Vice President and Centre Director
Paul Smith is Vice President and Centre Manager of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 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 helped create the Canadian Campus for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. This is a 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, enabling technologies for Industry 4.0; 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, served on the board of NGen Canada, and is past chair of the Conference Board of Canada Council for Innovation and Commercialization. Paul also serves as Vice Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Dr. Smith is a named inventor on 76 U.S patents and has 16 publications.
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.
Patricia joined XRCC in 1990 and has overseen the Centre’s intellectual property agreements with external partners and other R&D institutions since 1999. She has been a member of the XRCC Senior Leadership Team since 2004. Patricia currently sits on the Board of Directors of NGen Canada and on the inaugural Governing Board of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy located at McMaster University.
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.
Manager, Operations and Environment, Health and Safety
In his role, Brent oversees and implements all the Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and Xerox Canada to ensure compliance with Xerox Corporate standards and government regulations. He is currently playing an integral role in helping XRCC achieve certification to the EHS management system standards ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. Brent is also responsible for XRCC’s operations teams including Facilities Management and Information Technology.
Brent received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from McMaster University, a M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo and his MBA from Athabasca University. He currently serves as the Committee Chair of the Canadian Standards Association TC S369 Nanotechnology and holds more than 10 US patents. Brent joined XRCC in 1991.