Geoff Clarkson, President and CEO
Geoff completed his engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1982, specializing in Systems Design Engineering. Throughout his career he has worked in maintenance and project roles in pulp and paper, mineral processing, water treatment, nuclear energy and chemical processing. In 1998, he established himself as an independent plant and project engineer for industrial clients and has worked throughout North America as well as Russia, Mexico, New Caledonia, and other locations. Throughout his work, he found a consistent gap in support for end users of equipment made from fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP).
Geoff developed the UTComp System, an innovative approach to non-destructive evaluation of FRP which gives end users reliable and valid information about their FRP assets.
His career has enabled the development of a high level of expertise in all aspects of the engineering, design, inspection and evaluation of FRP. Since 2006, Geoff has focused his attention on the development of non-destructive tools for evaluating FRP and providing useful reliability information to end users.
Jo Anne Watton, Chief Operating Officer
Jo Anne oversees UTComp’s operations – including customer service, marketing, human resources, finance and information systems. Since completing her post-graduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Jo Anne has spent years gaining leadership skills and experience in the not-for-profit, for-profit, research and government sectors.
During her time working for a major charitable organization, Jo Anne formed and led the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness. She was instrumental in the formulation of three bills being put before the House of Commons and the Province of Ontario. As a registered Federal Lobbyist, Jo Anne has been published in a number of journals and has spoken at many conferences. Her work has been quoted by the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and CBC.
Working closely with the CEO, Jo Anne now directs the internal team at UTComp to work in accordance with strategic objectives as developed by senior management and the Board of Directors.
- Julie Tyrer – Director of Accounts and Administration
- Chris Groves – Computer Programmer
- Rob Groves – Computer Programmer
- Guy Boudreau – Engineering Analyst
- Gueorgui (George) Ivanov – Engineering Analyst
- Mark Putt – Engineering Analyst
- Stephen Cha – Engineering Analyst