2017 Winner
Wise 50 Over 50 Award™

Paul Johnson – Quantum5X Systems Inc.


Paul Johnson has been involved in the start-up or re-launch of three businesses since turning 50. These three businesses make this the busiest time of Paul’s life and feed different interest areas. He co-founded the Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) in Atlantic Canada at 52. He co-founded a consulting partnership called Pivotal Input at 53. He bought and assumed the CEO role at Quantum5X Systems Inc. in London, ON, (Q5X) at 58.

I bought Quantum5X Systems Inc. at 58 years old. Our team has designed and built the world’s smallest wireless microphone transmitters, which enable sports fans around the world to hear the audio of their favourite professional athletes Solving difficult audio problems for sports broadcasts and TV and film productions is exciting and keeps me feeling young.

Quantum5X Systems Inc. manufactures and markets the world’s smallest, safest and most rugged wireless microphone transmitters which enable the capture of live audio in ways and circumstances previously impossible.

Q5X boasts the world’s largest wireless microphone installation at Radio City Music Hall in New York, where 300 Q5X TapShoeMic transmitters are embedded in the heels of Rockettes tap shoes. Over the last year, there has also been expansion into film and reality TV production in both North America and Europe.