Ian Potter, PhD, FCAE X

President and CEO   |  905.562.0320 X757

Ian Potter is President & Chief Executive Officer of Vineland, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Platform Genetics, Inc.

Previous to Vineland, Ian served as Vice President, Engineering and Vice President, Business Management with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and previous to NRC as the Chief Operating Officer at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF). During his 10 years at AITF and its predecessor, the Alberta Research Council (ARC), he held several leadership and management positions in energy, environment, greenhouse gas technology and human resources.

Dr. Potter has a successful track record in innovation and strong experience developing and collaborating with a broad network of stakeholders. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Joanne Tessier, CPA, CMA X

Controller   |  905.562.0320 X761

Joanne Tessier joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2013 and was appointed Controller in 2019.

Joanne began her career in her family’s management accounting firm and gained experience in a diverse range of businesses and industries including small proprietorships, public accounting firms, international corporations and large municipalities. She has a strong background in systems implementation, strategic planning, managerial finance and financial reporting.

Joanne is a Certified Management and Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and holds diplomas in Management,  Municipal Administration and a certificate in Public Purchasing.

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