A business leader with experience growing and diversifying domestic and international organizations is taking the reins at CMC Research Institutes.
Stephen Lougheed, who held leadership roles at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures and Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, has been appointed President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI), a national science-based not-for-profit corporation advancing technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in industry.
The architect of several successful award-winning business and innovation initiatives, Lougheed is well-known for his strategic vision, business expertise, and proven ability to facilitate partnerships. He is especially skilled at the development of unique shared services initiatives crossing business and government customers.
Leadership and vision
“We are confident that Stephen will bring dedicated leadership, tenacity and vision. As CMC continues to grow, we are confident he’ll guide us to make real contributions to the reduction of industrial greenhouse gas emissions in Canada and the world over,” says Dan Zilnik, chair of CMCRI’s board. “Stephen’s experience growing organizations, building national and international networks, and familiarity with the technology development landscape make him an ideal candidate for this job.”
Lougheed welcomes the opportunity to work with CMC Research Institutes, which he says has the depth and capacity to lead the development of emissions reduction technologies and strategies.
“Canada’s resource companies are global leaders in sustainable development practices and we have some of the strongest environmental protections in the world. One of the country’s most compelling challenges is to work with these world-leading industries to continue to reduce GHG emissions while strengthening the economy,” says Lougheed.
Developing emissions monitoring and reduction technologies will produce multiple benefits. Made-in-Canada technology solutions to industrial GHG emissions positions the country to feed a growing global market for low carbon innovations. In addition, there is increasing pressure from investors and shareholders on companies to demonstrate they are making environmentally sustainable decisions. Canada’s attractiveness to investors will increase as technologies are commercialized and employed to meet GHG targets.
“There is tremendous economic opportunity in the global need for technologies that reduce industrial emissions. With its experts and facilities, CMC Research can help lead the country to develop and supply innovations that will foster sustainable clean growth,” says Lougheed.
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