Our Team

Connect with Tech-Access Canada to make your innovation dreams come true.

Leading the future.

Our team is waiting to help commercialize your brilliant idea. Tap into the power of the TAC network to de-risk and accelerate your progress in getting an innovative concept onto store shelves.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Executive Team at Tech-Access Canada are committed to excellence in governance, transparency and ethics, and strive to continuously improve the governance structure and processes of the organization. The Board is composed of TAC leaders who were elected by the network membership and they are responsible for setting and adjusting the organizational objectives of Tech-Access Canada.

Nathalie Méthot

Chair of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Director, Office of Research and Innovation
La Cité, Ottawa, ON

Peter Laffin

Vice-Chair of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Lead – Safety, Space, and Equipment
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, AB

Lyndon Ashton

Secretary of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Associate Director, Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre and Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre
Niagara College, Niagara on the Lake, ON

Chloé Bois

Treasurer of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
General Manager, and NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Functional Printing, Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI)
Ahuntsic College, Montreal, QC

Melanie Ross

Research Manager Green Building Technologies,
Applied Research and Innovation Services
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, AB

David Dexter

‎Director, Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT)
Sheridan College, Toronto, ON

David Courtemanche

Chief Executive Officer,
MERINOV, Gaspé, Quebecz

Richard Gale

Director, Camosun Innovates
Camosun College, Victoria, BC 

Daniel Laplante

Director of the CCNB-INNOV network
CCNB, Bathurst, NB

Jean-Philippe Jacques

Centre d’innovation des produits cellulosiques
Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec

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