Management and Directors
Board of Directors
Dr. Michael Huddy, Ph.D. - President, CEO, Director
Dr. Huddy joined Barrier in 1993 as the President of Barrier Technology Corporation (Barrier USA). He was elected President of International Barrier Technology (Barrier) in July 1994 and additionally elected a Director in 1995. Dr. Huddy was previously in charge of marketing and sales of products manufactured with Pyrotite® with Citadel and Weyerhaeuser. He was a part of Weyerhaeuser’s R&D team established to develop products using Pyrotite Technology.
Dr. Huddy brings to the project considerable sales, marketing and general management experience. He joined Weyerhaeuser’s Architectural Products Group in 1988, after two years as General Manager of Weyerhaeuser’s Northwest Hardwoods operations in Wisconsin. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Dr. Huddy worked for Crown Zellerbach Corporation for seven years in various capacities from Forestry Engineer to Research Division Manager. Dr. Huddy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Lake Superior State College; a Masters of Science degree in Resource Administration; and a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics with a minor in Business Management from Michigan State University.
Ms. Melissa McElwee- CFO International Barrier - General Manager Barrier US
Ms. McElwee joined Barrier in 2003 as the Financial Services Manager for the USA operations where she was responsible for accounting, internal sales, and human resources. She is the General Operations Manager for Barrier. Ms. McElwee is responsible for customer relations, financial management, and production managment for the company. She has a strong background in communication, financial analysis, and management. Prior to Barrier, Ms. McElwee held various managerial roles at Principal Financial Group in Iowa. She lead a team of project analysts responsible for developing and maintaining computer programs designed to efficiently process required IRS compliance testing for over 10,000 qualified retirement plans. In addition, Ms. McElwee facilitated external client presentations and internal training programs. Ms. McElwee holds a B.S. in Finance from Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
David Corcoran, Former C.A. – Director
Mr. Corcoran, a Former Chartered Accountant, is a Director of International Barrier Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to 1976, Mr. Corcoran spent over five years gaining experience in marketing, sales and product distribution while he worked in sales with major companies such as Scott Paper and Bristol Myers. His career in accounting began in 1976 when he joined Touche Ross and Company. In 1979, Mr. Corcoran founded Corcoran and Company, Chartered Accountants. From 1979 to 1990 his firm secured a wide variety of business clients whom he advised regarding their management and business planning. In 1991, Mr. Corcoran joined management of Barrier on a full time basis. Mr Corcoran brings to the organization specific business experience in both sales and public finance which offer significant strengths to the project. He has been a Director of Barrier since its inception in 1986.
Victor Yates – Director
Mr. Yates is a Director of Barrier and P.C.C. He is a self-employed businessman involved in real estate, construction of multi-family and commercial developments. He holds a degree in Real Estate Appraisal and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent. In 1981, he was one of the founding directors of Hycroft Resources Inc., a gold producing company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. His 25 years of experience in operating a variety of business ventures brings to the Board an entrepreneurial, construction, and financial perspective. He has been a Director of Barrier since 1987.