E.B. (Ted) Cross

Ted joined the CIC in 1989 as the representative of the University of Waterloo when he was Director of the Technology Transfer and Licensing Office of the University of Waterloo. Ted was involved with technology transfer activities at Waterloo for over fourteen years from 1982 through 1996.  Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Ted spent 25 years in the Canadian chemical industry, completing his industrial career as President and General Manager of Chinook Chemicals Company which  he co-founded in 1966, and built the first Canadian methylamines plant at a “green field” site based on licensed-in technology.  Ted has a degree in Chemical Engineering  from the University of Toronto.

He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Licensing Executive Society – LES (USA and Canada) and was the Regional Vice President for Canada from 1999 – 2003.  He is a past-Chair of the Industry-University Transactions Working Group of the International LES or LESI and currently an International Delegate for LES USA and Canada.

At the community level, Ted was the Chair of the City of Waterloo’s Economic Development Committee (WEDC) and was a Founding Member and Director of Canada’s Technology Triangle Accelerator Network (CTTAN), now merged with Communitech, CTT’s Community Technology Association in Waterloo.