April 22, 2013 (OTTAWA, ONT) – Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, announces the addition of three new members to its national Board of Directors. Mandated to drive wireless innovation and commercialization for Canada, the Board of Directors offer their long standing expertise, professional networks and strategic guidance to Wavefront and the companies it serves.
Elaine Mah, Director for Canada at Intel Corporation, reflects Wavefront’s mandate through her proven track record and dedication to fostering innovation and growth for small businesses. Based in Toronto, Elaine brings her expert knowledge of technology and emerging trends to Wavefront and the Board.
Based in Montreal, Michel Lefebvre, Tax Partner, R & D and Innovation, responsible for the ICT sector at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, has close to 30 years experience in finance and government grants. Michel brings critical expertise to Wavefront in the areas of taxation, financing, research and development – crucial enablers to the growth of wireless companies in Canada.
Carl Marcotte, Vice-President, ICT Group & Transportation Group at Ottawa-based Export Development Canada (EDC), brings extensive experience in international business development, finance and risk management. With access to more than 200 markets worldwide, Carl and EDC will bolster Wavefront’s network of international partners and market entry programs.
“We welcome Elaine, Michel and Carl to the Wavefront Board of Directors,” says James Maynard, President and CEO, Wavefront. “Their expertise, connections and leadership roles at key Canadian institutions will provide invaluable resources and strategic guidance to Wavefront and the companies we serve.”
Elaine Mah, Michel Lefebvre and Carl Marcotte will join the existing Board of Directors. Their combined expertise will add to the positive economic impact of Wavefront and help to further accelerate the growth and commercialization of Canadian wireless companies at home and abroad. A recent assessment of Wavefront’s economic impact reveals the creation of nearly 575 jobs across Canada and $37 million generated in GDP between 2009-2012.
For more information about the Wavefront Board of Directors please visit our website.
Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. These capabilities catalyze the growth and time to market for Canadian companies, enabling them to create more jobs, acquire new customers, and generate revenues faster. Achieving almost five-fold economic return on every dollar invested (measured in terms of GDP), Wavefront is helping to grow companies that grow a strong Canadian economy.
For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit wavefront.ca/accelerator.