Richard has a PhD in Chemistry from McMaster University, and he’s worked at Petro Canada for 23 years. He’s currently the Director of the Research and Development Department for Petro-Canada Lubricants based in Mississauga. Richard knows what makes vehicles run, and he knows how to run the Sheridan Parks Association.
Lindsay is all about spaces that facilitate innovation. As the asset manager for Slate Asset Management, she leases the buildings in the park. Lindsay has more than a decade of experience in asset management and has held senior positions at Triovest Realty Advisors and Kipling Group Inc.
Nothing gets built if we don’t know how much it costs. That’s where CPAs like Fred Theiss come in at Engineering companies like Hatch. Fred has worked at Hatch for 11 years as Business Commercial Director for groups including Consulting, Iron and Steel and Infrastructure Groups. He’s also the money guy at the Sheridan Parks Association.
As the founder and executive director of the RIC Centre, Pam Banks is an expert at entrepreneurial support programs. She rallies collaboration from industry, educational institutions and the government. She has a passion for the Peel Region’s innovation ecosystem, and it shows in her work at the Sheridan Parks Association.
Patricia uses small molecules to make big things. She has a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Waterloo and joined Xerox in 1995. As the director of the Advanced Materials Laboratory at Xerox, Patricia’s team is responsible for designing every part of a printer, from ink formulations to specialty materials.
Dr. V.I. Lanksmanan was born and educated in India. He immigrated to Canada in 1974 after serving as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has spent more than 40 years working on sustainable development initiatives in both the public and private sectors, including the United Nations. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Toronto, a member of several environmental advisory committees and an active mentor of new entrepreneurs.
Jennifer Bergsma has been with Vale Canada Limited since 1996. She is the Project Coordinator for the facility and oversees work and/or projects that are done to enhance and maintain the building. Jennifer started working in accounts payable and then took additional purchasing courses to excel in her job. She now manages the contracts that keep the building running efficiently and effectively.
Tim started his career in the telecommunication industry in the 1980s, and he has seen the industry grow from traditional media to the digital age. He has been with Shaw since 2000, where he leads the Satellite engineering department and the satellite business divisions of Shaw’s Direct, Broadcast, Tracking and Communications departments.