Board of Directors
Robert J. Wright, C.M., Q.C. - Chairman and Member of Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Mr. Wright is the President of Edinglen Holdings Inc. (an investment company), and Honourary Director of Teck Resources Limited (formerly Teck Cominco Limited), a major Canadian diversified mining company.
Mr. Wright is Vice-Chair of Pathways to Education Canada. He is also a member of the Pension Committee of Air Liquide Canada Inc.
From June 2000 to April 2008, Mr. Wright was the Deputy Chairman of Teck Cominco Limited, and from 1994 to June 2000, he was Chairman of Teck Corporation. Mr. Wright was the Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission from 1989 to 1993. Prior to 1989, he was a senior partner in the law firm of Lang Michener.
Mr. Wright was the 1961 Gold Medalist of the Osgoode Hall Law School and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in April 1997.
Ron V. Adams, P.Eng., ICD.D - Director and Member of Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Mr. Adams is a corporate director.
Mr. Adams was formerly the Executive Vice President & President, Con-Force division of Armtec, a position he held from October 2007 to July 2009. Prior to joining Armtec in October 2007, Mr. Adams was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Con-Force Structures Limited (a manufacturer of precast and pre-stressed concrete products), a position he had held since 2000. Mr. Adams began his career with Con-Force Structures in 1973 and held successively senior roles in the company.
Mr. Adams has served as a Governor of the Business Council of British Columbia and a member of the Cabinet of the United Way Campaign for the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Mr. Adams currently serves as a director of FRFD Investments Limited Partnership. Mr. Adams was formerly a director of Concreate USL (GP) Inc. (the general partner of Concreate USL Limited Partnership) and TriWest Construction (GP) Inc. (the general partner of TriWest Construction Limited Partnership).
Mr. Adams is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Farouk M. Ahamed, CPA, CA, ICD.D - Director and Member of Audit Committee
Mr. Ahamed is the President of ADF Invescap Inc., a corporate finance advisory firm.
Mr. Ahamed became a partner at Ernst & Young LLP (a global professional services firm) in April 1991 and in 1996 became a Senior Vice President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. (a corporate finance firm focused on midmarket transactions) until September 2009.
Mr. Ahamed is the Chair of the Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University, a director of the Gore Mutual Insurance Company (a property and casualty insurance company) and a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. In March 2012, Mr. Ahamed joined the board of PCAS Patient Care Automation Services Inc. (a privately-held health technology company).
Mr. Ahamed has also served as volunteer to a number of organizations including the Freeport Hospital, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo, Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants Association, and His Highness Aga Khan Council Economic Planning Board, Ontario.
Mr. Ahamed is a Chartered Professional Accountant, an Institute of Corporate Directors Certified Director and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy.
Mark Anderson, B.Math, CMA - President & Chief Executive Officer
Mark Anderson was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2011.
Prior to this he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, which he assumed upon joining Armtec in April, 2011. In this role, he was responsible for driving operational improvements and advancing business excellence while supporting Armtec’s growth strategy.
Before joining Armtec, Mark worked for Lafarge for 16 years, most recently in the role of President of the Lakes and Seaway cement business with operations in Canada and the United States. Prior to that appointment, he held a number of leadership positions in the company’s aggregate & concrete division, including Vice President and General Manager of the Western USA aggregate business and Vice President and General Manager of the Great Lakes, following various assignments in sales and marketing for the company.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Don W. Cameron, B.Sc. - Director and Member of Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Mr. Cameron is a corporate director.
Mr. Cameron was Premier of Nova Scotia from 1991 to 1993, prior to which he held several prominent Cabinet portfolios over the course of a political career spanning 19 years. He also served as Canadian Consul-General in Boston from 1993 to 1997.
From 2000 to 2004, he was Vice President of Corporate Development of Cameron Publications. In this role, Mr. Cameron led the reorganization of the printing and publication business which was merged with a larger organization, listed as a public company, culminating in the planned sale of the business.
From mid-2004 to 2007, Mr. Cameron was the president of Maritime Steel and Foundries Limited, a privately held enterprise with diversified holdings that included a steel foundry, fabrication plant, and steel culvert manufacturing division.
Mr. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in Montreal.
Brian W. Jamieson, B.Comm., A.C.A.N.Z. - Director, Chair of Audit Committee and Member of Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Mr. Jamieson is a corporate director.
He was the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Jannock Properties Limited (a real estate development company), from March 2000 to January 2011.
Mr. Jamieson was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Jannock Limited from May 1986 to March 2000.
Mr. Jamieson is a retired associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
J. Mark Richardson, LL.B - Director and Member of Audit Committee
Mr. Richardson is the Vice President and General Counsel of the Toronto Port Authority.
From 1992 to March 2012, Mr. Richardson was a senior partner at the law firm Lang Michener LLP (which became McMillan LLP as a result of the merger of Lang Michener LLP and McMillan LLP in 2011). He was Chair of the firm's Business Law Group from 2003 to 2009, a member of the firm's Executive Committee in 2010 and a member of the firm's Board of Partners in 2011.
Mr. Richardson is a director and audit committee member of Kensington Health Centre (a not-for-profit charity operating a 350-bed long term care centre and 10-bed hospice in downtown Toronto), and a director and trustee of a number of private corporations and trusts. As at February 19, 2013, Mr. Richardson became a director and audit and conduct review committee member of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.
John E. Richardson, B.Comm, MBA, FCA - Director and Member of Audit Committee
Mr. Richardson is a corporate director.
From July 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Richardson was the chairman of the Ontario Pension Board (the administrator of the Public Service Pension Plan). From 1986 to 1995, he was the Deputy Chairman of London Insurance Group. Prior to 1986, he was a senior partner at Ernst & Young (chartered accountants).
Mr. Richardson is a director, a member of the audit and risk management committee, and a member of the compensation, nomination and governance committee of Research in Motion Limited.
Mr. Richardson is also the chairman and a director of Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
Mr. Richardson is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Michael S. Skea, B.A. - Director and Chair of Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
Mr. Skea is a Corporate Director and since July 2011 has worked as an Independent Consultant engaged in strategic planning, organizational design, marketing, operations and business development.
From September 2008 to July 2011, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Mountain Wallcoverings, a manufacturer and distributor of wall paper and wall art.
From January 2005 to September 2008, Mr. Skea operated as an independent consultant. Prior to that he held senior management positions with leading Canadian companies, including the position of Vice President, Trade Marketing of Molson Canada (an international brewer), a position he held from November 2003 to January 2005.
From August 1998 to November 2003, Mr. Skea was employed by Mosaic Group Inc. (a marketing and communications company) where he held positions of increasing responsibility including President of the eForce division, President of Mosaic Marketing Services, President of Mosaic Digital and Senior Vice President of Mosaic Performance Solutions (North America).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University.