Board of Directors congratulate CMC President Richard Adamson on years of service

The Board of Directors of CMC Research Institutes (CMC) would like to congratulate CMC President Richard Adamson for the 6 years of hard work leading CMC. The Board would like to share that effective December 31, 2016 Richard will no longer be CMC’s President. During his tenure as Managing Director of Carbon Management Canada CMC-NCE and now as President of CMC Research Institutes, Richard has achieved many significant milestones, including the successful transition of CMC from an organization funding basic research to a national network of institutes focused on commercializing technologies to reduce carbon emissions in industry.

“Through his dedicated leadership, tenacity and vision, Richard has built CMC into an institute that designs, creates and operates clusters which catalyze and deliver multi-sector innovation to eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions. This is a huge achievement. Under Richard’s guidance CMC was able to establish the Containment and Monitoring Institute and the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute. These two institutes are unique in Canada and, as they grow, will make real contributions to the reduction of industrial greenhouse gas emissions. On behalf of the Board, let me extend my thanks and well wishes to Richard,” says Dan Zilnik, Interim Board Chair.

Richard Adamson noted, “I’ve really enjoyed the challenges at Carbon Management Canada and CMC Research Institutes, working with our great team and learning from the wonderful global network of researchers & technology developers. I have always said that CMC’s mission will last a century or more. This is a relay race, not a sprint. I am proud to have had a hand in developing this new made-in-Canada model for accelerating innovation and look forward to passing the baton as CMC moves into a growth phase.”

Adamson was hired as Managing Director of Carbon Management Canada CMC-NCE in 2010 and transitioned into the role of President of CMC Research Institutes in 2015. After 12 years in the not-for-profit sector working for organizations supporting the early and pilot stages of technology development, Adamson has decided to return to work with companies that have technologies poised for commercialization.

The Board of Directors is currently developing a search strategy to attract the right leadership that will ensure the stable and smooth transition of CMC into this new phase. During this transition phase CMC’s highly capable executive leadership team will maintain operations.

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