Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Vice-Chair of the Board, 2018

Executive Director and CEO of RPC

Eric’s career includes over 25 years of leadership in the application of science and technology in sectors including advanced manufacturing, space science, aerospace, and wireless communications. He has participated in numerous federal and provincial innovation

policy initiatives including assessments and expert panels.  Eric’s board experience includes Genome Canada, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Innoventures Canada, the Center for Nuclear Energy Research, Genome Atlantic, and the New Brunswick Environmental Industries Association.

Eric’s accomplishments include serving as the Project Engineer for Canada’s first interplanetary space instrument (a mission to Mars), the General Manager of an internationally recognized visual factory, COM DEV Wireless and leadership of Canada’s top lab for cannabis testing and applied research.  His education includes a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration, a combination that has served him well in seeking science-based solutions for business.

Eric was appointed Executive Director and CEO of RPC in 2004.  RPC is a research and technology organization (RTO) headquartered in Fredericton, NB.  RPC’s complement of 165 scientists, engineers and technologists are supported by well-equipped labs to perform analytical testing and applied research.

Passionate about market-led innovation, Eric emphasizes the need to generate economic or social value for invention to become innovation.