People: New Flyer Industries Inc (NFYEF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Tobin

59 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Soubry

2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Glenn Asham

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Colin Pewarchuk

2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Paul Smith

Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Wayne Joseph

2008 Executive Vice President - Operations

Ian Smart

2011 Executive Vice President - Aftermarket

David White

2006 Executive Vice President - Supply Management

Janice Harper

2009 Vice President - Human Resources

Margaret Lewis

2009 Vice President - Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

Chris Stoddart

2007 Vice President - Engineering Services

Kevin Wood

2009 Vice President - Manufacturing

Larry Edwards

2008 Independent Director

Adam Gray

47 2012 Independent Director

Patricia Jacobsen

2009 Independent Director

John Marinucci

55 2009 Independent Director

Wayne McLeod

74 2005 Independent Director

William Millar

2012 Independent Director

V. James Sardo

2005 Independent Director

Jon Koffman

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Tobin

The Honourable Brian V. Tobin is an Independent Chairman of the Board of New Flyer Industries Inc. He was recently named as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian public policy. Mr. Tobin is Chairman of the Board of New Flyer. Previously, he served as the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 to 2000 and won two consecutive majority governments in provincial elections held in February 1996 and February 1999. Mr. Tobin served as a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996, served as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993 to 1996 and served as the Federal Minister of Industry from October 2000 to January 2002. Mr. Tobin is currently Senior Business Advisor with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Toronto and is strategic advisor to a number of Canadian corporations. Mr. Tobin also serves on the boards of Aurvista Gold Corporation, Aecon Group Inc. and is Chairman of the board of Marret Resource inc. Mr. Tobin served as the executive chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited until May 2011 when that company was purchased by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Mr. Tobin has previously served as a director of Calvista Gold Corporation, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Canpages Inc. and was a trustee of Newport Partners Income Trust. Mr. Tobin is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Paul Soubry

Mr. Paul Soubry, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of New Flyer Industries Inc. He joined New Flyer as President and Chief Executive Officer in January, 2009. Mr. Soubry holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the executive development program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Soubry has a strong sales, marketing, business development and operations background in highly leveraged businesses held by both trade and private equity owners with substantial experience in business transformations and LEAN operational practices. Prior to joining New Flyer, Mr. Soubry worked for StandardAero where he held a variety of increasingly senior positions including being named President in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Mr. Soubry currently serves on the boards of the Winnipeg Airports Authority and Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and served on the board of the Mondetta Clothing Company. In 2003, Mr. Soubry was named one of the recipients of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” award. Mr. Soubry is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Glenn Asham

Mr. Glenn Asham is Chief Financial Officer of New Flyer Industries Inc. He joined New Flyer in 1992. Mr. Asham obtained his chartered accountancy designation in 1987 and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba in 1984. Prior to joining the Company, he worked with Deloitte & Touche for eight years, providing client services in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting.

Colin Pewarchuk

Mr. Colin Pewarchuk is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of New Flyer Industries Inc. He joined New Flyer in 2006 and is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Pewarchuk obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1990 after which he worked for a leading Canadian financial institution as a personal banker. Mr. Pewarchuk obtained a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1996 and prior to joining New Flyer, was a lawyer at the law firm of Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP since 1997. Mr. Pewarchuk is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Paul Smith

Mr. Paul Smith is Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of New Flyer Industries Inc. Mr. Smith joined New Flyer in 1988 in Engineering and moved into the Sales Department in 1995. He has served in his current capacity since 2000. He is responsible for Sales and Marketing, which includes revenue generation, brand management, advertising and promotion, strategic intelligence and customer relationship management. Prior to New Flyer, he worked in the agriculture industry.

Wayne Joseph

Mr. Wayne R. Joseph is Executive Vice President - Operations New Flyer Industries Inc. Mr. Joseph joined New Flyer in 2008 and is responsible for the development and execution of operational strategy and performance of New Flyer. He provides overall leadership and direction for the operations, and is responsible for the company’s operational footprint, which includes manufacturing, facilities and process engineering, product engineering, strategic sourcing and materials management, quality and continuous improvement and program management. Safety, quality, delivery, working capital management, cost performance and resource management are all also key areas of responsibility. Prior to New Flyer, he held various positions with NABI, Blue Bird Body Company and Flxible, and also worked with BAE Systems. He olds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Accounting Degree from Ashland University in Ohio. He also has a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation.

Ian Smart

Mr. Ian Smart is Executive Vice President - Aftermarket of New Flyer Industries Inc. He joined New Flyer in 2011. He is responsible for After Market, which includes Parts, New Flyer Connect, Customer Training and Publications. Prior to joining New Flyer, he worked in the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul industry with StandardAero. As the Senior Vice President for Airlines and Fleets, he was responsible for revenue of nearly $600M and over 900 employees that supported airline customers around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

David White

Mr. David White is Executive Vice President - Supply Management of New Flyer Industries Inc. He began his New Flyer career in 1998 as Corporate Controller, and in 2002 moved from Finance into Supply Management as the Vice President. He is responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Supply and Logistics and Materials Management, and his team contributes to the bids and pricing process. Prior to New Flyer, David worked for eight years with Deloitte as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in Finance from the University of Manitoba, and obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1993.

