People: Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc (RME.TO)

RME.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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28 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Campbell

63 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Derek Stimson

66 President, Director

David Ascott

2011 Chief Financial Officer

Garrett Ganden

2011 Chief Operating Officer

Jerald Palmer

2010 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Robert Mackay

58 2013 Director

Scott Tannas

2014 Director

Dennis Hoffman

67 2007 Independent Director

Patrick Priestner

58 2007 Independent Director

Paul Walters

60 2007 Lead Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Campbell

Mr. Matthew C. Campbell is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer a Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Dealership Inc., effective December 31, 2014. Mr. Campbell has been a successful entrepreneur for approximately 40 years, owning and operating businesses in a variety of fields, including automobile dealerships, scrap metal sales and heavy equipment services such as trucking, contracting and rentals, sand and gravel hauling, asphalt paving and road salt operations. Mr. Campbell established Hammer Equipment Sales Limited in 1993 when he bought Case Construction equipment dealerships in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. At the time of the acquisition of Hammer Equipment Sales Limited by the Corporation, he had successfully expanded the Hammer Equipment Sales Limited dealership operation to include six branches located across Alberta and over 230 employees. In addition to his involvement with numerous industry committees and associations, Mr. Campbell was elected President of the Saskatchewan Roadbuilders, 1987- 88, Chairman of the Saskatchewan Construction Association 1990, and President of the Western Canada Roadbuilders 1990.

Derek Stimson

Mr. Derek I. Stimson is Director of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. He is longer a President of the Company effective December 31, 2014. He is the President of the Corporation. Mr. Stimson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hi-Way Service Inc. for 28 years. Mr. Stimson expanded the operations of Hi-Way Service from its initial offices in Taber and Lethbridge, Alberta, to include offices throughout southern Alberta. Mr. Stimson has considerable experience in the independent equipment dealership industry having been involved in the agricultural equipment industry for over 45 years.

David Ascott

Mr. David J. Ascott, C.A., is Chief Financial Officer of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Opta Minerals Inc., a publicly-traded company engaged in acquiring and consolidating suppliers of industrial minerals and abrasives in North America and Europe. Before that, Mr. Ascott was employed as the Corporate Controller of a large North American abrasive blasting and painting contractor and, from 1992 to 1999, was employed in various positions with Ernst & Young in office both in Canada and in Europe. Mr. Ascott has been a Chartered Accountant since 1994.

Garrett Ganden

Mr. Garrett A. W. Ganden is Chief Operating Officer of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer on May 9, 2011, and held that position in addition to being the Chief Financial Officer until August 8, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Ganden had served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hammer Equipment Sales Limited since October 23, 2007 and, prior thereto, was the Corporate Controller at Hammer Equipment Sales Limited for five years. Mr. Ganden attended the University of Lethbridge and received his Bachelor of Management in 1997. Prior to joining Hammer Equipment Sales Limited in 2002, he worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Chartered Accountants in Calgary, Alberta where in 2000 he earned his Chartered Accountant designation.

Jerald Palmer

Mr. Jerald D. Palmer Jr., is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. Prior to joining the Corporation in 2010, Mr. Palmer worked as a barrister & solicitor in private legal practice, where he maintained a practice focused on commercial transactions, corporate reorganizations, and real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Political Science. Mr. Palmer then attended the University of Alberta where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2006. Upon completing his articles, he was called to the Alberta Bar in 2007.

Robert Mackay

Mr. Robert K. Mackay has been appointed as Director of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., with effect from May 13, 2013. Mr. Mackay, originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, currently serves as the President of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated ("Ritchie Bros."), a position he has held since 2005. He has been with Ritchie Bros. since 1985, holding various executive leadership positions and overseeing Ritchie Bros.' expansion into international markets.

Scott Tannas

Mr. Scott A. Tannas is Director of the Company. Mr. Tannas is the founder, vice-chairman and former chief executive officer of Western Financial Group Inc., a diversified financial services organization headquartered in Alberta. He also currently serves as a director of both Bank West and Western Life Assurance Company. In 2013, Mr. Tannas was appointed to the Canadian Senate as one of Alberta's elected senators-in-waiting.

Dennis Hoffman

Mr. Dennis J. Hoffman, F.C.A., is an Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. He is an independent businessman and was, until 2005, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in Calgary, Alberta. After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from the University of Saskatchewan, Mr. Hoffman joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1970, was admitted to the partnership in 1982, and became office managing partner and a member of the Canadian Leadership team in 2001 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Hoffman completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program in 2005. Currently, Mr. Hoffman is a director of Mullen Group Ltd., a trustee of Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust, and a director of NorSerCo Inc.

Patrick Priestner

Mr. Patrick J. Priestner is an Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. He is the Chief Executive Officer of AutoCanada Inc. and the administrator of AutoCanada Income Fund. Mr. Priestner has over 30 years of experience in the retail automotive industry, including 25 years as a franchised automobile dealership owner. Mr. Priestner became the President and Dealer Principal at Canada One Auto Group Ltd. (now an operating entity of AutoCanada Income Fund) in 1993. Since 1998, Mr. Priestner has been the Vice President of the Alberta Dealers Association Advertising Council and has served as the Chairman of the Dealer Council DaimlerChrysler – Western Region.

Paul Walters

Mr. Paul S. Walters is Lead Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. Mr. Walters is an independent businessman. Mr. Walters served as past Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Canada Inc. In addition, Mr. Walters held a number of executive management positions with Hudson’s Bay Company. He is also a past director of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, as well as being a past director of the University of British Columbia, the Retail Council of Canada, the International Mass Retail Association and the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Walters was a director of the Forzani Group Ltd. prior to its sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, in 2011.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Matthew Campbell

536,951

Derek Stimson

446,352

David Ascott

312,607

Garrett Ganden

432,708

Jerald Palmer

189,900

Robert Mackay

--

Scott Tannas

--

Dennis Hoffman

--

Patrick Priestner

--

Paul Walters

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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