Tim Dear, Senior Associate

After graduating from the Royal Military College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mechanical), Tim served in the Canadian Forces as a Combat Engineer, a Construction Engineer as well as being both a Project Director and a Program Manager on capital equipment programs. He retired from the Canadian Forces at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1988.

Tim is a Licensed Professional Engineer and over the course of his military career, Tim continued his professional development by graduating from the Canadian Forces Land Staff College, the Technical Staff College at Royal Military College at Shrivenham, England, and the Command and Staff College in Canada.

Upon his retirement from the Canadian Forces, Tim was appointed Vice-President of DEW Engineering where he played a major part in DEW’s growth throughout the 1990s, creating and implementing several programs, including “Success Through Strategic Partners”.

Tim held various senior positions at DEW including Business Development, Project Management, Research and Development, and Strategic Initiatives. In 2004, Tim was appointed President of DEW and he was instrumental in the successful purchase of the company by CoorsTek, in June 2008.  Tim also has corporate experience at both the Officer and Director level of several Canadian and US companies.

Tim has recently joined Centre-Arch Inc. and brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge and capability in the defence and security industries.  Tim’s significant experience with building successful industry teams and partnerships will be an important part of his contributions to the Centre-Arch Inc. and our clients.