(December 3, 2009 – Calgary, AB) ' Cybera, a non-profit organization accelerating Albertans' competitive advantage in research and development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Winsor as President and CEO. Winsor, a Calgary entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience in the private sector, joins the organization following Dr. Brian Unger who was appointed Interim President and CEO by Cybera's Board of Directors in May 2009.
'We conducted an extensive search to find a CEO who would build on the excellent leadership provided by Brian and also extend our services to Alberta's business sector,' said Seamus O'Shea, Chair of Cybera's Board of Directors. 'We are pleased to have recruited Robin who has an excellent record in both scientific innovation and business development.'
Winsor brings a strong background of experience in sectors such as oil and gas, seismic, geophysics, and medical science. He invented and developed the world's first direct digital x-ray system, founding Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd. in 1991. In 2005, Imaging Dynamics won the Cool Companies Award for being an innovative and exciting place to work. In 2005 and 2006, Winsor's company was among the top 10 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 fastest growing companies. Winsor is a past winner of the Manning Innovation Award and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
'I'm very excited to be joining Cybera at this time of rapid technical change,' said Winsor. 'As an entrepreneur I've faced the challenges of taking a technology from the lab to the market. The assistance of agencies like Cybera was invaluable in overcoming some of those obstacles. I look forward to working with the talented staff at Cybera as we engage research and development teams in both the public and private sectors.'
Winsor holds multiple patents in the field of medical imaging and has authored standards currently in use in the medical, well logging and seismic industries. He is a member of the American Association of Physicists In Medicine, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Winsor studied geophysics and artificial intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.
Following Winsor's appointment, Unger will continue to serve on Cybera's Board of Directors and Cybera's International Strategic Advisory Committee.
Communications Manager, Cybera Inc.