Alumni Profile: George Pinho

George Pinho.George Pinho
BSc Physics ’92, MSc Physics ’94, PhD Physics ‘99
President, Christie Medical
Kitchener, ON

Dr. George Pinho is a business leader with over 20 years of experience in technology innovation, product development, and product commercialization in both the image display and medical device markets. 
His experience spans several industries. He has held various roles including Research Associate for laser welding of plastics (PowerLasers, Ltd), Senior Optical Designer and Project Leader for digital cinema and commercial projectors (Christie Digital Systems, Inc.), and Director of Product Development for projection systems (Christie Digital Systems, Inc.). He later became President of Christie Medical, a venture division of Christie Digital Systems, Inc., and currently leads a team focused on developing and commercializing near-infrared imaging technologies for medical applications.

Combining his physics education from UW and MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, George recognized and actualized needs for innovation. He has been awarded nine patents for projector designs and medical device innovations. His product designs have received multiple industry innovation awards. Dr Pinho also serves on several boards including the Board of Directors at ReMap, a business-led National Centre of Excellence helping Canadian companies with innovative technology achieve product commercialization.