Vice President and Centre Director
Paul Smith is Vice President of Xerox Innovation Group, the Centre Manager of Xerox Research Centre of Canada, and an Officer of Xerox Canada Inc. He leads the company’s Global Materials Research Centre, which is responsible for advanced materials research and development.
In partnership with the National Research Council of Canada, Dr. Smith spearheaded the creation of the Canadian Campus for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing – an exciting partnership between government and industry for leading-edge, world-class research and development in the commercialization of Advanced Materials in the field of devices for the Internet of Everything, printed electronics, additive manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and other critical sectors; pioneering an exciting field in the most exciting of times.
Dr. Smith received his PhD in the field of Chemistry from the University of Bath, England in 1991, was an NSERC Fellow from 1995 to 1997, and in 2001 received an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto. He is the first Chairman of intelliFLEX, serves on the Board of Directors for NGM Canada and is also Chair of the Conference Board of Canada Council for Innovation and Commercialization.
Dr. Smith is a named inventor on 76 U.S, patents and has 16 publications.
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Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Services
As the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Patricia plays an instrumental role in helping shape and implement the long-term strategic vision for the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC).
Patricia was a key architect of XRCC’s Client Services Business initiated in 2012, the establishment of the Advanced Materials Innovation Hub model that helps startups bridge the gap between laboratory scale demonstration and commercializing research outcomes in the marketplace, and of the XRCC-NRC partnership to create CCAMM - the Canadian Campus for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Most recently, Patricia was part of a team that created and submitted the successful Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster bid as part of the Federal Government’s Innovative Superclusters Initiative
Patricia joined XRCC in 1990, has had overall responsibility for intellectual property agreements with external partners and other R&D institutions since 1999, and has been a member of XRCC’s Senior Leadership Team since 2004.
Director of Engineering
As Director of Scale-up Engineering (SUE) Lab Marko manages new process scale-up competency at Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). His team’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, new process engineering, process optimization for scale-up, quality assurance, technology transfer and start-up. As a member of XRCC Business Management team Marko is providing engineering support and expertise, from project planning and costing to project execution and project management and controls. Marko has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Belgrade, Serbia, and was an Industrial Post-doc at the University of Saskatchewan prior to joining XRCC in 1991. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a senior member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has co-authored 41 U.S. patents and 38 publications.
Director, Advanced Materials Laboratory
Pat’s team is responsible for the design and development of materials for Xerox applications and client activities at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Her research teams focus on Electronic Materials and Intelligent Devices, Inks, Coatings and Dispersions, Engineered Polymer Particles, and small molecule and polymer design and synthesis. This includes materials characterization and integration into devices for performance evaluation. Patricia received a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Waterloo in 1992, and then held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia administered by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Windsor in 1988. Patricia holds more than 20 U.S. patents on ink and toner technology and, along with three of her Xerox colleagues, was awarded the American Chemical Society’s Award for Team Innovation in 2011. Patricia joined the XRCC in 1995.
Business Development Manager
Matt is the Manager of Business Development for Client Services. His passion for using chemistry and materials to solve real-world problems is directed toward the development and commercialization of his clients' technologies. He is co-inventor on more than 40 U.S. patents and patent applications and his work has helped to bring new organic photoreceptor materials, printed electronics materials and a coatings platform to market. Matt's technical training includes an Honours B. Sc. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award for creating a strategically important IP portfolio. Matt joined Xerox Research Centre of Canada in 2006.
Manager, Human Resources and Operations
Corina is aligned with the leadership team to help create and operationalize the Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s strategy by supporting cross-organizational operational projects and initiatives through the various departments including, Library, Environmental Health & Safety, Information Technology, and Facilities. She also provides leadership and management for all of the human resource programs related to attracting, retaining and developing employees at the XRCC. She ensures management is able to fulfill their human resource responsibilities and provides counsel and coaching to employees on all human resource policies, programs and procedures.
In his role as Controller, Tom is responsible for the overall financial and accounting operations for the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). With more than 10 years of experience working as a financial professional, Tom most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer at a privately funded holding company and brings expertise in financial modeling, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Tom received a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Guelph as well as his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) accreditation from The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario. Tom joined XRCC in 2017.