Biography: Ray Hoemsen

Ray Hoemsen

Council Member

Ray Hoemsen is the President and Managing Director of Hoemsen & Associates Inc. (trading as NEXUS Manitoba). He provides professional services related to the Business of Science, with a focus on applied research, innovation, technology transfer and Canada's SR&ED program.

Mr. Hoemsen has specialized in The Business of Sciencesince 1986, after first working with Versatile Farm Equipment and the Manitoba Research Council. Recently retired (May 2020) as the Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation at Red River College, he has served as the University of Manitoba's founding Director of the Industry Liaison Office, the Vice-President/Director of Operations for the University's Smart Park Development Corporation, and the inaugural Visiting Executive/Manager of NSERC-Prairies; as well as with the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, TRLabs, and the University of Winnipeg.

Ray has volunteered with over 70 professional, technical, sports, and community organizations; and continues to serve with boards or governing bodies of organizations such as the EnviroTREC Canadian Environmental Test Research and Education Center, the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and (Manitoba) Vehicle Technology Centre.

Mr. Hoemsen holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (University of Manitoba) and is an alumnus of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.

Mr. Hoemsen was appointed to the NRC Council in June 2019. He was re-appointed for a second mandate in September 2022.