Paul came to KAST in 2006 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in Waterloo Ontario, on a two-year assignment to take over a local position as an Industrial Technology Advisor.
He was transferred to Calgary in 2009, retired from NRC in 2012 and returned to Nelson. Paul is a Certified Management Consultant, technical business development professional, as well as a registered Ontario and Alberta Professional Engineer, with extensive experience in manufacturing, public and private service sector and R&D project management.
In the past, Paul has evaluated patents and technology for investors; purchased, developed and sold new companies; set up and maintained financial systems; and provided HR management. He has also been responsible for funding proposals, SR&ED grants and audits, new market generation and transfer of businesses to new owners.
In his 13 years with NRC-IRAP, he worked with approximately 400 companies. Paul continues to provide consulting and technology development as well as being actively involved in KAST.