Person: Dr Hadi Mahabadi

David Malone

David Malone has been appointed rector of the United Nations University (UNU), effective March 1/13. Malone has been president of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) since 2008 and announced his intention to leave earlier this year. IDRC has been actively seeking his replacement and a selection to his successor is well advanced. His appointment…

Dr Hadi Mahabadi

Dr Hadi Mahabadi has been appointed chief operating officer of Hy-Power Nano Inc, a Brampton ON-based spinout of Hy-Power Coatings Ltd, also of Brampton. Mahabadi was previously VP and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and a 30-year veteran with the firm. He is also president of CanWin Consulting Inc, providing a range…

Dr Hadi Mahabadi

Dr Hadi Mahabadi has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Robert F Reed Technology Medal, presented annually by the Printing Industries of America. Mahabadi is VP and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) which he joined in 1981. The author of 80 US patents and more than 150 papers, he…

Gary Tanner

Gary Tanner has been appointed president and CEO of Zarlink Semiconductor, replacing Kirk Mandy. Tanner joined Zarlink in 2007 when the Ottawa-based firm acquired Legerity, Austin TX, where he held the positions of senior VP worldwide operations and chief operating officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with Legerity,…

Dr Brian Underdown

Dr Brian Underdown has been appointed chair of the board of directors at the Ontario Genomics Institute, replacing Dr Mark Poznansky who was recently appointed OGI’s president and CEO (R$, December 13/10). Underdown is currently managing director of Lumira Capital, a venture capital firm focused on health and life sciences which he joined in 1997.…

Dr Alan Bromley

Dr Alan Bromley, a distinguished professor and top advisor to US president George Bush Sr, has died at the age of 79. Born in the village of Westmeath near Ottawa, Bromley received BSc and MSc degrees from Queen’s Univ before moving to the US to obtain a PhD from the Univ of Rochester. While he…

Dr Pierre Coulombe

Dr Pierre Coulombe has been officially appointed president of the National Research Council following a successful appearance on February 7 before the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology. He started in his new capacity February 15, replacing interim president Dr Michael Raymont. Coulombe has a wide range of experience in the public,…

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson has been appointed president and CEO of Farelogix Inc, Toronto, a provider of independent faring and multi-source distribution technology to the travel industry. Davidson has led a number of companies, both start-up and established firms, through various growth phases. Most recently, he was CEO of NTE, a technology company developing applications for the…

Dr Hadi Mahabadi

Dr Hadi Mahabadi has been appointed VP and centre manager of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Toronto. XRCC is one of five Xerox Innovation Group research centres worldwide and was established in 1974. Mahabadi has been at XRCC for 23 years and has held a series of managerial positions, most recently as…

Dr Walter Wonham

Dr Walter Wonham has been appointed to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of 10 new foreign associates. Wonham is a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the Univ of Toronto and is known for his work on the geometric linear theory of linear systems and for bridging the gap between…