Person: Gary Goertz

Barry Heck

Barry Heck has been appointed president, CEO and board member of The Westaim Corp, replacing veteran president Kevin Jenkins, who abruptly left Westaim early this month. Prior to moving into the president’s suite, Heck was senior VP, a position he held since 1996. He was also appointed president of iFire Technology Inc last year, following…

Ron Kileen

Ron Kileen has been appointed VP business development and research for Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO), an Ontario Network of Centres of Excellence. Kileen comes to CITO from Nortel Networks Corp where he was in charge of large teams developing and implementing new technologies. At CITO, Kileen will head up the business development team…

Gary Goertz

Gary Goertz has resigned as executive VP and CFO of MDS Inc, effective immediately. The Toronto-based firm says Goertz departed to pursue other business opportunities and will remain to assist in the transition until February 14. A number of MDS executives will assume his duties while MDS seeks a replacement. Goertz spent three and half…

Jacques Lyrette

Jacques Lyrette has retired from the National Research Council where he held the position of VP technology and industry support since 1996. His departure has prompted a revamping of the NRC’s upper ranks, increasing the number of VPs to three. For more information see page 4….