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Who We Are

Smart Label Solutions Inc., a proud Canadian company, is a world leading e-paper application provider and a key business of Printers Plus Inc., which has been in the label business for over 32 years. As an innovator in leveraging technology for digital transformation, Smart Label Solutions™ helps businesses large and small improve operations, management, and the consumer experience through e-paper technology. Our clients come from different industries, and as a solution driven and service minded company, we work interactively with them on every project to ensure every challenge is considered.

Smart Label Solutions™ is an electronic shelf label (ESL) solutions provider.

We take a wholistic approach to our work; our electronic shelf label solution is individualized to every retail store we work with and what would work best.

Our Team

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Daoping Bao — CEO & President​

Daoping Bao — CEO & President

Ivan Pak — Chief Development Officer

Rita Gao — Chief Financial Officer

Neil Kirk — Director of Production

Daoping Bao is the former chairman and CEO of a Nasdaq listed company, a social activist, one of the pioneers of online payment, and the curator of the world’s first and only simulated dinosaur exhibition. He came to Canada in 1985 and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Passionate about public service, he participated in the reconstruction of the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival in 1991, and planned and organized large-scale social events such as the “Pacific Athletics World Cup” in 2005.

Daoping Bao has more than 30 years of creative entrepreneurial experience, and has been involved in various multinational projects and business activities in North America and Asia. As the co-founder and chairman of the elite club, Daoping Bao hopes to pass on his experience to young people and lead them to contribute their talents and strengths to the development of Canada.

Board of Advisors

Wei Shao

Dr. Xiaoyang Huang, Ph.D

Nitin Kaushal

Stephen A. Smith

Timothy Reis

Wei Shao — Legal Advisor

Wei Shao is the national practice group co-leader for the Canada China Country Collaboration group and specializes in international business transactions focusing on China. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project financing, cross-border counseling, and general corporate and commercial transactions.

Dr. Xiaoyang Huang

Dr. Huang is the co-inventor of cholesteric liquid-crystal display (ChLCD) technology (ePaper). Dr. Huang has over thirty years of experience in liquid crystal display technology, with 30+ publications and 50+ patents. He is a former chairman of the technical sub-committee of the Society for Information Displays (SID) for liquid crystal display technology since 1998. Dr. Huang is the founder and CEO of Ebulent, a technology and manufacturing company with a wide breadth of competencies including display systems, medical devices, food equipment, and renewable energy. Prior to founding Ebulent, Dr. Huang served as the Director of Business Development in Asia and R&D manager at Kent Displays Inc.

Nitin Kaushal

Nitin Kaushal has over 35 years of financial and investment experience in a number of sectors. He currently sits on the board of directors for several leading companies, bringing a wealth of capital raising and M&A expertise. Additionally, Mr. Kaushal has served on the Audit, Governance and Compensation committees for more than a dozen U.S. and Canadian publicly listed companies and possesses strong relationships with key industry leaders and institutional investors. Prior to these roles, Mr. Kaushal held a number of senior positions in investment banking, venture capital and consulting firms including with PwC, Desjardins Securities, Orion Securities, Vengate Capital Partners, HSBC Securities, Gordon Capital and MDS Capital Corp.

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith was the former CFO and EVP Finance of Loblaw Companies Limited and the Co-CEO and CFO of Cara Operations Limited. He is an accomplished Executive and active Board member, currently serving on the Board of Directors as the Audit Committee Chair of Organigram Holdings (TSX and Nasdaq); and Flow Beverage Corp, (TSX) a CPG-focused premium water business with sales across North America; Board of Director at MAV Beauty Brands (TSX), a hair and skin care business operating under four principal brands, the largest being Marc Anthony, and CE Brands (TSX-V), a consumer electronics business.

Timothy Reis

Over a 35-year career, Tim Reis has worked in digital, broadcast, and print for some of the biggest names in the industry – Fortune, Money, Forbes, et al – ultimately spending 12 years at Google in leadership roles including evangelizing mobile advertising in its nascence and leading teams serving large and mid-market clients and agencies across a wide variety of industry segments. In his last role at Google, Tim led a team generating $1B in revenue annually while delivering a 50% y/y growth rate. 

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