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

Chad Brick

Director, Chairman
Eastside Group of Companies
President

Kevin Lusk

Director, Vice Chair
Sunwest Consultants
President

Greg Dandewich

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

Sean McKay

Officer
Composites Innovation Centre
President and CEO

Gary Brownstone

Director, Treasurer
Catchfire
Principal

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
Vice President, Quality & Customer Service

Ken Webb

Director
Consultant
Consultant

Alan DeBaets

Director
The Intec Group Ltd.
President

Rick Jensen

Director
Consultant
Consultant

Thomas Small

Director
New Flyer Industries
Director, New Product Development

Jack Maendel

Director
EcoPoxy
CEO

David O’Connor

Director
Magellan Aerospace
Division Manager, Space and Defence Products

Ray Hoemsen

Director
Red River College
Director, Applied Research & Commercialization

Garth Danchuk

Director
Eastside Group of Companies
Business Development

Dieter Loewen

Director
Carfair Composites
General Manager

Anousch Mathew

Director
Boeing Canada
Director, Engineering Technology Integration & New Programs

Grant Adolph

Director
Buhler Versatile
COO

Donna Roberecki

Observer
Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade
Senior Project Manager

Robert Manson

Observer
Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade
Senior Project Manager

Nathalie Leroux

Observer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Regional Deputy Director – Manitoba

Walter Saltzberg

Honourary Director
Canada Resource Centre
Technical Consultant – Retired