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Mr. Shawn Blakney

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Senior Director of Global Technology and Innovation, Celestica

Shawn is presently the  Senior Director of Global Technology and Innovation at Celestica. In this role, he is responsible for leading a centralized team of subject matter experts in North America and Asia in technology roadmapping and industry trend analysis; materials research; factory automation; test strategies; optical component manufacturing processes; and Microelectronics. 

Within Shawn’s mandate at Celestica, is to advise the executive on technology investments to enable growth and drive productivity. He also engages both federal and provincial  governments in supporting  policy and partnership with industry.

Shawn also leads the team that operates Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP Inc), a Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE). Passionate about entrepreneurship and the alignment of research and industry as a driver of economic growth in the hardware space, Shawn supports ReMAP by serving in an advisory capacity for technology commercialization.

Shawn has more than 25 years of experience in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) sector with leadership roles in Operations Engineering, Corporate Process Development, Operations, Supply Chain Services, After-market services, Engineering Services and Business development.

He has a B.Sc Eng in Computer Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a Lean and Six Sigma champion. 

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