The nidus3D team takes pride in its diversity,
innovation and advocacy to create impact.
Meet the Team
President & Founder
Ian Arthur is the President and Founder of nidus3D, prior to nidus3D, Ian was the Member of Provincial Parliament from 2018 to 2022. On the Standing Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs, Ian regularly heard deputations from communities struggling with housing. Prior to his life in politics, Ian was the executive chef at Chez Piggy, Kingston’s iconic restaurant. Ian studied International Development and Political studies at Trent University, including time in Ghana at the Canadian High Commission, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s University.
Ian is on the board for Switch Kingston, a not-for-profit association that promotes green and climate related technologies and a past member of the board a past member of the KFL&A Food Policy Council. Ian enjoys reading, camping, and plays hockey in his free time.
Chief Operating Officer & Founder
Hugh is a Co-Founder and COO 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.
VP & 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.
Transportation Coordinator/Batch Plant, Printer Operator
Brodie loves learning new things and making an impact. Brodie is a critical source of technical and institutional knowledge for nidus3D: he was trained in Copenhagen by COBOD on the operations on the COBOD BOD2 printer and plays an integral role training the print team, and making sure they each find their niche. Brodie is trained as a carpenter and a project manager. This training brings an eye for the big picture to the project. Brodie’s ability to make sure the project and his team have the things they need to succeed, makes him a valued leader.
Brodie wants to see 3DCP explode in Canada, driving a new wave of sustainable construction that people can afford.
Brodie loves cooking and golfing but is also a family man and a soccer dad, which means that he doesn’t get to enjoy his hobbies as much as he’d like, for the moment.
Travis Ryan Landry
If you ask Travis to describe his job, he’ll say “I drive 18 gears”. While this is at least a dozen gears more than most people, it undersells the critical role he fills here at nidus3D. Travis brings decades of experience from multiple sectors with heavy equipment and logistics. This makes him a critical member of the team. He keeps nidus3D and its COBOD Bod 2 printers running smoothly and moving on schedule.
Travis shows up to work every day for his family, who are saving to buy a home in the Kingston area. Travis is from Niagara and has spent time in Toronto and northern Ontario where he worked in the construction and film sectors before settling in Kingston.
You would think that nidus3D and a large, young family would keep him busy, but in a pinch, you can always count on Travis for a helping hand.
Floor Production Engineer, Tool Engineer
Andrai can be counted on to keep plugging away until the job is done, and done right. Andrai is a consummate craft worker with decades of field experience. He is the most senior member of the construction team. He is energized to be part of the team that is taking table top, 3D printing technology and applying its promise in new places. “I want people to think of nidus3D when they think of 3D construction printed. I really love being part of a team building something new.”
Andrai is a renaissance man. Off site, he works with local recording artist STAX as part of his security team. He plays chess, and finds himself in a meditative zone when he plays. He is always on the lookout for a game.
Director of Communications & Government Relations
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 currently serves as on the board of trustees of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Kate also keeps bees, plays hockey and cares for tiny humans.
Executive Support and Administration
Terri Coleman joined nidus3D in February 2022 to provide executive support to the nascent company, putting her extensive experience in administration and operations to good use. She assists in the implementation of policies, procedures, and onboarding; she maintains accounts payables, receivables, and billing, but can also be counted on to tackle the everyday challenges of a growing company. In short, she keeps things running smoothly.
Terri is a consummate entrepreneur herself, she owned and operated Natural Stone, a national distributor of natural stone for construction. She has since moved into administration for start-ups, including a microseismic company, for oil, gas & mining with offices in Kingston, Calgary, Houston, Denver & Bogota, Colombia, employing over 100, internationally, prior to nidus3D.
Outside of work, Terri enjoys painting, genealogy, cooking and time with her family.
Rafael O. Guel
Director of Sales & Marketing
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.