Lyndon is responsible for the overall direction, operations and strategic leadership of the Centre. This includes team building and mentorship, public relations, business development and outreach to key industry partners and the successful development and implementation of food and beverage innovation services that meet industry demand for workforce, economic, and talent development.
Lyndon joined the Research & Innovation division after a diversified career, beginning in the culinary arts and eventually leading to economic development, management consulting and business planning. He earned his Culinary Red Seal, and he holds a combined degree in Political Sciences and Labour Studies from Brock University, and a certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.
With a passion for food, business development, and strategic planning, Lyndon brings a client-centred focus to the Innovation Centre which recognizes that twinning talent development and knowledge transfer through value-driven R&D supports are key ingredients to the recipe for economic success.
Lyndon is also on the Board of Directors of Tech-Access Canada: a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the pan-Canadian network of 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs) – leaders in college applied research and developing new innovative products and solutions using technology.