March 2nd, 2023, Vancouver, British Columbia – Syniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is proud to announce that one of its portfolio companies Patronus Technologies Inc (“Patronus”), has appointed Mike McGinty as Independent Director.
With extensive experience in the army as a trainer, educator, and strategic planner, Mike has demonstrated a consistent ability to lead, motivate, and drive success. He has taught tactical and strategic planning at the highest levels and has been selected to represent the United Kingdom in lecturing and mentoring at the Canadian Forces College. In his last role in the UK, he served as base commander of a flying station, leading a team of over 600 and responsible for all aspects of a community of over 2000 people and assets worth over $500 million.
Since leaving the army in 2014, Mike has remained active as a leader, serving as the head of Risk Management and Security at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus and leading and training the Canadian Armed Forces territorial response force for Emergency Management in the province of British Columbia.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to Patronus,” said Martin Cronin, CEO of Patronus, “His military background, expertise in emergency management and security, and strong leadership skills make him a perfect fit for the role. We look forward to the many contributions he will make to the growth and success of our company.”
About Patronus Technologies Inc
Patronus is a protective materials company that researches, develops, and commercializes advanced, adaptive materials. The company is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.
The mission is to produce novel protective products based on adaptive, lightweight composite materials. These materials change their “soft” properties upon impact, becoming ballistic resistant with superior weight-to-protection characteristics. The first applications are in the protection of military personnel. Additional applications cover sports and recreation, healthcare — especially fall protection — and industrial health and safety.
About Syniad Innovations
Founded in Vancouver in 2016, Syniad Innovations Inc originates and helps build breakthrough deep technology companies around cutting-edge advances in science & engineering born in Canadian Universities. Syniad addresses critical global challenges by partnering with exceptional researchers and providing them with the expertise and capital required to develop and commercialize their ideas into globally impactful products.
Martin Cronin, CEO