Denis Carignan joins PLATO Testing as President
September 19th, 2016 – 2:00 PM Atlantic Time (ADT)

FREDERICTON, NB – PLATO Testing today announced the joining of Denis Carignan as President of the ProfessionaL Aboriginal Testing Organization (PLATO Testing) team.  Denis joins the team with years of experience in the public service working with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Denis is a graduate of First Nations University of Canada and has devoted his career to working with First Nations and Indigenous communities and organizations throughout Saskatchewan, as well as in Atlantic Canada.  As a member of the Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan, Denis has a strong understanding of Indigenous culture, community make-up, as well as historical and contemporary issues and challenges.

As President, Denis will guide the strategic growth of the PLATO Testing team, as well as manage external relationships with Indigenous communities, government stakeholders, and private industry.

Denis said “The opportunity to join such an impactful and sustainable business with its core built around Indigenous inclusion is not one I was willing to pass up.  I look forward to working with the rapidly growing team and building key relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada.”

PLATO Testing founder, Keith McIntosh, added:

“PLATO is designed to be sustainable, and to do so we must scale quickly to secure long-term contracts with the right clients in Canada.  Denis will be critical in strategically building our team and establishing the right relationships across Canada to do so.  We are excited to have him join us!”

Upcoming training courses and expansions will be announced in the coming months across Canada.


At PLATO Testing we are developing and leveraging a network of Indigenous software testers across Canada.  PLATO Testing provides outsourced testing solutions to clients throughout North America, with a focus on projects that would have previously been sent offshore.

Established by industry veteran and PQA Testing founder Keith McIntosh, PLATO Testing addresses both the technology talent shortage in Canada and brings meaningful training and employment to Indigenous people.

Working with PLATO Testing, whether as a client or as part of the team, makes a positive impact.
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