SAULT STE. MARIE INNOVATION CENTRE
99 FOSTER DR., LEVEL SIX
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON P6A 5X6

T: 705.942.7927 E: info@ssmic.com
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
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OUR TEAM

Our team of nearly 50 staff are passionate and dedicated to working on a wide variety of projects across the Algoma region and beyond that help build and actively develop an innovative science and technology hub here in Sault Ste. Marie. Members of our managment team are indentified below, for contact information please visit our Contact Us page.

don MacLennan

 

DON MACLENNAN   ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Don MacLennan is the Acting Executive Director at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. As Acting Executive Director, Don is responsible for operational duties for SSMIC and supports divisional leads, while continuing to manage the financial and administrative aspects of SSMIC. 

paul beach

 

PAUL BEACH, GISP, CSO    MANAGER, ACORN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS (GEOMATICS DIVISION)

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the GIS and Information Technology fields. Since 2002, Paul has been General Manager of SSMIC's Acorn Information Solutions team (formerly Community Geomatics Centre), which is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting and establishing the means to share data, knowledge and tools among community organizations to create healthier, safer  and more prosperous communities.

gerry belanger

 

GERRY BELANGERGISP, CSO    MANAGER, IT

Gerry's role is to ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization. He plans, coordinates, directs, and designs IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provides administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT department. Gerry assumes responsibility for the design, configuration, maintenance, security and disaster recovery of the enterprise GIS solution for SSMIC's clients and staff. 

 

angela

 

ANGELA CORCORAN   MANAGER, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Angela leads marketing and communications activities for SSMIC and its key focus areas, raising awareness of its divisions, services and organizational objectives, as well as promoting Sault Ste. Marie’s science and technology sectors.

   

NATASHA COLAK   INTERIM MANAGER, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS 

Natasha leads marketing and communications activities for SSMIC and its key focus areas, raising awareness of its divisions, services and organizational objectives, as well as promoting Sault Ste. Marie’s science and technology sectors.

John Prgomet

 

JOHN PRGOMET   BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

John Prgomet leads the Business Development initiatives at SSMIC and works closely with both public and private sectors to drive business growth, facilitate research and commercialize innovation in the areas of science and technology in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma district.

David Thompson

 

DAVID THOMPSON, MBA   RAIN RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR

As the RAIN Research Project Coordinator, David leads the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) to connect and build the capacity of Algoma farmers, agri-businesses and entrepreneurs through research and market development.

leo tiberi

 

LEO TIBERI, MBA    EXECUTIVE LEAD, UP LOTTERY & GAMING DIVISION

Leo Tiberi leads the Lottery and Gaming (L&G) pursuit project at SSMIC, tasked with growing and diversifying the lottery and gaming sector in Sault Ste. Marie. He proactively works with lottery and gaming clients to grow their businesses in Sault Ste. Marie and leverage the strengths of the community.