The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Hood as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Hood brings to CIMTEC more than 20 years’ experience managing start-ups and joint ventures. He will play a key role in helping innovative Canadian medical imaging technologies make the leap from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Mr. Hood comes to CIMTEC from the Genesis Centre, Memorial University’s business incubator, where he was President and CEO. He is also CEO and co-founder of Ucentrik Inc. Over his career in Canada, the US and internationally, he has focused on establishing vision, strategy and direction for a number of organizations; providing consistent and focused building of profitable businesses; managing multi-site operations; and transforming organizations through change management.
“I am greatly looking forward to working with CIMTEC,” said Mr. Hood. “Canada has a wealth of resources and expertise in medical imaging technology. I am excited to be able to help Canadian start-ups transform their new innovations into viable commercial products and successful companies that build our economy while improving health and the healthcare system.”
“We are delighted that Greg is bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to CIMTEC,” said Dr. Ian Smith, Chair of CIMTEC’s Board of Directors. “He will play a critical role in achieving CIMTEC’s vision of being a driving force in the advancement and growth of the Canadian medical imaging technology sector.”
“CIMTEC has helped us develop our breast cancer screening innovations. It has supplied us with an executive in residence and provided us with important business development advice and engineering services,” said Dr. Alla Reznik, the founder of Radialis Medical and a Canada Research Chair in Physics of Medical Imaging. “We are looking forward to the further growth we will be able to experience with Greg’s input and advice.”
The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) exists to facilitate the commercialization of important and world-leading medical imaging technology, so that Canadians can reap the health and economic benefits of these innovations. The Centre provides technology development services to help researchers, start-ups and small and medium-sized companies bring their imaging innovations to the marketplace. The Centre is a not-for-profit corporation supported by the Government of Canada through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program and by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).