Name Tariq Quadir
Organisation Champlain Cable
Position Chief Technologist and Senior Scientist

Innovative and forward-thinking Engineering Executive with solid reputation for developing and commercializing new products and technology solutions, optimizing and streamlining business processes, and delivering sustainable multimillion dollar growth within ceramic, carbon, and glass to metal seal manufacturing industries. Influences strategic direction, and formulates and executes strategies that strengthen competitive position, establishes market and industry leadership, and preserves existing or captures new business. Decisive and participative leader who articulates direction, builds high-performing teams, and restructures engineering organizations to increase efficiency and productivity. Lean Six Sigma professional with 22 US patents. Select accomplishments.

  • Global Technology Application: Culled discrete and often disparate technology from different industries to enhance binder technology for ceramics, reducing rejection rate >80% and driving $2M revenue from new product innovation.
  • Strategy Development and Execution: Developed strategic roadmaps to assess current capabilities and create future opportunities based on business objectives. Replaced 20-year-old technology and aging equipment to preserve $2M business at Fusite.
  • Organizational Leadership: Championed individual development and professional training to expand core competencies and affect organizational change based on empowerment with accountability. Retained 100% of top talent, and promoted 10% of engineering team to increased roles/responsibilities.
  • Product Innovation and Commercialization: Designed and developed structural ceramics, glass-to-metal sealing, silicon carbide armor, and carbon carbon fiber board, with commercial value of $5M at Superior Technical Ceramics, $12M at Americarb, $30M at CerCo and $3.0M at Fusite.
  • Technology and Process Improvement: Restructured engineering resources and introduced stage-gate product innovation processes, increasing productivity five-fold, accelerating time to market from three years to less than six months, and saving $1.5M development costs annually.


At Champlain Cable Corporation, he is CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST and SENIOR SCIENTIST: Colchester, Vermont

Leading R&D with main responsibilities of growing the business with niche polymers from organic growth and selecting new polymers from an outside source. Recommend state of the art analytical and processing equipment to speed up the development process and comply with the UL, ISO and IEEE specifications. Designed ceramifiable polymers for high temperature applications. Designed high thermal conductivity polymers for heat dissipation.