Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
Sep22

Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

Meet John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer. John is the President of Mannarino Systems & Software Inc. About 18 years ago, he started out in the defence industry as a control system engineer at a gas turbine engine OEM in Montreal. His first seven years were spent in engineering including design, analysis, modeling, testing & certification.  “This was great...

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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC
Sep18

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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Game Changer: Garry Warren, VP – Industrial Development at J.D. Irving Ltd
Jul28

Game Changer: Garry Warren, VP – Industrial Development at J.D. Irving Ltd

Garry Warren joined the Construction & Equipment Division at J.D. Irving Limited a year ago and since then he has been instrumental in “leveraging the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) program into developing other opportunities for Atlantic Canadian institutions and industries.” He has also spent a portion of that time championing the recently launched Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence...

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Game Changer: Alex McPhail, President & CEO of EXA Consulting Limited
Jul27

Game Changer: Alex McPhail, President & CEO of EXA Consulting Limited

Many years before Alex McPhail joined EXA, he founded and then later sold a company that manufactured and sold remote sensing satellite receiver ground station control systems. “It was primarily through proposals that I won several international contracts in a market space dominated by large, multinational companies,” he said. It was then that he realized that he was on...

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Game Changer: Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless
Jul24

Game Changer: Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless

Here at Vanguard, we are excited to announce that we have selected the Game Changers for the August/September 2017 issue. The first Game Changer for this issue is Marc Bouvrette, President of Gap Wireless.  In his role, Bouvrette is responsible for supporting and managing the sales team, manage vendor relationships and contracts, and he also serves on the Board...

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Game Changer: Colin Stephenson, DEFSEC Atlantic
Jun15

Game Changer: Colin Stephenson, DEFSEC Atlantic

From the humblest of beginnings, DEFSEC Atlantic has grown to become the second-largest defence event in Canada that is held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia. DEFSEC Atlantic is produced by the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA), which was established in 1996 as a not-for-profit society. Now in its 12th year, DEFSEC has evolved into an event that...

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