June 11, 2013
John Molloy, past President and CEO of Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, has been inducted into the 2013 Kingston Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Molloy received the Hall of Fame Visionary Award, recognizing “individuals who though their creativity and foresight in business bring sustainability and character to our community.”
He was honoured for his role in building nearly 50 companies and bringing to market Queen’s research discoveries with economic, environmental and health benefits worldwide. In summarizing PARTEQ’s impact on Queen’s and Kingston, Mr. Molloy pointed out that more than two decades ago, many of PARTEQ’s earliest companies were founded on discoveries by entrepreneurial doctoral students at Queen’s. The tradition continues today, he said, with Laser Depth Dynamics, PARTEQ’s most recent startup, being founded as a result of promising PhD research by a Queen’s Physics student.
“Having worked with John for the past 15 years, I am delighted to see him honoured in this way,” says Anne Vivian-Scott, President and CEO (Acting) of PARTEQ. “This award is wonderful recognition by the broader community of his leadership in growing a strong innovation economy in Kingston.
Mr. Molloy was one of six inductees at the annual event, including Kathy Wood (Enabler award), Shai Dubey and Peter Swan (Mentor awards) and Peter Splinter and Walter Fenlon (Community Builder awards). Architect Lily Inglis was posthumously recognized with a Visionary Award.
The Kingston Business Hall of Fame is a joint initiative of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation.