As the CEO of Quanser, Paul Gilbert is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s business vision. His mission is to expand the base of Quanser's systems into critical controls research applications and educational labs at academic institutions throughout the world. A leader in Business Management, Paul has over two decades of experience developing SME companies in North America, along with a wealth of international experience developing global partner relationships and R&D-oriented projects. Paul joined Quanser in 2002 and, working with founder Dr. Jacob Apkarian, has successfully taken the company to its current position as the world leader in its field. Prior to joining Quanser, Paul held positions as CEO for FTT Ltd. and President of Strapex Canada. Prior to these roles he was a design engineer at the Schlumberger UK Aerospace Division and then led Schlumberger Canada’s Sales and Marketing team in the Energy Management sector. Paul holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K.