Janice Harper

Ms. Janice Harper is Vice President - Human Resources of New Flyer Industries Inc. Ms. Harper joined New Flyer in 1998 as a Human Resources Coordinator. She is responsible for the People Function across the organization including sourcing and selection of talent, operational efficiency and effectiveness, staff relations/practices and employee communication. Her team is also responsible for safety, health, wellness and environmental, and organizational training and development. Prior to New Flyer, she spent ten years in recruitment/selection, disability management and industrial relations for Westfair Foods Ltd. in the Manitoba and NW Ontario Region. She holds a Diploma in Creative Communications from Red River Community College and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Winnipeg. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), is pursuing the Human Resources Compensation Committee designation from the Director’s College at McMaster University, and is currently completing her BA in Communications at the University of Winnipeg.

Margaret Lewis

Ms. Margaret Lewis is Vice President - Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement of New Flyer Industries Inc. Ms. Lewis joined New Flyer in October, 2009. She is responsible for the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement functions. Prior to joining New Flyer, Margaret spent 15 years with Lear Corporation in Southfield, MI holding various positions in Quality, Plant Management and Operations. She began her career with the Motor Wheel Corporation in Akron, OH. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron, in Akron, OH and an MBA from Michigan State University.

Chris Stoddart

Mr. Chris Stoddart is Vice President - Engineering Services of New Flyer Industries Inc. Mr. Stoddart joined New Flyer in 2007 as the Vice President of Engineering Services. He is responsible for Engineering Services, which includes Production Engineering, New Product Development, Product Data Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, Maintenance, and Tool & Die. Prior to New Flyer, he was with National Steel Car for nine years and with General Motors for nine years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Automotive, from Kettering University in Flint, MI.

Kevin Wood

Mr. Kevin Wood is Vice President - Manufacturing of New Flyer Industries Inc. Mr. Wood joined New Flyer in 2009. He is responsible for all manufacturing activities in each of New Flyer’s four plants. Prior to this role, Kevin served for five years as the General Manager of Blue Bird Body Company. He also spent eight years in railcar manufacturing and twenty-two years with the Flxible Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ashland University in Ohio. He also has a CPIM designation from APICS, the Association of Operations Management.

Larry Edwards

Mr. Larry Dean Edwards is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc. Mr. Edwards is a corporate director and also serves as a director and Chairman of the board of Victory Energy Operations, LLC, an Oklahoma (USA) based designer and manufacturer of fired packaged boilers, waste heat boilers and heat recovery steam generators and related equipment. Mr. Edwards served on the board of NCI Building Systems, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and was a director of Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (“GPEG”) and its predecessor Global Energy Equipment Group, Inc. from 1998 until January, 2008. Mr. Edwards served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GPEG from June 1998 until his retirement in December 2006. Mr. Edwards also served as the CEO of GPEG’s predecessor company from June 1998 until GPEG’s initial public offering in May 2001. From February 1994 until June 1998, Mr. Edwards served as the President of Jason Incorporated’s power generation division. From 1976 until 1994, Mr. Edwards held various positions with Braden Manufacturing, including Vice President of Operations, General Manager and President. Prior to the IPO, Mr. Edwards served on the board of Transit Holdings since August 2004. Mr. Edwards earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. with honors from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Edwards is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Adam Gray

Mr.Adam L. Gray is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc. He is a managing partner of Coliseum Capital Management, a private firm that makes longterm investments in both public and private companies, which he co-founded in December 2005. He currently serves on the board of directors of Uno Chicago Grill. Mr. Gray served on the board of directors of DEI Holdings, Inc. since February 2009 until its sale in June 2011, and on the board of directors of Benihana Inc. since September 2010 until its sale in August 2012. From January 2005 to November 2005, Mr. Gray was a consultant for a private investment firm. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Gray served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects and Capital Management at Burger King Corp. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Gray held several executive positions with the Metromedia Restaurant Group, comprised of S&A Restaurant Corp. and Metromedia Steakhouses Company, LP, which included the Bennigan’s, Steak & Ale, Ponderosa and Bonanza restaurant concepts. Prior to that time, Mr. Gray served as an Associate at Kluge & Co. and an Analyst within Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Gray holds both a BSE in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patricia Jacobsen

