Marlene Conway Diels was appointed Ontario Regional Director for CARIC in May 2016.

She is an inventor with several patents held, and has founded and developed several companies, most notably in the environmental sector. Ms. Conway Diels received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her years of service in the aerospace industry, promoting excellence in education, and in leading environmental preservation initiatives. She brings solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by small business through the founding of her own business, Envision Technologies in 2002.

With more than a decade of experience as a Project Manager with the Ontario Aerospace Council, Marlene has supported industry, government and organizations by providing critical strategic, technical, supply chain and collaborative development and implementation services. She also is an expert independent external reviewer for a variety of funding programs for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

Ms. Conway Diels is educated in Marketing and Business Administration and has associate degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. She is a Board Member of the Southern Ontario Defence Association (SODA) and the national Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA) organization.