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Bruce Wallace

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) announced October 3 that Bruce Wallace will become its President and CEO beginning October 15, 2019.

In a NII media release, Bruce brings to NII rich private and public sector experience in innovation networks and economic development, and comes from Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster.

Bruce moved into these fields after a long career as a journalist and media executive living and working across North America, Europe and Asia for Maclean’s magazine and the Los Angeles Times with focus on critical energy and environmental public policy issues.

A Southampton resident, Bruce will work out of NII’s temporary location at 625 Goderich Street in Port Elgin until renovations at NII’s new location are complete. The new space is expected to be fully operational by January 2020.

“Bruce’s experience in establishing superclusters and his connectivity with the innovation community will help bring to life our vision of creating an industry leading applied research centre, and an educational and economic development platform," said Mike Rencheck, Chair of NII’s Board of Directors.

Frank Saunders, who assumed the role of President and CEO of NII since the Institute was launched in May 2018, will move on to focus on leading research for Bruce Power that support advancing new technologies.