Ron Poirier

Manager, Business Office - CanmetENERGY (Ottawa) – Innovation and Energy Technology Sector

*Manage a team of seven professionals responsible for the coordination of our research lab’s dealing with external stakeholders from industry, academia and international collaborators.

*Coordinate the use of appropriate mechanisms, including collaborative research arrangements, the establishment of consortia, or the provision of fee-for-service research and testing agreements in order to meet our mission: to lead the development of energy science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians.

*Lead outreach and communications activities including site visits, our lab's internal and external communications and business development.

*Support certain administrative undertakings such as the IT requirements of the lab and business reporting.

Our lab's scientific expertise, honed across a wide range of Canadian and international industry segments, along with our pilot-scale facilities, help to accelerate the advancement of clean energy technologies throughout the innovation cycle, from the initial research stage through to commercialization. For our labs areas of expertise visit http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/offices-labs/canmet/ottawa/5753

I have a broad background in business and intellectual property management including the negotiation and development of business agreements and contracting for research & development, technology and knowledge transfer/dissemination, and licensing.  Earlier experiences in government include: the development of international S&T partnering; international trade & investment; economic development policy; and the management and delivery of grant & contribution funding for both large-scale R&D projects and regional economic development.  My private sector experiences include corporate financial restructuring and bankruptcy (Ernst & Young Inc.), consulting (Ernst & Young Inc.), business development (private start-up administrative services firm), marketing and sales (Oland Specialty Beer Company, Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. and Canadian Tire Corporation). 

Natural Resources Canada