Executive Vice Director of Innovation
Dr. Gary R. Heath is the Executive Vice Director of Innovation at INL. This new position aims to strengthen/expand the applied Innovation aspect of the world-class research performed at INL and deliver the benefits to society more quickly and effectively. This will involve establishing deeper alliances with global industrial partners, accelerating the creation of start-up and fostering further Government partnerships which fit with our goals.
Gary has a B.Sc. in Engineering and Materials Sciences, plus PhD in Physics from Warwick University in the UK. Directly after Gary started his long career in Industrial R&D, with International companies such as ABB in Germany, Atlas Copco in Switzerland and CEGB Power (Now RWE) in the UK. Most recently with Castolin Eutectic in USA, Germany and Switzerland where he has been concurrently Global CTO and Marketing VP for the last 11 years. Research topics have been advanced metallic/ceramic materials and coatings for industrial applications, wear protection and additive manufacturing. These were performed internally and with collaboration with global research Universities, Institutes and industrial partners.
Gary has an MBA in Management of Technology from EPFL in Switzerland, was the winner of the Swiss Innovation Award, elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials and Associate of the Institute of Marketing.