Stewart Bain, a NorthStar Co-Founder, is CEO of NorthStar Earth and Space Inc. With twenty-eight years of experience designing and developing aerospace systems, Stewart was part of the original engineering design team for RadarSat 1 and 2. Stewart created the optical systems centre of excellence at CAL Corporation (later EMS Technologies, ComDev and now Honeywell) which commercially developed breakthrough star tracker systems for spacecraft attitude control and optical intersatellite link technologies. This centre of excellence went on to make significant contributions to Canada’s first space situational awareness satellite, SAPPHIRE as well as the James Webb space telescope.
Stewart has been recognized with an R&D 100 award for his collaborations with NASA Langley distinguishing his contributions to advanced high temperature polyimide composite systems for aircraft applications. He has been in the business of commercializing disruptive technologies globally for numerous aeronautical and space applications since 1996. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the AIAC and was President of the Board Advisory Committee of the AQA (Quebec Aerospace Association).
Stewart is the founder of Bain Consulting International offering management consulting services worldwide for the aerospace market with offices in France, Japan, Germany and the USA. Stewart has an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a Masters of Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa.