Petawawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased to present Glen MacGillivray of Petawawa with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Glen MacGillivray received his BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Science from McMaster University in Hamilton in 1980. Glen continued graduate level fuel materials research there until AECL recruited him in 1982. A published scientist and group leader in advanced nuclear fuel development at AECL, Glen also forwarded research and specialized in neutron radiography techniques.
In 1994, Glen spun out his first business, Nray Services Inc. to apply his specialized technique of neutron radiography in the aviation industry which, among other things, keeps airplanes in the sky and allows them to fly further and faster. Glen is an active member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Glen’s passion for doing good in the world lead him to launch his second business, Glenergy Inc., and join the Rotary club of Petawawa both in 2001. Glenergy works in East Africa to extend microcredit to low-income, off-grid families as a means of accessing Glenergy solar-powered LED lighting. Glenergy enables the transition from kerosene to modern lighting– improving lives, environment, and livelihoods. He also seeks to give back to his community by extending internship opportunities to students and recent graduates, as well as providing second career opportunities for discharged military personnel.
Glen generously contributes to Rotary in international service and community projects, by holding various executive and board positions including past President, and philanthropically. Glen is a multiple Paul Harris fellow for donations of over $1000 to Rotary International.
“Glen is an exemplary businessman, community leader and global humanitarian, and I am honoured to present him with a Diamond Jubilee Medal,” stated MP Gallant.