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.

 

PETER BRUIJNS   EXECUITIVE DIRECTOR

With more than 20 years of senior executive experience in entrepreneurial start-ups, publicly traded corporations, not-for-profit and international business particularly in China and the United States, Peter is responsible for the leadership and management of SSMIC in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

don MacLennan

 

DON MACLENNAN   FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Don MacLennan is the Finance and Adminstration Manager at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. As part of Don's role, he is responsible for overseeing all of SSMIC's divisions of operations while reporting to the Executive Director to support finance, business planning, budgeting, and adminstration duties. 

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.

 

JENNIFER RUSHTON   L&G VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

With over 18 years of industry experience, Jennifer Rushton leads the business development initiatives for UP, a dedicated unit established in 2016 to build, facilitate and serve the needs of the Sault Ste. Marie lottery and gaming cluster and its customers.