Executive Director (acting), Atlantic & Nunavut
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Robert Faulder is the Executive Director (acting) with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) for the Atlantic and Nunavut region. He joined the NRC in 2003.
Before taking on this role, Robert was Regional Director for IRAP's Alberta South region. Prior to this, he was an IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA). More recently, Robert also served as acting Executive Director for the IRAP Prairies region.
Prior to joining NRC IRAP, Robert spent the majority of his career in the public sector supporting innovative SMEs. He was a manufacturing engineer with the Alberta Research Council from 1988 to 1995 and an ITA with that organization from 1995 to 2003. Robert has supported the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) for 15 years on various committees serving to protect the public and further the engineering profession.
Robert has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and has spent the past 29 years working with SMEs in the areas of R&D.