Tyromer appoints new director and chairman

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A developer of rubber devulcanization technology, Tyromer, has appointed Tom Corr as director and chairman. He will bring experience in commercialization, innovation, corporate management and board governance, the Canadian company said.

Corr’s academic degrees and certifications include a Doctor of Business Administration degree, an MBA from the University of Toronto, an advanced post graduate diploma in management consultancy and ICD.D certification as a corporate director.

During the past 10 years Corr has served as president and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), an organization that focuses on supporting the commercialization of academic intellectual property, industry-academic collaborations and the development and adoption of emerging technologies.

Prior to that he held the joint positions of president and CEO of the Accelerator Centre at the Waterloo Research and Technology Park and associate vice president of commercialization at the University of Waterloo.

His career has also included over 30 years in the IT and investment sectors serving as managing partner at Catalyst Partnership, founder and CEO of Momentum Systems, founder and CEO of Applied Development Corp. and president of Canadian Data Processing Corporation.

Corr remains a board director at OCE while also serving as chairman of C-FER Technologies. In addition, he is vice chairman of Ontario Genomics which is focused on stimulating, enabling and nurturing genomics innovation in the province of Ontario.

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