Vice President of Business Development and Commercialization
Charles holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA). As the VP Business Development and Commercialization for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, Charles endeavours to create long-term value (commercialization, revenue generation, leveraging funds, networking, collaboration) for organizations and clients by identifying business development opportunities with both the public and private client segments. Charles leads CEMI’s Commercialization Support Services division and is responsible for identifying and securing opportunities to help clients close the commercialization gap associated with introducing new technologies into the mining value stream. His role also includes leading in proposal development initiatives, securing global partnerships and collaborators to participate in program or project initiatives. Charles also works to advance the overall organizational strategic objectives. Currently, Charles is leading CEMI in delivering Commercialization Support Services for the Canadian Mineral Processing Ecosystem via Crush It! and also leading in the development of the Commercialization Support Services for the proposed national Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network.