Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, (Chair)
Paul joined Xerox in 1995 and currently leads Xerox Corporation Global Materials Research Centre (XRCC), which is responsible for Xerox advanced materials research and development. The research centre also conducts research and development in support of commercial clients in the areas of advanced and specialty materials. He is a named inventor on 73 U.S. patents and has 16 publications.
President and CEO
Peter Kallai was the Founding Executive Director of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association. He is also the President and CEO of KEYSTEP Growth & Finance. This Ottawa-based boutique consulting firm has focused on emerging technologies for 20 years. As a senior high-tech management consultant, Peter has assisted leading companies in optical and wireless communications, software and earth observation with their growth plans and financing. He has been involved with the inception, growth, exit and merger or acquisition of more than 40 companies. In the role of Vice-President, he helped a TSX-listed company grow from $3.2 million to over $100 million in revenue. Peter has also served on various boards and committees of companies and public sector R&D organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters in Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Strategy and Finance. Peter is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (US).
Business Development, Memtronik Innovations
Howard Campbell is a Sales professional with over 30 years of sales, management and consulting experience. His high technology sector focus has been on semiconductors and printed electronics. Howard led teams in Canada and Internationally, where language skills have served him well. His role at Memtronik Innovations involves building business for new printed electronics solutions that ongoing investments by Memtronik in technology enable. He has worked with organizations like Cisco, Drexelbrook Engineering, DuPont, Environment Canada, inBay Technologies, Lattice Semiconductor, NTK Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics. Howard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Queen's University and is based in Ottawa.
Christine Di Fabio
Print & Connectivity Global Capability, Unilever R&D, Unilever
Christine started as an intern with Lever Brothers in Canada in 1995 and since then has worked in various roles within R&D Packaging, including local and global positions across multiple categories. In her current Print & Connectivity role, Christine is responsible for developing capabilities through innovation and technology partnerships that can be applied globally across all categories and customer channels. This role focuses on identifying and delivering new innovations and technologies that add value to customers and consumers, to store and in store.
Christine Jones Harris
Co-owner and Principal, Corporate Development, Jones Packaging Inc.
Chris leads innovation development and commercialization, strategic partner relationships and investments, marketing and communications, and HR at Jones Packaging. In 1996, Chris and her husband, Ron, led the successful buyout of the business from the remaining family members. The company now employs 370 people across its facilities in London, as well as more recently acquired businesses in Toronto, the United Kingdom and Spain. Chris serves on the Advisory Board of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College, the Huron University College Foundation Board, and the Children’s Health Foundation Board.
President, Tangio Printed Electronics
Robin Jeffries has vast knowledge of printable electronics, including design, prototype conception and commercializing various products and production methods over the past 34 years. He is President of Sytek Enterprises and the company’s printed electronics division, Tangio. He drives new strategic initiatives in electronic printing methods and product development creating new opportunities worldwide.
Dr. Michael Tischler
Chief Technology Officer, Cooledge Lighting
Dr. Tischler has been involved in intellectual property, both in invention and prosecution, throughout his career and is a named inventor on over 70 patents. He is an editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth and the Journal of Electronic Materials. Cooledge Lighting develops innovative broad-area lighting based on large arrays of small, low power light-emitting diodes on a thin flexible plastic sheet. Cooledge incorporates a number of aspects from RFID and printable electronics into its approach to high-quality lighting.
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