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The iCompass Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Paulin Laberge as the company’s new CEO. This change in leadership was precipitated by the departure of iCompass Founder / President & CEO, Todd Stone, who on June 10, 2013, was appointed to the Executive Council of BC as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as Deputy House Leader. These appointments followed on the heels of Todd’s election in May 2013 as MLA for Kamloops – South Thompson. The Stone family remains the majority shareholder of the company.
As the new CEO of iCompass, Paulin is a well-known BC technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Paulin has held a variety of technical and managerial positions in several public and private companies. He has first-hand experience in building and running organizations, developing effective strategies, securing financing, developing market-leading products, establishing strategic alliances, and marketing and selling domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining iCompass as CEO, Paulin was an active member of the iCompass Board of Directors for nearly 3 years so he is intimately familiar with the customers, operations and employees of iCompass.
Paulin is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) and serves as Director of the BCIC Mentor Program. While at BCIC, he has developed several programs to help technology entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into growing businesses. Prior to BCIC, Paulin was Chair and CEO of Con-Space Communications and has been CEO of three other BC-based technology companies. In addition, Paulin has been an advisor and mentor to numerous technology companies.
Paulin is past Chair of ACETECH, a leader of ACETECH’s Growth Strategy Program and a member of the Science World Equity Committee. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Paulin is married to Lea and they have two grown children, Madeline and Justin.
“From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank the best customers and most dedicated employees one could ever work with. The success of iCompass rests upon the shoulders of truly amazing people I have been fortunate to work for and with over the past decade and a half,” said outgoing President and CEO Todd Stone. “The future of iCompass has never been brighter. With Paulin at the helm the company will be well positioned to build upon the solid foundation we have forged over the last 14-plus years ” added Stone.
“Since joining the iCompass Board of Directors in 2010, I have come to truly cherish the partnerships we’ve built with local governments, school districts and post secondary institutions across North America,” said incoming CEO Paulin Laberge. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many members of the iCompass family as soon as possible so we can continue to build stronger governance together,” added Laberge.
Watch for details related to an official farewell to our founder, Todd Stone, in the near future. For a full bio on Paulin Laberge follow this link.
Everyone at iCompass thanks you for your loyalty and continued support.
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