Sol Rauch


A senior business executive/tech industry veteran who has spearheaded over $1B in aerospace and defense related busines spanning some 30+ years.

Sol Rauch has an extensive background in the aerospace industry culminating in his retirement from CMC Electronics Inc. (formerly Canadian Marconi Company). His career involved design, system engineering, program management, product/market/business development and he managed profitably the Avionics Division with sales of $90M. He has developed several businesses within CMC, and one in particular has earned more than $1B in revenue. Experienced in dealing with the senior management of many international aerospace companies.


Since his retirement from CMC he has supported a variety of companies, many being start-ups, with business development, engineering and program management services. He also served on the Defense Science Advisory Board that provides independent views on defense issues to the Department of National Defense. He is a graduate electrical engineer with an M.Eng and holds several patents to his name.

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Business Development Support

Wolna Technology Inc. August 2013-Present
Business Development Support of an L-band phased array antenna for the Inmarsat SB 200 Safety Service

NAV Technologies Inc., Beijing, China: June 2011 to present
Business and program management support activities of an Avionics company that provides
sophisticated and integrated navigation systems. Involved in M&A activities.

TerraVision Flight Deck Applications, Israel: January 2009 to present
TerraVision provides third party flight deck software.

Air Data Inc., Montreal,: April 2007-June 2008
MEMS based IMU/Air Data Computer Module Development

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel: July 2002-January 2004
Major international aerospace and defense company

Starling Advanced Communications, Haifa, Israel: December 2000-July 2007
Aerospace business development support. for a company developing a Ku-Band adaptive antenna
for aircraft communications (internet and TV) via satellite, Laval, Quebec: August 2000--August 2005
Provides data capture software to the aerospace and medical markets

Luxell Technologies Inc. Mississaugua, Ontario,Canada :June 2000--March 2005
Luxell is a manufacturer of flat panel displays for the aerospace market

Program Management Support

GBatteries Energy Canada, May 2017 to present
GBatteries is developing a smart battery management technology that allows any existing battery
to charge extremely fast with minimal degradation.

St. Mary's Hospital Research Unit, Montreal 2013
Program Manager of a contract with the Canadian Space Agency to develop a "Doctor in a Box"
concept for astronauts on their way to Mars. The participants were St. Mary's hospital,
McGill Medicine & Engineering faculties.

NAV Technologies Inc., Beijing, China: June 2011 to present
Business and program management support activities of an Avionics company that provides
sophisticated integrated navigation systems.

Hy-Drive Technologies Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: September 2005-January 2007
Quality assurance, engineering and program management support
Hy-Drive supplies Hydrogen injection systems for heavy duty trucks

CMC Electronics Inc., Kanata, Ontario , Canada : April 2001-April 2005
Product Development Support of Aeronautical Enhanced Vision System Products
and products for the UAV market.

Engineering Support

DMS Technologies Inc., Montreal, Canada: April 2008-Present
Vice President
Development of resident location systems for retirement homes based on ultrasonic technology

SafeFlight Inc. 2007
Expert witness regarding development of synthetic vision systems

Aldelec Electronique Inc., Montreal, Quebec: June 2000-2005
Engineering support of an exclusive distributor of Thales Electron Devices in Canada

Spectrum Target Detection Inc., Ottawa,Ontario,Canada: April 2000-November 2002
Chief Technical Officer
Developed a spread spectrum radar for surveillance applications.

Board Director

Air Data Inc., January 2017 to present
Air Data develops innovative Avionics products to enhance flight safety.

Iotron Industries Canada Inc.,Port Coquitlam,B.C. Canada: April 2002-Present
Iotron is developing and advancing the industrial use of Electron Beam technology on a global basis.
Iotron provides high energy electron irradiation services to various industries.

Defense Science Advisory Board (DSAB), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: June 2001--August 2010
The DSAB provides the Deputy Minister and Chief of Staff (DM/CDS) with independent,
private sector advice, from a broad scientific and technological perspective on current problems
and/or major issues affecting national security.

Spotwave Wireless Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: June 2000--May 2003
Spotwave Wireless manufactures adaptive repeaters so as to extend cellphone communications
coverage to where there are holes in the coverage.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chair

LifeWorks Innovations Inc., Ottawa, Canada: September 2007 to present
Strategic technology development

Business Experience

CMC Electronics (formerly Canadian Marconi) is a world class Avionics company involved in GPS,
Flight Management Systems, Cockpit Displays, Navigation Radars,
Adaptive Airborne Antenae for Satellite Communication and System Integration.

Employed at CMC from April 1962 to April 2000 and in that time led the following achievements,

1) developed unique solid state engine instruments for aircraft that resulted in more than $1B of revenue
2) Led the Company to be a leader in the use of flat panel display technology in the airborne cockpit.
3) Led the Company to become an aircraft avionics integrator.
4) Led the Company to develop airborne adaptive antenna technology
and capture 85% of the commercial aviation satellite communication antenna.
5) Led the Company to be the first in Canada to develop airborne GPS products.

Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal, Quebec/Kanata, Ontario 1962-2000
Vice President, Product Management ~ November 1998 - April 2000
   Responsible for all programs, products and contract administration within the Company,
amounting to $200M per annum. Reported to the President and CEO of the Company.

Vice President, Avionics ~ August 1994 - November 1998
   Responsible for all Avionics business, military and commercial aviation, amounting to $80M per annum.
Directed all international business development and marketing activities.
Reported to the President and CEO of the Company.

Vice President, Avionics Kanata Business Unit. ~ November 1990 - August 1994
   Responsible for all business activities related to Cockpit Management Systems,
Adaptive Antenna Systems, Radar Systems, and System Integration.

Group Manager, Avionics Product Group (Kanata), Avionics Division ~ 1977 - November 1990
   Responsible for engineering, products/programs and marketing in the following business areas;
Digital Avionics, G.P.S. Navigation Systems, Microwave and Antenna Technology, System Engineering and Integration.
Led the Company into these business areas.

Product Manager, Avionics Division. ~ 1970 - 1977
   Established opto-electronic instrumentation for aircraft as a viable product line.
Led the design, development, marketing and management of several opto-electronic engine instrument programs,
for commercial and military customers. sales of these products to date exceed $1000M.

Project Engineer, Avionics Division. ~ 1966 - 1970
   Originated a new radar altimeter concept. Led the design, development and marketing of the radar altimeter product
for both commercial and military applications

Design (System) Engineer. Avionics Division. ~ 1962 - 1965

Education and Other

McGill University, Montreal, Canada: 1965-1966
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Dissertion titled " The smooth error funsion limiting of Gaussian random noise"

McGill University, Montreal, Canada: 1957-1962
B.Eng (Honours), Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Eight publications on signal processing in communications and radar in industry journals such as
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Systems, International Journal of Control.

Auxiliary Professor in Communication Technology     1974-1977
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Lecturer in Communications Systems and Network Analysis     1971-1976
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

  • Spread spectrum radar altmeter.
  • Fiberoptic engine parameter displays.
  • Status display system.
  • Spread spectrum police radar gun

  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • IEEE.


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