Game Changer: Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.
Oct12

Game Changer: Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.

After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer at Polytechnique Montréal over 30 years ago, Jean-Claude Siew began his career in the defence and security industry by joining CAE Inc. as a simulation engineer. “My specialization was in aeronautics, and that made my start at CAE fairly easy,” he said. “I accumulated more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace...

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Game Changer: Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion
Oct11

Game Changer: Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion

Over three decades ago, while he was still serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Thomas Irvine became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. “At that time, a family member was serving as the branch president and needed help sorting out some project issues,” said Irvine. “As a non-commissioned officer, I was fortunate to have solid problem-solving skills and...

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Game Changer: Steve Hétu, General Manager, La Corporation du Fort St-Jean
Oct10

Game Changer: Steve Hétu, General Manager, La Corporation du Fort St-Jean

Following the example of his father who was a soldier, Steve Hétu joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1986 as a reservist and a year later was transferred to the Regular Forces. During his service with the CAF, he held the position of commander of operations’ services for the support group of the 2nd Canadian Division (Province of...

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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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