Vancouver – The British Columbia Innovation Council is pleased to welcome PMC-Sierra founder Greg Aasen as Chair of its Board of Directors. “The council has accomplished much in the way of fostering both technical and business talent,” Aasen said. “I look forward to continuing this work in my role as chair, and unleashing the full economic potential of innovation in British Columbia.”
Aasen was chief strategy officer at PMC-Sierra until June 2007 and has over 20 years of experience with the semiconductor industry. He has served on the BC Innovation Council board since 2006 and has been appointed to a one-year term as chair.
“Greg Aasen is highly qualified and will continue to build on what the council has already achieved under the leadership of Hector MacKay-Dunn,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development “I look forward to celebrating the council’s continued success in supporting innovation and commercialization to provide a high standard of living for British Columbians.”
Two new members have also been appointed to serve three-year terms on the board:
– Martha Salcudean is a professor and Weyerhaeuser Industrial Research Chair Emerita in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling of industrial processes.
– Morgan Sturdy founded Dees Communications Engineering, a market leader in call center solutions, which was acquired by Nice Systems Ltd. He sits on the board of Telus World of Science BC and is a member of the Premier’s Technology Council.
Salcudean and Sturdy join board members Jonathan Burke, Gurval Caer, Jock Finlayson, Richard Glickman, Ken Higginbotham, Doug Horswill, Greg Kerfoot, Jill Leversage, Alan Winter and chair emeritus Don Rix in providing direction and leadership to the council.