VP Business Development, Marinvent
Phil Cole joined Marinvent as VP Business Development in December 2011. Since that date, Phil has also taken up roles of VP Business Development for Marinvent’s Advanced Aerospace Solutions Joint Venture and for Marinvent’s recently-launched sister company Certification Center Canada. He is responsible for all front-end of the business activities of the company including marketing, sales, business development and contracts for all three companies. Phil has worked in the aerospace and defense industry for 30 years since graduating from Brighton University in England with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1986. Phil also serves as a member of AIAC’s Technology and Innovation Working Group, on the Board of Engineering and Commerce CASE Competition and the Industry Board of NSERC-NCADE at Concordia University.
Phil is a hands-on, customer-oriented, executive with a track record of successfully building small-to-medium sized aerospace and defense businesses, leading to their acquisition. Phi l is also a specialist in certifiable embedded systems and software, simulation and qualifiable software tools and led the implementation and launch of the world’s first certifiable embedded OpenGL driver, the world’s first qualifiable graphics prototyping and design tool and the world’s first DO-254 certification kit for a COTS embedded graphics device and the world’s first certifiable OpenGL subset API specification.