ITAR - International Traffic in Arms Regulations, administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls under the Department of State.   DTrade- online portal for submission and administration of forms DS-2032 and DSP-5 TCP - Technology Control Plan TAA - Technical Assistance Agreement USML - US Munitions List AECA - Arms Export Control Act

Industrial Security Program

The Industrial Security Program is managed by the Industrial Security Service under Public Works and Government Services Canada. It is responsible for ISM - Industrial Security Manual OLISS - Online Industrial Security Services for the application and administration of Organizational Security Screenings and Personnel Security Screenings RFV - Request for Visit to allow screened personnel access to secure government sites and assets.

Joint Certification Program

JCP - Joint Certification Program, a joint program of the US and Canada to certify private entities and permit the cross-border sharing of unclassified military critical technical data between government and industry.

Import Export Canada

Proficient in import and export of controlled goods using government services EXCOL - Export Controls Online - for export permit applications and permit administration ECL - Export Control List CAED - Canadian Automated Export Declaration - software for generating and filing B13 declarations EIPA - Export Import Permits Act - General Export Permits   

SR&ED program administration

Scientific Research and Experimental Development refundable tax credit program of the Canada Revenue Agency Prepared annual tax credit calculations and assisted the accounting firm in the preparation of Form T661 filings


  Trained and experienced as a secondary school teacher Taught in public schools, private schools and university in three countries for ten years Able communicator in live presentations and in writing  Skilled at preparing, presenting and evaluating instructional material for technical subjects Former member of Toastmasters, and holder of multiple trophies for public speaking  

Automated Export System administration

AES (Automated Export System) is a facility of US Customs and Border Protection, in the Department of Homeland Security for the authorization of exports, in this case exports of technical data and defense articles subject to the ITAR 

SADI program administration

SADI (Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative), formerly Technology Partnerships Canada; a contribution program of Industry Canada ( Experienced with quarterly and annual filings and reporting

Microsoft Dynamix accounting

Experienced in Accounts Receivable and Project Accounting modules

Designated Official

Canadian Controlled Goods Directorate approval to act on behalf of NGRAIN Canada Corporation in the conduct of personnel security assessments, and other duties  Successfully re-approved and passed inspections carried out over seven years at two sites authorized to possess Controlled Goods

Occupational First Aid

Level II 

QMS internal auditor

ISO9000 Quality Management System internal auditor


Assist a Canadian corporation to achieve and maintain registration with the Controlled Goods Directorate, in accordance with the Controlled Goods Regulations, allowing the possession, examination and transfer of Controlled Goods, including defense articles and technical data subject to the US Department of State ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)


Vocational Interests

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • ITAR
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade
  • NATO affairs
  • Security
  • Society for International Affairs (


  • Ancestry
  • Camping
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Painting and drawing
  • Running
  • Woodworking


  • CUSO
  • Scouts Canada


Security clearance:

  • Reliability Status granted by the Industrial Security Services of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa
  • A Reliability Status is mandatory for individuals when the duties or tasks of a position or contract necessitate access to PROTECTED information and assets, regardless of the duration of an assignment. A Reliability Status is the result of the Reliability Screening process.
  • Granted 2012-05-03
  • Valid until 2022-05-03

NGRAIN Commendations

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2000 - Present

Manager Security Ops and Export Control

NGRAIN Canada Corp

  • Maintain registration of NGRAIN Canada Corporation with Controlled Goods Directorate in accordance with Controlled Goods Regulations; appointed as Designated Official
  • Maintain registrations of NGRAIN US Corporation with Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), assisting the Empowered Official
  • Manage US Dept of State Technical Assistance Agreements with major US defense contractors and Canadian sublicensees
  • Obtain and manage export permits issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
  • Apply for and obtain significant contribution to cash flow through government contribution programs and tax credits
  • Obtain copyright registration for commercial software titles
Jul 1983 - Jul 2000

Chief Technologist

Hewitt Rand Corporation

  • Chief Technologist for Hewitt Rand Corporation headquartered in Bothell, WA; a manufacturer and distributor of microcomputers and servers
  • Quality Assurance Manager for Hewitt Rand Corporation in Richmond, BC, Canada
  • Previously served as 
    • Product Manager, 
    • Government/Institutional Sales, 
    • Sales Manager and 
    • Sales Representative

Implemented and maintained an ISO 9000 Quality Control System 

Microsoft and NOVELL Labs partner for hardware certifications

Saw the company grow from a single retail outlet to an international chain of sales and distribution offices.


Sep 1977 - May 1978

Professional Year (Secondary)

University of British Columbia

awarded First Class in Secondary Graduate Transfer program

March 1978 "...our records indicate that to this time classroom performance has been good to outstanding."


Sep 1978 - Present

Professional Certificate

BC Ministry of Education
Jun 2006 - Present

Physical Security

Nov 2006 - Present

QMS Internal Auditor

RABQSA International
1995 - 2013

Registered Partner

Intel® Technology Provider Program
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011

Occupational First Aid, Level II

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