John Kelly,

John%20Kelly.jpgvice president of SC Stormont, is tapped as new CEO of wastewater treatment systems maker Clearford Industries Inc. A recognized pioneer in the Canadian technology community with more than 35 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience, Mr. Kelly helped found local computer services firm SHL Systemhouse Ltd. and served as CEO of software manufacturer JetForm, acquired Adobe in 2002. He was until recently a principal at technology mentoring company Reid Eddison Inc., as well as chairman of NexInnovations Inc. Earlier on, he founded Why Interactive and co-founded Computer Innovations Distribution Inc. and Nabu Network Corporation, a cable based home computer network. Mr. Kelly has received many honours and awards, including Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Ontario (1997), Most Respected CEO, Ottawa (1998) and Civic Entrepreneur of the Year, Ottawa (1999) In November 2004, he was inducted into the CIPA Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the board of a number of private, public and not for profit organizations and is co-chair of CATA. He holds an honours BBA in finance from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, and an honours law degree from uOttawa, which also conferred him an honorary doctorate. He has five children.

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