Rob Salmon, former KPMG Tax Partner joins QWIP
QWIP Systems Inc. has announced the engagement of Rob Salmon as a Senior Adviser to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors of the Corporation has engaged Rob Salmon, CA, as a Senior Adviser to the Corporation and its US subsidiary, QWIP Technologies, Inc. Mr. Salmon, a former tax partner of KPMG (Canada) LLP, has served as a senior officer and director of a number of public companies.
At KPMG LLP, Mr. Salmon’s practice focused on taxation and corporate finance. He was lead partner on a number of major engagements related to re-financings, “going public” transactions, acquisitions, mergers, structuring of international operations and technology transfers.
QWIP System Inc., through its US subsidiary, QWIPTECH, holds a world wide exclusive license from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to produce and sell infrared detectors and sensors based on their QWIP technology. This technology developed by the renowned NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has many applications in defense as well as in the field of security and surveillance. To date, in excess of US$15 million has been spent on developing the QWIP technology, which in April 2001 was inducted into the NASA Space Hall of Fame. The Company is currently developing of an aerial land mine detection system for the US Army Research Laboratory. It has also been contracted by SELEX, a world renowned leader in infrared systems, to supply infrared detectors for their Sigma Hunter large format infrared camera.