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VICTOR D’SOUZA, CPA
WILLIAM G. BULLIS
JOEY ST-AUBIN | OFFICER & DIRECTOR
PRESIDENT & C.E.O.
IVAN WU, CPA | OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER.
MARK FAUBERT | OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
MICHAEL F. GELLARD, CPA | OFFICER
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
RITA PRICE | OFFICER
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
GREG PORCELLATO | OFFICER
VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN OPERATIONS
W. Grant Ballantyne BA, CPA, ICD | Director
Mr. Ballantyne is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Clarkson Gordon 1969) and holds a B.A. in Economics from Waterloo Lutheran University. Mr. Ballantyne has over forty years of senior management experience in finance and operations in Canada and Brazil. Prior to joining Canlan he was Senior Vice President of an international, TSX 300 company with multi facility operations and extensive acquisition activity throughout North America. Mr. Ballantyne also sits on the Board of Terago Inc.
Frank Barker | Director
Mr. Barker is a partner and founder of Kinetic Capital Partners, a private equity investment company with over $50 million under management. Mr. Barker has been active in the private equity field since 1986 and has overseen the execution of a number of early stage growth strategies, corporate turn-arounds and financial restructurings of portfolio companies.
Prior to the formation of Kinetic Capital Partners Mr. Barker was interim President and CEO of Canlan Ice Sports Corp. from 1987 to 2000. Prior to that he was the Vice President of Finance at Bartrac Holdings Ltd., Canlan’s controlling shareholder. Mr. Barker was an active director of Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Barker has served as a director of a variety of companies in the fields of wood products, oil and gas exploration, waste management and manufacturing and has been a Director of the Company since 1986.
Charles Allen,CPA | Director
Mr. Allen is the President of Darmajac Holdings, a holding company with investments in telecommunications and other industries. Mr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Toronto and achieved his Chartered Professional Accountant designation with Clarkson Gordon in 1974. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Allen was President and Chief Executive Officer of CUC Broadcasting, a Canadian investment company with broad interests in cable television, telephony, broadcasting, paging, satellite-delivered programming and PCS. Mr. Allen also sits on the Board of Terago Networks and P.S. Production Services Ltd.
Geoff Barker | Director
Mr. Barker is a graduate of UBC with Bachelor of Applied Science. He spent 1978 to 1986 with the Provincial Water Management Branch of the Ministry of Environment. Registered with the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. in 1981 but has since given up professional designation. From 1986 onward, has been Vice President Development with Bartrac Holdings Ltd. and has been a director of Canlan since May of 1987.
Victor D’Souza, CPA | Director
Victor D’Souza is Managing Director of Reignite Capital Corporation, a company that provides interim management and capital to Canadian entrepreneurial companies. Mr. D’Souza has more than eighteen years of experience as a CEO of manufacturing companies and seven years of corporate and investment banking experience. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. D’Souza was CEO of Polyair Inter Pack Inc, a TSX and Amex listed company with revenues in excess of $100 million and multi-plant operations in the US and Canada. Prior to this, he was CEO of Imperial PlasTech; a TSX listed company that he helped found in 1990 and through organic growth and acquisition grew to a $58 million enterprise. Mr. D’Souza is a Chartered Professional Accountant, has a MBA from McGill University and a BSc from University of Western Ontario. He has served as a director on a variety of publicly traded companies over the last twenty years.
William G. Bullis | Director
During a 15-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Automobile Association, Bill Bullis established a new era for the 775,000-member organization. He was instrumental in the evolution of sophisticated governance, dynamic business practices and enhanced member services. In 1995, he brought to BCAA an extensive business background: a former Executive Vice-President of CUC Broadcasting, a diversified telecommunications company with operations in Canada and the UK; various executive positions within the Pillsbury Company, including President of Burger King Canada; and Vice-President, Operations, for the St. Lawrence Sugar Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and subsequently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Bill has served on several Greater Vancouver-area Boards of Directors and agencies, most notably the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC, Oceans Blue Foundation, an environmental charity; Science World; the BCIT Foundation, Canadian Coastguard Auxiliary – Pacific, and the Burnaby Board of Trade. He is married with two children and cites his activities as "family, boating, Nordic skiing, music and reading."
