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Neil Huff

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre
Managing Director
As Managing Director of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, Neil Huff leads Western Canada’s first clean technology accelerator, launched in March 2013, as a not-for profit corporation to foster the growth of small and medium size businesses in the development and commercialization of viable technology solutions to create and produce energy more efficiently and responsibly. Funded by the BC Innovation Council and IRAP, Foresight is dedicated to providing everything it takes to see SMEs working in clean energy succeed. Neil has over 30 years of experience in operational and senior management positions with companies ranging from seed stage start-ups to multi-nationals such as GE and Rockwell International. He spent 5 years as CEO of Ballard Powers lithium battery division and was instrumental in spinning that division out of Ballard, which was subsequently purchased by Eagle Picher Energy Products. He was most recently co founder, President and CEO of Tekion Inc. which was founded in 2003 to commercialize low cost micro fuel cell systems using formic acid as a fuel. Neil has a Chemical Engineering degree from Queens University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.