Board of Directors

Don Anderson


During a professional career at Ontario Hydro which spanned more than 30 years, Mr. Anderson held positions of Director of New Business Ventures, Vice-President of Engineering and Construction, and General Manager of Nuclear Power. For his significant contributions to and achievements in the development of Canada’s nuclear power industry, he received the 1996 Ian McCrae Award from the Canadian Nuclear Association.

He is presently the Chairman of Shaman Power Corporation, a private hydroelectric company owning power stations in Ontario, and a member of the Toronto Board of Trade. He is also a past Board member of the Canadian Innovation Centre in Waterloo and the Trent Rapids Power Corporation.

Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering Physics) degree from the University of Toronto. He subsequently did three years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Engineering Medal of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Bernie MacIsaac


Bernie MacIsaac is the founder and former President & CEO of Gastops.

Mr. MacIsaac began his professional career as a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, where he was responsible for the development of novel control and health monitoring concepts for gas turbine power plants. He founded Gastops in 1979 and, under his leadership, the firm became a leading technology-based company in the fields of machinery condition monitoring, maintenance and control.

He served as the President & CEO of Gastops until 2007, at which time he turned over operational management of the company to Dave Muir and devoted his efforts to Board service and ongoing development of the company’s R&D capabilities.

He is a past-President and Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, a past-Chairman of PRECARN, a network of companies engaged in pre-competitive R&D, and a past-Chairman of the Research Management Committee of IRIS, an NSERC National Centre of Excellence.

In 2008, Mr. MacIsaac was the recipient of the C.D. Howe award for his achievements in planning, policy and leadership in aeronautics in Canada.

Mr. MacIsaac earned an Honors Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and Master and Ph.D. of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Carleton University.

Steve Hayes

Board Member

Steve Hayes was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2006.

As the President of Parker Aerospace and an Officer and Vice-President of Parker Hannifin Corporation from 1993-2003, Mr. Hayes lead Parker Hannifin’s Aerospace business through a period of rapid and profitable growth which included the consolidation and relocation of several divisions, major acquisitions, productivity improvements and the development of a systems capability for aircraft fuel, hydraulics, engine and flight control systems. Prior to being named as President, Mr. Hayes’ 30+ year career at Parker Aerospace also included executive roles as an Aerospace Group Vice-President and General Manager of both the Controls Systems and Fuel Products Divisions of the Aerospace Group.

Mr. Hayes served on the Chief Executive Roundtable of the University of California Irvine, the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association and the Board of Governors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

He received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Whittier College, California.

Eric Larson

Board Member

Eric Larson was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2016.

He is a career energy industry leader with 30 years’ experience growing and improving customer focused businesses.

At a private US solar power development firm, he guided expansion from California into eight other state markets. As Chief Operating Officer of ACES Power, he was instrumental in growing a business serving 50 gigawatts of power generation and demand for electric cooperative utilities and other wholesale market customers. Previously, Larson held an appointment to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power, leading a financial turnaround as their first Chief Risk Officer. He also played a leading role in starting up new gas and power marketing businesses at two investor-owned utilities, PG&E and Entergy. He developed international oil business for Chevron and created a successful energy sales and trading franchise for Goldman Sachs in Europe.

Eric Larson received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Chemical Engineer.

Pierre Coulombe

Board Member

Dr. Pierre Coulombe was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2011.

Dr. Coulombe was formerly the President of the National Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC) and held several executives positions in the public and private sectors in Québec. Prior to his NRC-CNRC appointment, his former roles included Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, and President and CEO of both the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal and Infectio Diagnostic Inc (IDI). Dr. Coulombe’s various public service positions with the Québec provincial government culminated in his Assistant Deputy Minister appointments for Technology with the ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce and for Operations with the ministère du Commerce extérieur et de la Technologie.

Dr. Coulombe holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics Engineering) degree and a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from Laval University. He is a member of l’Odre des Ingénieurs du Québec and an associate member of the CFA Institute.

David Stapley

Board Member

David Stapley was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2014.

Mr. Stapley has extensive leadership experience in the Defence industry in Canada and globally as both a public servant and industry executive. He is a former President of DRS Technologies Canada Inc., Group President of DRS Technologies Inc. responsible for the company’s operations in Canada, the UK, California, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Mr. Stapley finished his professional career as Senior Vice-President of International Business Development/Government Relations of DRS Technologies Inc. where he was responsible for corporate strategy. Before joining DRS, he was part of the leadership team of Spar Aerospace serving as Vice-President of Government Relations, Chief of Staff to the CEO and President of the SPAR Defence Division. While in government Mr. Stapley held a senior position under the Director General International Programs in the Department of National Defence.

Mr. Stapley is member of the Board of OMX, the provider of a unique industry-led software platform for connecting businesses in the international defence, aerospace, and security industries. He is a past-Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Securities Industries, a former Board member of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and a former member of the Canadian NATO Industrial Advisory Group. He also served on the Board of Governors of Algonquin College.

David Muir


Dave Muir was named President & CEO of Gastops in May 2007

Mr. Muir began his career at Pratt & Whitney Canada as an Analyst in the Structures and Dynamics department. He joined Gastops in 1981 and held positions of progressive responsibility within Engineering and Senior Management, including the positions of VP, Marketing and Sales and Executive Vice President prior to his appointment to President & CEO.

Mr. Muir serves on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). He is also a past-President and Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).

Mr. Muir earned Bachelor and Master of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Carleton University.

Bennett M. Croswell

Board Member

Bennett Croswell was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2017.

As President of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines business, Mr. Croswell oversaw the development, production, and support of the company’s military engine offerings, including the 5th generation F119 and F135 engines for the F-22 and F-35 fighters, the F100 for the F-15/F-16, the F117 for the C-17, and the PW4062 for the KC-46A. He also oversaw the development of the B-21 bomber engine and the Small Military Engine and Advanced Engine Program sectors.

During his 35+ year career with Pratt & Whitney, he served in several other important leadership roles. Mr. Croswell was the Vice-President responsible for F135 and F119 Programs, Military Development Programs, and Advanced Programs and Technology, and was part of three Collier Trophy Award winning teams for his contributions to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, and the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration.

Mr. Croswell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduated from the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Va.

He presently serves as Chair of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Advisory Board.


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