SBC April 13th – Roberto Racca, CCO, JASCO Applied Sciences

Hi everyone and welcome to Spring and our continuing SBC 25th year anniversary theme.

The meeting this month will feature a talk given by Roberto Racca, CCO, JASCO Applied Sciences.  JASCO (www.jasco.com) is a local Canadian corporation with fully owned operating companies in 5 countries and has, for over 35 years, provided services and equipment for the estimation and measurement of underwater noise and its potential effects on aquatic life.    

Last month, Terry Curran talked to us (YouTube Link) about some of the early history of IOS and local marine science and technology companies so, we are very fortunate this month to hear more about one of these very companies.  Roberto, who first started consulting with JASCO in 1986, later served as VP for R&D and took up the role of President & CEO in 2000 with the acquisition of the company by himself and two partners.  His talk, “Growing a niche company into a world leader”, will lead us through the eventful history of JASCO from its inception as a near-dedicated consulting firm to its position today as one of the most globally recognized names in the science and technology of underwater acoustics and bioacoustics.

I look forward to hearing more about one of our local company success stories and expect this will be an interesting and informative talk and follow-on discussion.

Note: For details, a printable meeting notice can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Agenda 13 Apr 2017

As always, the meeting is held at 7am on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Victoria Flying Club Dakota Café.

Please join us on Thursday 13th Apr., 2017 at 7am and, as before, please RSVP (cooke @ieee.org) only if you plan on attending. 

(we had over 40 attendees last month, so please rsvp at your earliest convenience)

Cheers,

Bill Cooke, P.Eng / Chairperson, Sidney Breakfast Club

e-mail: cooke@ieee.org / cell +1 (250) 881-4590

SBC March 9th – Terry Curran, P.Eng.

Continuing with our SBC 25th year anniversary theme, we are lucky to have one of the region’s original Industry builders and leaders speak to us this month.

Terry Curran, P. Eng.,  joined the embryonic Institute of Ocean Sciences in 1973 as a project engineer, and in 1980 became the Industrial Liaison Officer as well as Chief of Engineering Services.  He retired from IOS in 2012, and works part time for the Pacific Salmon Foundation creating and populating a website for marine data for BC.

Our topic on March 9th will be: “Early history of the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the local Marine Science and Technology Companies, 1970 – 2000”

In this talk, Terry will discuss the founding principles of the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the related development of the marine science and technology companies from an insider’s point of view.  Much of the growth occurred in the 1980s, and various federal policies and programs contributed to the resulting success of local companies.  Policy changes in the early nineties lead to the creation of the Sidney Breakfast Club, and a changed role for IOS.

Note: For details, a printable meeting notice can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Agenda 9th Mar 2017

As always, the meeting is held at 7am on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Victoria Flying Club Dakota Café.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday March 9th, 2017 at 7am and please RSVP (john@harbourdigitalmedia.com) only if you plan on attending.