Marty Pecaric, PhD
Owner and Lead Consultant

CITIZENSHIPS Canadian and Slovenian

1992 - 1999 Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physiology/Human Factors Engineering), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

1991 International Space University, Toulouse, France

1988 - 1991 Master of Science (Applied Physiology), York University, Toronto, Ontario

1982 - 1986 Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

2000 - Current Owner and Lead Consultant
Contrail Consulting Services, Toronto, Ontario

Provide consultancy services to companies in the aerospace, medical, information technology, and biotechnology sectors. Areas of involvement include business planning (pursuit of regional and international opportunities), marketing (strategy development, website and graphical design), project management, research and statistical support, documentation, and technical writing.

2001- 2002 Project Lead, Life Science Systems
Millenium Biologix Inc., Kingston, Ontario

Manager of all life science related R&D projects for both microgravity and terrestrial based tissue engineering applications. Responsibilities included control over program timelines, budgets, and resources, progress reporting, proposal submissions, patent application, liaison between R&D scientists and engineering personnel, development of company-wide and project-wide SOPs and DOPs with QA staff.

1999 – 2000 Project Lead, Vibration Analysis and Balancing System
MDS Aero Support Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario

Responsible for the development of software for turbine engine vibration testing and balancing. Duties include user interface design, algorithm development, hardware configuration and control, compliance testing, system integration and documentation (design briefs, version description documents, and acceptance test protocols).

1990 - 1997 Project Lead, Protection Systems Development
Rylin/Drumoyne, Mississauga, Ontario

Led the development and evaluation of advanced systems for current and next generation Canadian Forces and US Navy aircraft. Programs evaluated physiological responses to new concepts in counterpressure garment design and pressure control hardware in protecting humans exposed to hazardous micro-gravity, high acceleration, or high altitude environments. Provided technical consultancy for Canadian Space Agency projects requiring access to the institute’s facilities, during the International Microgravity Lab Experiments onboard Space Shuttle, and for ground-based assessments of prototype equipment slated for use in NASA experiments.

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