Biography: Michael Curry

Michael Curry

Executive Director (acting),
NRC IRAP Ontario

Michael Curry is Executive Director (acting) of the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) for the Ontario region. He joined the NRC in 2008.

Before becoming Executive Director for IRAP Ontario, Michael served as both a regional Director and an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) with IRAP, working with small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) across the innovation spectrum.

Prior to joining IRAP, Michael held management positions at Johnson Controls, as a Technical Manager and Technical Processing Manager, proceeded by various Engineering positions. Michael's early career in engineering was spent at Fishercast and TriMag Magnesium Die Casting and Machining.

He is active in Scouts Canada and is an avid outdoorsman and camper.

A professional engineer, Michael holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Lakehead University and is a Six Sigma Greenbelt.