intelliFLEX Board of Directors

Building a stronger alliance

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Chairman of the Board

Vice President, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, (Chair)

Paul joined Xerox in 1995 and currently leads Xerox Corporation Global Materials Research Centre (XRCC), which is responsible for Xerox advanced materials research and development. The research centre also conducts research and development in support of commercial clients in the areas of advanced and specialty materials. He is a named inventor on 73 U.S. patents and has 16 publications.

Howard Campbell

Howard Campbell

Business Development, Memtronik Innovations

Howard Campbell is a Sales professional with over 30 years of sales, management and consulting experience. His high technology sector focus has been on semiconductors and printed electronics. Howard led teams in Canada and Internationally, where language skills have served him well. His role at Memtronik Innovations involves building business for new printed electronics solutions that ongoing investments by Memtronik in technology enable. He has worked with organizations like Cisco, Drexelbrook Engineering, DuPont, Environment Canada, inBay Technologies, Lattice Semiconductor, NTK Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics. Howard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Queen's University and is based in Ottawa.

Patrice Lavoie

Patrice Lavoie

Vice-President Sales and Business Development, Varitron

Patrice is an ex-officio intelliFLEX board member. He is a results-driven executive with more than 17 years of experience in the industry. He worked previously with CMC Electronics and Ultra Electronics, and he has solid experience in technology transfer and military applications. Patrice has IPC Class 3 training and is an active IPC and SMTA member. Patrice’s former positions (business unit manager, director of operations, supply chain manager and others) have enabled him to build an extensive understanding of how to align Varitron’s manufacturing and supply-chain strategies with customers’ needs.
Michelle Chrétien, BSc, PhD

Michelle Chrétien, BSc, PhD

Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
Sheridan College

Michelle Chrétien joined the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in 2007 is currently Program Manager for Strategic Research as well as the Product Manager for Electronic Materials. Michelle leads a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, materials scientists, and physicists working on both fundamental and applied problems in materials science. Her group tackles challenges such as developing new materials and processes for 3D printing and printed/flexible electronics. Michelle received her BSc in Chemistry from Dalhousie University and PhD from the University of Ottawa for work in photochemistry and photophysics. Prior to joining XRCC, Michelle was an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Montréal.

John Langner

John Langner

STMicroelectronics (Canada) Inc., Eastern Canada Sales Manager

John is a semiconductor sales professional with +20 yrs. experience. He has built and currently manages one of the top performing sales teams for STMicroelectronics, based in Eastern Canada.

John began his career as an electronics design engineer in the automotive industry working for TRW, Magna and Omron. From there he moved into a sales role spending his time as a field applications engineer at Philips and then as field sales engineer representing a variety of companies before moving to STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader. John is a graduate from Ryerson.

Titu Botos

Titu Botos

Neuronic Works Inc.

Titu Botos is NeuronicWorks’ co-founder and VP of Engineering. With over 25 years of experience in analysis, design, testing and debugging both analog and digital systems, Titu is one of the driving forces of the company’s engineering department. His experience includes a variety of electronic fields, from industrial environments to space applications, from instrumentation to control, from ultra-low-power (uW) to high-power (KW) systems. He has deep practical knowledge and extensive experience across multiple technical areas and he is always interested in the new and emerging technologies. Titu holds a Ph.D. in Mobile Robots Guidance, a Master of Science in Instrumentation of Electronic Measurements field and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.

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intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything.

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