Robert W. Faulder, P.Eng.

Executive Director (acting), Prairies
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Robert W. Faulder

Robert Faulder is the Executive Director (acting) with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) for the Prairies region. He joined NRC in 2003.

Before becoming Executive Director for IRAP Prairies, Robert served both as Regional Director for the Alberta South Region and before that as an IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).

Prior to joining NRC IRAP, Robert spent the majority of his career in the public sector supporting innovative SMEs.  He was a manufacturing engineer with the Alberta Research Council from 1988 to 1995 and an ITA with that organization from 1995 to 2003. Robert has supported the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) for 15 years on various committees serving to protect the public and further the engineering profession.

Robert has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and has spent the past 29 years working with SMEs in the areas of R & D.

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