David Simpson
Executive Director

Mr. Simpson has broad national and international experience in defining and implementing aerospace research and development programs and partnerships. His background includes service with the Canadian Air Force and over 25 years with the National Research Council where his appointments included Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory, Director General of the Institute for Aerospace Research and a term as Vice President of Technology and Industry Support.

Alfonz Koncan,
Director of Business Development and Government Relations

Mr. Koncan has had a long career in academe, the private and the public sectors. His career has been built in Ontario and Manitoba working with SME’s, universities, research institutions, hospitals, colleges and aboriginal communities. During his career, a broad set of technology transfer skills and business management skills were honed while developing a considerable investment portfolio of projects. Alfonz Koncan has had a key role supporting role in the development of an industry- lead exercise, which established the first Manitoba Aerospace Technology Roadmap.