Company Leadership

George Kirby

Chief Executive Officer

George Kirby joined the company in November 2021 as Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years of global operating, capital markets, and regulatory experience within the energy sector including power and utilities, renewables, offshore oil and gas, engineering and construction services, and product manufacturing. Prior to joining RS, George was President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at Ocean Power Technologies (NYSE: OPTT), and previously held senior leadership positions at AECOM, Leidos, AMSC, and GE. George has a B.Sc. degree in aerospace engineering from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from Penn State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has authored several patents in power generation technology. George also serves on the board of trustees at the Mystic Aquarium/Sea Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on protecting our ocean planet through research, conservation, and education.

Howard Elliott

President and Chief Operating Officer

Howard Elliott joined the company in May 2008 as Chief Operations Officer with more than 25 years of experience in the development, production, application and sale of advanced composite materials and products used in the electronics and aerospace industries. Howard’s extensive experience in the optimization of complex manufacturing and business operations was acquired at industry leading global corporations where he exercised his passion for manufacturing, problem solving and value creation. Prior to joining RS, Howard served in a number of leadership positions at a major advanced composite materials company, where he was responsible for business units located in the United States, Singapore and China. Howard was appointed President and Chief Operations Officer of RS Technologies Inc. in November 2011.

Joel Tennison

VP & General Counsel

Joel Tennison joined RS in 2008 and currently serves the company in the capacities of Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. His professional background includes the practice of corporate and securities law, marketing experience with technology companies and equity research for a Canadian investment dealer. Joel is passionate about how intelligent market identification and segmentation for technically differentiated product and service offerings drive long-term business sustainability and profitability. Joel brings a proven capability to lead teams, make high quality, timely assessments under pressure and convey difficult decisions and negative information diplomatically to stakeholders, including Board directors, employees, suppliers, customers, and market channel partners. Joel holds degrees in business (University of Alberta) and law (University of Calgary) and has been an active member of the Law Society of Alberta since 2007.

Scott Holmes

Chief Technology Officer

Scott Holmes joined RS in July 2019 as Director, Crossarm Business with more than 25 years of experience in composite product development, engineering, and operations management. Throughout his career, Scott has been passionate about composites, which began as an Alcoa Fellow while at University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials. With progressive engineering and program management assignments at aerospace global leader The Boeing Company, Scott created transformative manufacturing technologies and synthesized many patented composite solutions. Thereafter, further senior management roles held within two unique small business ventures fueled his entrepreneurial spirit, which Scott found aligned well with his family traditions. These experiences culminated in 2008 with the launch of Utility Composite Solutions, a venture founded by Scott, to bring a rapid assembly modular utility pole to market, designed to serve urgent replacement and difficult access applications. Scott was appointed Chief Technology Officer of RS in January of 2021.

Victor Beacock

Chief Manufacturing Officer

Victor Beacock joined RS in July of 2009 and is a mechanical engineer with over 35 years of experience in product development, productivity and quality improvement, and operations management. He is trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and has led numerous six sigma/lean manufacturing improvement projects. Vic values opportunities to work with people at all levels of organizations to create a successful business. Prior to joining RS, Vic held positions of increasing responsibility at several automotive component manufacturers with processes ranging from metal forming and plastic moulding to heavy-truck assembly. He was appointed as COO in 2020 and has overall responsibility for RS’ manufacturing operations at both the Tilbury, Ontario and St. George, Utah manufacturing facilities.