Who We Are


The Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc. (CIC) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports and stimulates economic growth through innovative research, development and the application of composite materials and technologies for manufacturing industries.

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Our staff works collaboratively with industry, government agencies and educational establishments on projects that result in measurable economic benefits to the project participants and the community.



To support these activities, we are funded by and have affiliations with several government, research and educational establishments as well as private industry organizations.

Our capabilities are developed around core technologies to assist industry in keeping pace with competitors and to advance technologies to provide a competitive advantage.

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate long term profitable growth for Western Canadian composites manufacturers, OEMs and material processors by providing differentiated technical services, developing and deploying new technologies, and building awareness, all through our global networks.

Our Vision

​For our composite industry to achieve global leadership through the adoption of advanced composite innovations.

Our Values

We are passionate about realizing client expectations.
We build collaborative, trusting relationships.
We embrace challenges – we are problem solvers.
We seek to create and innovate solutions.
We think globally.
We identify and promote environmentally sustainable technologies.

Our Board Members

Chris Saunders

Director, Chairman
Acsion Industries Inc.
President

Greg Dandewich

Observer, Secretary
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
Senior Vice President, Economic Development

Chad Brick

Director, Treasurer
Eastside Group of Companies
President

Sean McKay

Officer
Composites Innovation Centre
President and CEO

Ron Koslowsky

Director
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Regional Vice President

Digvir Jayas

Director
University of Manitoba
Vice President Research & International

Jim MacDonald

Director
Motor Coach Industries
Director, Engineering

Ken Webb

Director
Manitoba Aerospace Association
Executive Director

Alan DeBaets

Director
The Intec Group Ltd.
President

Neil Carlson

Director
Carlson Engineered Composites Inc.
President

Rick Jensen

Director
Boeing Canada Technology Wpg. Division
Senior Director

Thomas Small

Director
New Flyer Industries
Director, New Product Development

Udaya Silva

Director
EMTEQ
General Manager

David O’Connor

Director
Magellan Aerospace
Division Manager, Space and Defence Products

Ray Hoemsen

Director
Red River College
Director, Applied Research & Commercialization

Robert Manson

Observer
Department of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade
Senior Project Manager

Nathalie Leroux

Observer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Senior Marketing and Trade Officer

Walter Saltzberg

Honourary Director
ISIS Canada Research Network
Technical Consultant – Retired