Canadian Biomass Magazine

New executive director for BIC

July 4, 2016
By Brandi Cowen

July 4, 2016 – Murray McLaughlin has stepped down as the executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), but will continue on in the role of government and partner relations.

Effective July 1, Sandy Marshall will serve as executive director. Marshall brings a strong industry background to the role, having spent 30 years in various capacities with Polysar, Bayer, and Lanxess. Marshall has been a member of the BIC board since 2008 and the chairman for the last three years. Marshall has a strong understanding of the organization and its role.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to grow BIC into the future. Murray has done an outstanding job as executive director building BIC and I look forward to his continued support and mentorship,” Marshall said.

Bill White will replace Marshall as chairman of the BIC board. White is the retired president of DuPont Canada and has held a variety of global business unit leadership roles in his 34 years with E.I. DuPont de Nemours.

With the recently announced funding for BIC from the province of Ontario, McLaughlin felt it was time for fresh leadership to continue to grow BIC and the portfolio for the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance Investment Fund. With that focus in mind, the BIC board of directors recently reviewed BIC’s strategic plan.


The board strongly believes in its vision of “Creating jobs and economic value for Canada.” BIC accomplishes this through its mission, providing critical strategic investments, advice, and services to business developers of clean, green, and sustainable technologies.

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