Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) Jeremy Harrison is pleased to announce that Mike Crabtree has assumed responsibility as the president and chief executive officer of the SRC on April 1, 2019. He replaces Dr. Laurier Schramm, who stepped down from the position at the end of March.
Crabtree joined SRC in 2013 as vice-president of energy, working to advance technology research and development for the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan, Canada and worldwide. Crabtree has more than 35 years of research and development experience spanning a range of industrial sectors, and has held numerous senior positions in corporate, government and international organizations throughout his career. In addition to technology innovation and leadership, he has proven international experience in converting research and development into commercial technology.
Crabtree is recognized for driving business growth for both global leaders and start-ups in the oil and gas, renewable energy and environmental sectors.
“Mike’s breadth of experience, both in Saskatchewan and overseas, will bode well as he continues to make this province a leader in research and innovation in Canada,” said Harrison. “I wish Laurier the best and thank him for his service and commitment to growing and strengthening the Saskatchewan economy through the responsible application of science and technology.”
Read the full news release on the Government of Saskatchewan website.