acumen. Raf is integral to telling the story of nidus3D and 3D Construction printing in Canada. As part of the team, Rafael shares a vision for changing the way we build in Canada, especially creative ways that overcome barriers to sustainability in the lived environment.

Prior to joining nidus3D, Rafael founded the first online marketplace for building materials in Mexico, with on-demand delivery, making him one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the Construction Technologies industry in Latin America.

In his spare time Raf enjoys rock climbing, photography and filmmaking.

Hannah Robinson

Human Resources Coordinator

Hannah delivers steely determination with a smile whether she’s in steel toes and high-viz on site or in the office in Kingston. On an average day, you can catch her slipping in some gen-Z slang, which always livens up team meetings. She is drawn to working in HR to make sure that all employees have the support they need to excel in their jobs and feel valued while at work.

After completing her BA in Sociology and Employment Relations at Queen’s University, Hannah joined nidus3D through the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program because she wanted to remain in Kingston post-graduation. A lifelong student, Hannah completed a certificate from Queen’s Law. She is working towards completing her Certificate of Human Resource Management at York University.

Outside of work, Hannah loves to read, cook, and travel. When she is not whipping up new recipes at home, she is exploring all the restaurants that Kingston has to offer. Beyond that, she always has her next flight booked. Her favourite part of travelling? Trying all of the foods her new destination has to offer.

Kate Betts-Wilmott

Chief of Staff

Driven by interest and impact, Kate brings experience from many sectors – journalism, business consulting, media relations and communications, financial services, regulations and government. Kate brings a journalist’s knack for making connections and telling stories, a consultant’s eye for scaling up, and an activist’s commitment to addressing big problems: specifically housing affordability and climate change. We can’t expect to solve these crises with the same tools that created them.

Kate holds a MA in Military History from Wilfrid Laurier University. Kate is a past member of the executive for Kingston and District Labour Counsel and served on the board of trustees of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Kate also keeps bees, plays hockey and cares for tiny humans.

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