Game Changer: Mark Zimny, Founder & CEO, Promation Engineering Ltd.
Aug07

Game Changer: Mark Zimny, Founder & CEO, Promation Engineering Ltd.

In 1995, Mark Zimny founded Promation Engineering Ltd., a company dedicated to delivering automation, robotics and tooling systems to serve the automotive assembly industry. A decade later, the company expanded to supply complex tooling and equipment to Canada’s nuclear industry. In this area, its reputation, knowledge, technical capabilities, project management and quality assurance programs have come to be highly...

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Game Changer: Nigel Greenwood, CEO/Principal Consultant, Greenwood Maritime Solutions Ltd.
Jul31

Game Changer: Nigel Greenwood, CEO/Principal Consultant, Greenwood Maritime Solutions Ltd.

With over 40 years in the security and defence industry, Nigel Greenwood began his journey in this field by attending the Royal Roads Military College. Here he pursued a degree in Physics and Physical Oceanography and then started his career as a sea-going officer moving all the way up to the rank of Rear-Admiral. “At mid-career, momentarily despondent at...

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Game Changer: Erinn van Wynsberghe, President & CEO, VanWyn Aerospace Logistics
Jun21

Game Changer: Erinn van Wynsberghe, President & CEO, VanWyn Aerospace Logistics

Vanguard’s latest Game Changer is Erinn van Wynsberghe. He founded VanWyn Aerospace Logistics a few years ago by developing a concept. “My start-up company’s project began when I developed the concept of a high-altitude, geostationary payload platform as part of my graduate thesis,” he said. He went on to relate that it started out as a theoretical project in...

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Game Changer: Dr. Francis Dubé, Director, Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.
Jun19

Game Changer: Dr. Francis Dubé, Director, Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.

Dr. Francis Dubé started out in the industry as an activist shareholder who saw a significant asset in the Albany Graphite deposit but yet at the same time shareholders have seen five years of negative return on investment. That prompted a group of like-minded investors, Dr. Dubé explained, that decided to act to turn there company around. They then...

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Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence
Apr30

Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence

IDEaS (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security) is an access-to-innovation program conceived to augment the current defence R&D programs by a) increasing awareness of DND challenges in the innovation ecosystem to build capability, b) incentivizing innovators to steer their collective efforts toward the most difficult problems, and c) providing innovators the opportunity to demonstrate how their ideas might enhance defence...

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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems
Apr27

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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