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Ken Webb

Ken Webb

Ken Webb is a professional engineer with an esteemed career focused on project management, education and aerospace. Originally from Winnipeg, Ken received his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the Royal Military College of Canada, followed by a Master’s Degree from University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Ken’s career began in public service, first in the Department of National Defense, followed by Manitoba Energy and Mines and Manitoba Highways and Transportation. Ken developed extensive experience in engineering, operations, construction and project management.

In 1990, Ken joined Red River College as Dean of Technology & Trades. He then spent the next 20 years as Vice President Academic and Research, providing academic vision, leadership and strategic direction to Manitoba’s second largest post-secondary institution. As the college grew into a multi-campus polytechnical institution it added new programming; established applied degrees, research centres, regional campuses, and international operations; and created a School of Indigenous Education.

In 2012, Ken became the Executive Director of the Manitoba Aerospace Association, where he promoted trade and business development in Manitoba’s aerospace industry on a national and international level. His most recent position is the Principal of Intelligent Synthesis, where he supplies clients with research,  planning and executive management services to support strategic initiatives.

Ken has served as a director and executive member on many boards and councils in the fields of education, aerospace, defence, science, engineering, technology, social services and healthcare. Ken has also published journal articles on organizational development and strategic planning.

He is currently the Chair of the Manitoba Apprenticeship and Certification Board as well as a director of the Composites Innovation Centre, New Directions Manitoba, Red River College Technology Access Centre and the Royal Western Canadian Aviation Museum. Ken is also the Honourary LCol for 38 Combat Engineering Regiment