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Jason MacFarlane

Advanced Manufacturing cluster

Jason MacFarlane leads the Advanced Manufacturing cluster within Cleantech venture services at MaRS, supporting startups with product development and manufacturing, while also leveraging industry collaborations. He brings extensive product design and manufacturing expertise in a wide range of industries, including automotive, industrial automation and machine, consumer, medical, transportation and advanced technology.

Much of Jason’s experience comes directly from the various leadership roles he’s held, from supporting high-volume vehicle production at Chrysler to managing an engineering group driving product design and build in the transportation industry for Orion Bus Industries. Over the past 15 years as director of business development and engineering for CADmech Design, Jason has played a prominent role in growing the engineering services company to become a trusted partner to Canadian original equipment manufacturers. Through this leadership role, he’s developed a highly qualified technical team, rolled out a full range of product development services, conducted all sales activities and developed brand marketing content and strategies, all of which culminated in lasting customer relationships.

Jason is a registered professional engineer and has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University.