TEC Canada Chair Andrew Sinclair

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Sinclair

TEC Small Business Chair
GTA West, ON

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For Andrew, building high functioning teams is a business passion. He is an accomplished Technology Executive with extensive experience in R&D and commercialization in both private and public sector companies. Andrew supports organizations through a combination of management, business development and technical experience. He brings experience and strong connections with Federal and Provincial agencies that fund start-ups and SMEs.

Andrew has a wealth of experience having worked in the Greater Toronto Area over the past three decades. He has worked in R&D & Commercialization for Xerox, Ecoplastics, Ortech, Bodycote (a multinational where he was VP for a decade), and MaRS Innovation (enabling technology start-ups). Andrew has also been the CEO of two successful start-ups, including OtoSim which broke even in its second year, and has been around a decade. In addition, Andrew is a sessional lecturer in Entrepreneurship within the Masters of Engineering program at McMaster University and was Deputy Director at the government granting agency, NSERC, for a year. Andrew has mentored technology-based start-ups for a decade. As a TEC Chair, he continues his dedication to supporting entrepreneurs and growing companies to reach their full potential.

TEC Group Vision

Through a commitment to growth, Andrew looks forward to working with Knowledge-Based Small Business CEOs to take their companies (often mature start-ups) to the next level.  Start-ups are often transitioning from a ‘CEO-leads-everything’ mode to a more sustainable organizational structure. Andrew uses his experience in large and small organizations to look at issues through various lenses. Additionally, his R&D background positions him to understand important obstacles start-up businesses must overcome in the pursuit of success.


• Married over 35 years, two adult children
• Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry (1986), BSc Chemistry and Biochemistry (1981), University of Toronto
• Loves to travel

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,400 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 23,000 business leaders.

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