Doug Brownridge | Director
Mr. Brownridge joined the Canlan Board in March 2015 and also serves on various other boards including Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and as Chair of Aprio Governance Software. Mr. Brownridge graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and over the past 20 years, he has held senior marketing and business development positions at Intrawest, Rogers, PMC-Sierra, and Motorola. Mr. Brownridge is currently the Chief Operating Officer of IJL Canada Franchisee. Mr. Brownridge brings a wealth of brand management and marketing experience to Canlan’s Board and will provide added leadership through his experience in driving growth, innovation, and customer engagement.
Joey St-Aubin | Officer & Director
President & C.E.O.
Mr. St-Aubin has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Management of Public Policy from the University Ottawa. He has 25 years experience in the competitive ranks of the sport of hockey and has been a leader in the ice rink industry since 1997. He began his career with Canlan as the facility General Manager in Oshawa and has grown through various positions to now lead Canlan Ice Sports as the President and CEO.
Michael F. Gellard, CPA | Officer
Executive Vice President
Mr. Gellard is a Chartered Professional Accountant and joined Canlan as controller in 1996 after spending fifteen years working in public practice where he serviced a wide variety of audit clients. Following the successful financial restructuring of the Company in 2000, Mr. Gellard was made Vice President Finance & CFO.
Mark Faubert | Officer
Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Faubert has been in senior management roles in the Resort and Hospitality Industry for thirty years and has worked with some of the largest resorts in Western Canada. He graduated with honours in Recreation Facilities Management and Resort Operations Management in 1978. He joined Canlan in 2001 as Facility General Manager at Burnaby 8-rinks and has advanced through various positions to now head up our North American operations.
Hailey Clark | Officer
Vice President Sales, Marketing & Innovation
Hailey Clark received a full Academic and Athletic Scholarship to Hofstra University, New York where she graduated with honors in Psychology and Business. Hailey’s passion for sports comes from a long career as an elite athlete, playing with the Canadian National Softball Team and earning Regional All-American and All-Conference titles during her Softball career at Hofstra. Starting her business career as an entrepreneur with a small media business, she developed strong skills in marketing and technology. She later became a Managing Director in Europe for Frontline Focus International, a global company providing customer insights to client; directing a team of 30 managers with clients in 26 countries. She started at Canlan in 2011 as Director of the ASHL and has spearheaded key initiatives in technology and brand development, continuing to drive revenue in the company’s top performing division.
RITA PRICE | Officer
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rita Price is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in organizational design, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, leadership development, talent acquisition and retention.
Rita’s previous roles at LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, FlightNetwork.com and TUI Travel enabled her to successfully transform HR into a business partnership role, build robust employee relations, leverage HR systems and increase employee engagement. Rita joins Canlan as VP Human Resources.
Ivan Wu, CPA | Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wu is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Canlan Mr. Wu was a Senior Manager in a public accounting firm where he serviced a variety of clients in the real estate and services sectors.
Ken Male | Officer
Vice President, Partnership Solutions
Mr. Male graduated from Mohawk College and is a Certified Management Accountant. He has twenty-three years management experience in finance, sales and operations. Mr. Male joined Canlan in 2000 as Director Sales & Marketing for the Ontario Region and advanced through various positions to head our Eastern Operations.
Greg Porcellato | Officer
Vice President Western Operations
Greg Porcellato has held senior roles in Facility, Recreation, Major events and Sports management in the Vancouver area. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Business degree in Organizational Behavior. Greg was the Facility Manager of the Pacific Coliseum, Pacific National Exhibition through to 2001. From there he took on the role of Manager of Information Centre, Volunteers and Event Planning for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Corporation through 2003. His career with Canlan began as the General Manager of Burnaby 8 Rinks in 2003, promoted to Senior General Manager, Lower Mainland in 2006 and now in his new role as Vice President Western Operations.
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