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Dr. Kimble F. Ainslie is the founder and chairman of Nordex Research. He has enjoyed over 35 years as an accomplished market researcher, pollster, marketing counsel, and international public policy analyst.

He is Editor of Energy@ Nordex, a regular commentary series on the geopolitics of energy covering issues across the Americas and globally.

He has developed innovative research techniques in the world of commerce such as national and continent-wide surveys on high technology equipment, pathology services, radio product measurement, and business-to-business research. His market research led to engagements as senior marketing counsel for selected companies.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Ainslie helped to set the stage in Canada for high quality provincial and community polling. In the 2000’s, he became a leader in international public policy issue analysis, while affiliated successively with five think tanks in the United States and Canada.

Kimble holds degrees in political science, public administration, and public policy analysis from The University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University at Kingston, and York University in Toronto, Canada. He completed an executive management program in international infrastructure management at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1999.

Dr. Ainslie has edited or authored four books: Understanding Entrepreneurship co-edited with Prof. Rein Peterson of York University, published by Kendall/Hunt,1988, Financing the Gap: Small Capital and State Economic Development in Canada, 1943-2005, Copenhagen Institute, 2007, The Global Geopolitics of Energy, 2014-2018: Fifty Commentaries Over Five Continents, Cambridge Publishing, 2019. and Selecting Rationality: public opinion, polling, civic engagement, and campaigning, Optimum Publishing International, 2019. He has also published dozens of articles and op-eds on business and government.

Kimble has been quoted in The Washington Post, United Press International, the Detroit News,,, Public Radio International (Los Angeles), the National Post, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star,and the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. And he has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, New Hampshire PR, CBC Newsworld, CTV’s Canada AM, and Radio Canada (Quebec).

Mr. Ian Ball is the Research Coordinator at Nordex. He has been associated with the firm since the late 1980s. Mr. Ball coordinates all on-site survey research projects, and is an expert executive interviewer. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph in economics and geography.

Jeanette Ainslie joined us as Editor in the summer of 2017. She performs copy editing duties and other editorials services. Jeanette spent much of her previous working life as an elementary school teacher; the last 22 years at L.B. Pearson School for the Arts in London, ON. She holds a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Windsor.

The company has located its base operations in London, Ontario since 1985, and periodically set up branch offices on a short and long term basis in Calgary, Toronto, Northern Virginia, and Florida since 1995.

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