Ms. Patricia Jacobsen is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc., since November 12, 2009. Ms. Jacobsen has been a corporate director since she stepped down in 2008 as the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink). Ms. Jacobsen is also a director of Revera Inc., a Canadian investment and operations company with retirement and residential homes in Canada and the United States. Ms. Jacobsen was the Chair of the British Columbia Transportation Property and Casualty Company, and served as a director of Port Metro Vancouver, Air Canada, the Urban Transit Development Corporation (Ontario) and the Canada Line Corporation (B.C.). A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Ms. Jacobsen held several senior positions with the Ontario Provincial Government, including Deputy Minister of Transportation. Following her public service career, Ms. Jacobsen held senior executive positions in the insurance industry with Manulife Financial and Liberty Mutual in Toronto and was the CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Manitoba. Ms. Jacobsen is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

John Marinucci

Mr. John Marinucci, CPA., is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc., since June 16, 2005. He joined New Flyer as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and retired as an executive officer of the Company at the beginning of 2009. Mr. Marinucci currently serves as a director of Intelgenx Corporation and is a governor of Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Mr. Marinucci previously served as a director of SMTC Corporation. Mr. Marinucci is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. Mr. Marinucci has a strong manufacturing background with a proven track record in operational restructurings and management of highly leveraged business concerns. Mr. Marinucci served for eight years as President and Chief Operating Officer for a major Canadian manufacturer and lessor of freight railcars and is a former President of the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers. He has also held executive and senior management roles within leading Canadian and United States based organizations. Mr. Marinucci is also a member of several private company boards and is the founder and Chairman of the Marinucci Family Foundation, a registered charity focused on funding education, live arts and proactive healthcare initiatives. Mr. Marinucci is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Wayne McLeod

Mr. Wayne M. E. McLeod is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc., since June 16, 2005. Mr. McLeod is a corporate director and also serves as a member of the board of directors of Morguard Investments Inc. and is a trustee of Richards Packaging Income Fund. Mr. McLeod was a trustee of Atlas Cold Storage Income Fund until October 2006, a director of CanWest Mediaworks Inc. until July, 2007, a director of Turbo Power Systems Inc. until 2008 and a director of SMTC Corporation until 2011. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1965. Mr. McLeod retired in 1999 after 20 years with CCL Industries Inc., where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors, among other positions. Mr. McLeod has served twice as an executive-in-residence for the Institute of Corporate Directors and is the past chairperson of the Institute.

William Millar

Mr. William Millar is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc. He is a well known expert in the fields of public transportation and transportation policy, who effectively led the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) serving as its President from 1996 to 2011. As executive director from 1983-1996, he oversaw the development and operation of bus, busway, light rail, paratransit and inclined plane service. He is the founder of Pittsburgh’s award-winning ACCESS paratransit service. In the 1970’s Mr. Millar worked for the Pennsylvania DOT. Mr. Millar, a strong supporter of transportation research, received the Founding Father Award for his leadership in establishing the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). He was a member of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) for over two decades serving as its chair in 1992. A frequent conference speaker and university lecturer. Mr. Millar also serves on the governing boards of several organizations including Reconnecting America and as a Senior Advisor for Rail and Transit at H.W. Lochner, Inc. He is a member of the High Speed Rail Expert Review Panel for the Texas Transportation Institute. Mr. Millar is the recipient of many awards including APTA’s Jesse Haugh Award as Transit Manager of the Year (1987); the TRB’s W. N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (1999) and Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship (2012); Railway Age’s Graham Claytor Award (2006); the Texas Transportation Institute’s Director’s Research Champion Award (2008) and the Eno Foundation’s Award for Transportation Excellence (2011). Mr. Millar has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), the Council of University Centers (CUTC). Mr. Millar has a BA from Northwestern University in geography and an MA from the University of Iowa in urban transportation planning and policy analysis.

V. James Sardo

Mr. V. James Sardo is an Independent Director of New Flyer Industries Inc., since June 16, 2005. He is a corporate director and since 2012 has served on the board of Currency Exchange International Corporation and has been a director of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation (formerly Macquarie Power and Infrastructure Corporation) since 2009. Mr. Sardo was a director of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited from 2010 to 2011, Royal Group Technologies Limited from 2003 to 2006, Hydrogenics Corporation from 2003 to 2009, SonnenEnergy Corp from 2008 to 2009 and Northstar Healthcare Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Sardo was also a trustee of Countryside Power Income Fund from 2004 to 2007; Union Waterheater Income Trust from 2003 to 2007; and Custom Direct Income Fund form 2003 to 2007. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Sardo was interim CEO of Royal Group Technologies Limited from 2004 to 2005, President of the Canadian Operations of Moore Corporation Limited, a business forms and communications company, from 1999 to 2001 and President and CEO of SMK Speedy International Inc., an international automotive repair company, from 1997 to 1999. Prior to 1997 Mr. Sardo was Chief Executive Officer of Amre Inc., a Dallas based marketer of home improvement products from 1994 to 1995 and Chief Executive Officer of SNE Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of windows and doors from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Sardo was the President of Firestone Canada Inc. from 1983 to 1988 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Sardo is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Jon Koffman

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