Jim Hanlon

Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Marine Research Institute (HMRI) (Halifax, NS)

Mr. Jim Hanlon assumed the role of CEO of the Halifax Marine Research Institute, a not-for-profit company established to foster collaborative ocean research among universities, government labs and private companies in May of 2012. Until February of 2012, he was the President of Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems in Halifax.  He and his partners sold their company to Ultra in May of 2008. 

Mr. Hanlon is an alumnus of Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering) with a degree in electrical engineering. He also has an MBA in marketing from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and is a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Hanlon is a 30-year veteran of the Canadian tech industry, having worked in design, marketing and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and New England. His career has spanned the aerospace and defence sectors as well as the marine environmental monitoring field. Over the years Mr. Hanlon has worked in senior management positions with several large publicly-traded multinationals, but he has also sampled the waters of the entrepreneurial well as an owner in two separate high tech companies that have successfully grown and been purchased by multinationals.

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