Person: Dr Brian Barge

Dr Brian Barge

Dr Brian Barge will step down as president and CEO of CMC Microsystems on or before July 31/07, depending on when a search for his replacement yields results. He has no plans to retire but has not divulged his future intentions. Barge took over the top spot at the Kingston ON-based CMC (formerly Canadian Microelectronics…

Peter Gillingham

Peter Gillingham has been appointed to the new position of VP and CTO at MOSAID Technologies Inc. The 17-year veteran of the Ottawa-based semiconductor firm most recently held the position of VP and GM, intellectual property. MOSAID also appointed Michael Kaskowitz to the new position of senior VP semiconductor IP. Kaskowitz comes to the firm…

James Skippen

James Skippen has been appointed president and CEO of Wi-LAN, replacing the retiring Bill Dunbar. His appointment coincides with the move of the Calgary-based firm’s headquarters to Ottawa. Skippen comes to Wi-LAN from MOSAID Technologies Inc where he held the position of senior VP patent licensing and general counsel. Wi-LAN will retain its Calgary operations,…

Dr Brian Barge

4th Pillar Enablers and Multipliers
By Dr Brian Barge

Canadians are rallying around the Innovation Strategy introduced last February by the federal government. They are participating in regional discussions, proposing ideas, responding to challenges and setting objectives so that Canada can achieve its potential as an innovating nation.

Dr Brian Barge

Dr Brian Barge has been appointed president of the Canadian Microelectronics Corp (CMC), Kingston ON, replacing Dr Tony Marsh who is retiring. Barge has nearly 30 years experience in the technology sector, including a 24-year stint at the Alberta Research Council where he rose to president/ CEO. Most recently, he served as president of the…

Dr John ApSimon

Dr John ApSimon has been appointed a special science advisor to Environment Canada. The former VP research of Carleton Univ will be advising senior managers and DM Alan Nymark on emerging environmental science trends and issues, as well working to promote partnerships with academia, industry and international organizations. ApSimon has a PhD in organic chemistry…