DR. HUGH WOODDirector and Chief Operating OfficerDr. Hugh Wood is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Engineering and in Applied Physics.He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan.After post-doctoral studies in Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Wood joined SED Systems in Saskatoon as an R&D engineer.He became manager of R&D for the company, directing the development of a full line of industrial monitors and controllers.
While with SED Systems
, Dr. Wood
also assisted with marketing activities for new products, especially the development of European markets in Scandinavia, Germany, Denmark and England for the industrial monitors.After a change of priorities at SED, Dr. Wood became a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and was the Department Head from 1993 until 2000.He
taught electronics and control systems and published a number of original papers in the area of automation and control.Some of his
research work, in conjunction with others, was adopted by the Government of Alberta and used as the basis for marketing agricultural products to Japan and other Pacific Rim countries.Dr. Wood has been a director of VCom Inc. since 1990, and has served on the boards of several other companies.He is currently Chief Operating Officer of VCom in Saskatoon.Dr. Wood also serves on the Minister's Council on Information Technology where he advises the Provincial Government on policy issues surrounding the growth and expansion of the IT industry in Saskatchewan.Dr. Wood serves on the Board of Directors of TRLabs, an international industry-university-government communications research consortium.He is also a volunteer Director of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.