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Gary Elfstrom

Gary Elsfstrom - Director, Business and Development

PEng, PhD

Gary Elfstrom Consulting Inc.

ACE Consultant - Business Development

Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Gary provides expert consulting services for Industry and Academic customer development at ACE. As part of his responsibilities, he works with John Komar, ACE's Director, Engineering and Operations. to establish test-execution models and user-fee structures, and identify and tap into potential markets. He provides consultation on a project-by-project basis. As part of the marketing team, he works with John Komar as well as ACE General Manager Don Toporowski, to extend awareness in the marketplace and develop market strategies. Gary brings to the university an extensive network of contacts developed through decades of industry achievement.

Working with John Komar, Gary makes recommendations to develop capabilities and business offerings, including diversification into non-automotive markets. He brings with him aerodynamic expertise and provides engineering strength and mentoring to the ACE organization, students and colleagues.

Before joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, he was Co-Founder and then Vice-President of Business Development at Aiolos Engineering Corporation, a Toronto, Ontario-based global company that designs, builds and maintains technically advanced test facilities, including wind tunnels and test chambers, to meet client aerodynamic, aero-acoustic and environmental testing needs.


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