Alan E. Winter
WINTECK Consulting Inc.
Alan Winter is President of WINTECK Consulting Inc., a company formed in 1996 and focused on increasing shareholder value for early-stage companies in telecommunications and information technology. He is also a Director of BeauTech Management Corporation, the venture capital management advisor for the Canadian Science and Technology Growth Fund which has made over 18 investments in companies across Canada.
Dr. Winter was President of the COM DEV Space Group, from 1997 to 1999. COM DEV is a global manufacturer of space and ground-based wireless communications products, and employs more than 1,300 people in Canada, the US, the UK and China.
Dr. Winter was President and CEO of MPR Teltech Ltd., part of the GTE Corporation, from 1992 to 1996. He joined the company in 1985 as Director of the Satellite Communications Division, was appointed Vice-President in 1987, Senior Vice-President in 1991, and Chief Operating Officer in March 1992.
During his tenure as CEO of MPR Teltech, six companies were spun out of MPR which today have a total market capitalization of over $10 billion.
In 1978, he joined Telesat Canada and in 1981, he was appointed Director of the Engineering Division responsible for the design and procurement of Telesat’s communications network.
Previous to Telesat, Dr. Winter worked for the federal Department of Communications at the Communications Research Centre as the Project Leader for the national Satellite-aided search and rescue (SARSAT) program. Since going operational, the international SARSAT system has been instrumental in saving over 10,000 lives.
Dr. Winter graduated from Queen’s University at Kingston with a doctorate in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Astronautics and Space Institute and received their inaugural Alouette Award. He is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Communications Research Centre, and is a Director of the BC Advanced Systems Institute, Paradata Systems Inc., and the Software Productivity Centre Inc. He is a Member of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors to the federal government. He was a member of the BC Premier’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology, was a founding Board Member of CANARIE Inc., and has been Chair of the Canadian Research Management Association and PRECARN Associates Inc.
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