Anna Ivanova

Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON

Discussion created by Anna Ivanova on Jul 24, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2015 by Fenton Heirtzler


Technology Leader



Roles and Responsibilities

The Technology Leader is accountable for driving GreenCentre technical work forward in a safe, productive and cost-effective manner. GreenCentre’s ultimate goal is to leverage our three distinct lines of business and become financially sustainable, while enhancing and improving our ability to deliver on the mandates entrusted to us by the federal and provincial governments.


The Technology Leader will:

  • Lead the R&D activities at the Kingston and Mississauga facilities
  • Align the activities of technical team to the business plan and ensure accountability and responsibility are
  • fully understood, assigned and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that EH&S is properly managed at GreenCentre facilities
  • Develop and train high performance teams, build alliances and emphasize high morale, promoting effective teamwork



  • Experience leading R&D groups or project teams. Possibly a small business or start-up, or as a division within a larger company
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a research and business development venue and with a focus on scaling-up new technologies
  • Has worked successfully with entrepreneurs and scientists in new business development activities, and with large multi-divisional organizations
  • Experience in a business that sells technology based services or products to customers
  • Experience with patents and the patenting process
  • Experience in client relations/management and presentation of complex technical material to a diverse audience
  • Experience in managing health and safety in a laboratory setting with its inherently higher risk, providing leadership, attention and focus to achieve a safe work place


Qualification Requirements

  • A graduate science degree (Masters or PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering)
  • 7 to 10 years experience in an advanced chemical research environment - scale-up experience is an  asset
  • the ability to function as a team member and work within a team environment
  • proven organizational and problem-solving skills and an ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • must be able to work flexible hours
  • currently legally entitled to work in Canada