Ian Rood has 30+ years’ experience in design and application of industrial automation across north America in a wide variety of industries. His career was primarily automotive manufacturing industry in Ontario prior to moving to British Columbia in 2006. Ian founded UBSafe Inc. in 2009 to respond to the growing need in western provinces and industry to efficiently apply safeguarding solutions within the context of western regulatory requirements. He is a technical committee member of CSA Z432 (voting), CSA Z434 (associate), ISO 19085 (voting), ISO 16092 mirror committee (chair), and UL3100 STP committee (voting), and a member of the Executive Health and Safety Council BC and signatory of the charter. Ian graduated Robotics and Automation and Electro-Mechanical technologist level programs from Conestoga College in Ontario circa 1990.