Press Release

CRESTech Appoints New President CEO

By SpaceRef Editor
January 25, 2002
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The Centre for Research in Earth and Space
Technology (CRESTech) announced January 10, 2002 that a new president
and CEO will take office effective March 1, 2002.

Dr. Stephen R. Moran joins CRESTech with over 30 years experience in
the management of technology R&D, including a variety of
responsibilities in shaping Alberta’s innovation strategy that links
universities, industry, and government.

"The board is extremely pleased to have attracted such a
well-respected and well-rounded individual as Steve," said Dr.
Bob Moses, chair of the CRESTech board and president and CEO of PCI
Geomatics. "His past successes in various roles as an innovation
leader will ensure CRESTech continues to build upon its national
reputation for the development of environmental, resource-management,
and space technologies."

Dr. Moran’s recent positions include Director of Knowledge
Management/Chief Knowledge Officer at Alberta Economic Development
(AED), Director of Strategic Planning at the Alberta Science and
Research Authority (ASRA), and Head of the Resource Management Unit
at the Alberta Research Council. His formal education includes a Ph.D
in geology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the
University of Alberta.

Over the last several years, Dr. Moran has also actively served on
CRESTech’s Program Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee
(CEAC), and was chair of the Advisory Council on the Centres of
Excellence (ACCE) CRESTech Review Panel in 2001.

“Dr. Moran brings to CRESTech a wealth of experience as an
environmental researcher and senior administrator,” said Jim Wilson,
Minister of Energy, Science, and Technology. “His active involvement
in CRESTech demonstrates his commitment to moving new ideas and
technological innovations from the lab to the marketplace. Ontario is
fortunate to have attracted a person of Dr. Moran’s calibre to
deliver this important initiative.”

Dr. Ian Rowe, CRESTech’s current president and CEO, announced several
months ago his intention to pursue new opportunities, agreeing to
stay on until a smooth transition could be made to a new leader. Dr.
Rowe will continue to be involved in the affairs of the Ontario
Centres of Excellence in a consultative capacity.

CRESTech is a consortium of university-based researchers,
industry leaders, and government officials committed to bridging the
gap between pure science and the successful application of science
and technology in profitable new business. It is supported by the
Ministry of Energy, Science, and Technology through the Ontario
Centres of Excellence program.

For more information, please contact:

Andre Bellefeuille, CRESTech
Director, Communications
(416) 665-5464,

CRESTech is made possible through the financial
support of the Government of Ontario’s Centre of Excellence

SpaceRef staff editor.