Person: Roe East

Keith Parsonage

Keith Parsonage has been appointed managing director of the Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology, one of six centres within OCE Inc. Based in Ottawa, Parsonage will also provide senior leadership for the OCE in the region, representing all OCE Centres. He comes to the OCE after a lengthy career at Industry Canada,…

Roe East

Roe East has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc (CWI), a joint venture between Cummins Inc, Columbus IN, and Westport Innovations Inc, Vancouver, that manufactures and sells low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial trucks and buses. East comes to from Cummins where he was director of power systems marketing and business development. He will…

Dr Mario Thomas

Dr Mario Thomas has been appointed managing director of the Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) managed by the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Thomas is an experienced tech executive and venture capitalist with particular expertise in integrating business and science to underpin corporate growth. Past positions…

Robert Trasker

Robert Trasker has been appointed president and CEO of TRLabs, replacing Jeff Rohne who will remain as VP industry services until a permanent replacement is found. Trasker will be based in Calgary and comes to TRLabs from TELUS where he served in several VP positions over the past decade. He will lead TRLabs towards a…