Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada is a network of private and public sector organizations working together to ensure that Canada is at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.


NGM Canada will position Canadian companies as global leaders in advanced manufacturing technologies, support them in the world's most competitive advanced manufacturing supply chains, and develop the world's most talented advanced manufacturing workforce, ensuring future prosperity for Canadians.

Guiding Principles

  • We must act urgently to ensure the future competitiveness of our manufacturing and technology sectors
  • Canadian businesses need to be at the forefront of innovation to compete and grow in global markets
  • Economic prosperity will be shaped by advanced technologies and next generation manufacturing
  • People are the most important drivers of innovation and business success - women and our diverse communities represent Canada's greatest untapped talent resources
  • Business leadership is most powerful when mobilized for both company and ecosystem advantages
  • Innovation is most valuable when applied to solving real problems
  • Our collective strengths depend on connectivity and collaboration
  • Prosperity for Canadians depends on sharing economic opportunities across communities and regions
  • The application of advanced technologies will enable industry growth together with improved environmental performance

NGMCanada Board of Directors

Linda HasenfratzChair - President, Chairman & CEO, Linamar
Bob MageeVice Chair - Chairman, Woodbridge Group
Jayson MyersSecretary and CEO, NGM Canada
Mike AndradeCEO, Morgan Solar
Mike BakerExecutive Director, Bluewater Wood Alliance
Rhonda BarnetPresident & COO, Steelworks Design
Chris BrownVice President, GDLS Canada
Tony ChahineCEO, Myant
Melissa CheeCOO, ventureLAB
Sean DonnellyPresident & CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Ryan GariepyCTO, Clearpath Robotics
Meric GertlerPresident, University of Toronto
Joris MynyDigital Factory Lead, Siemens Canada
Gerry RemersChairman, Expert Review Panel, Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
Jan De SilvaPresident & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Paul SmithVice President & Centre Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Salim TejaPresident, Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada Leadership Team

Jayson MyersCEO
Bilal HaffejeeCFO
Irene SterianCTO


Giles GhersonDeputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Province of Ontario
Iain KlugmanPresident & CEO, Communitech
Iain StewartPresident, National Research Council of Canada

Supercluster Working Group

David FransenSpecial Advisor
Bill MantelAssistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science
Cory MulvihillLead Executive, Policy & Public Affairs, MaRS Discovery District
Avvey PetersVice President, Partnerships, Communitech