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New director announced for Western Research Park

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A new executive director has been found for the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.

Katherine Albion joined the Park shortly after graduating from Western University in 2007 with a Ph.D. in engineering science.

She has served in a number of capacities there and won awards from The Canadian Academy of Engineering and Western’s Faculty of Engineering.

Albion, who began on Jan. 2, replaces Tom Strifler, who will retire after a short transition.

“The board thanks Tom for his professionalism and insight over the last four years and offers its sincerest congratulations to Katherine,” said board chair Mike Bradley.

Strifler became executive director in 2013 and is credited with increasing the park’s occupancy rate to 93%.

The research park was created in 2003 with the inception of the Community Development Corporation, which is owned by Lambton County.








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