Bryan is an award-winning writer and commentator based in Sault Ste. Marie, where he is a United Front Entertainment, and UFE Tagona Press (Sault Millworks) founding partner. UFE is a multidimensional Canadian and international creative works enterprise. Bryan also has a lifelong passion for sport. He has coached with high school, elite junior women’s (U19), and Canadian college basketball teams since 1985.
Key operational strategist offering 20 years of experience across the management spectrum, with full P&L; including sales and marketing, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, quality, IT, product and business development. Demonstrated success in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, process improvement, and change management. Expertise with multiple ERP and Quality Systems Implementations. Successfully drove large-scale process and operations improvement projects across multiple manufacturing and distribution operations.
Specialties: Company Growth, Turnaround and Revitalization. New Product Introduction, New Market and Business Development. Supply Chain Optimization. Culture Change, Process Improvement and Systems Implementation. Blending Strategic Planning with Tactical Execution. Kaizen, Lean, 5S, Root Cause, TPM, SMED, Six Sigma, Visual Factory
Ted Hastings is the CEO of Rebellion Media, a leading digital media company.
Previously, Ted served as President of Cyberplex, an online publishing and acquisition company.
Ted was the President and CEO of Tsavo Media for three years prior to its sale to Cyberplex for US $75 million.
Ted joined Tsavo in October 2007 from Geosign, where he served as President and closed Canada’s largest private equity financing in 2007 of US $160 million.
Prior to Geosign, Ted was CEO of GBG, a software company where he closed the acquisition of nine direct competitors and ultimately the sale of GBG to 3M Corporation.
Ted graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and also holds his CA and CPA designations.
Ted was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009
Dr. Jeff Mathorpe B.Sc, Ph.D
Jeff Manthorpe was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1976. In September of 1994 he started a B.Sc. in Bio-Medical Science at the University of Guelph but transferred to the Chemistry program in his second year. After carrying
out undergraduate research with Professor Gordon Lange, he graduated on the Dean’s List in the spring of 1998.
Upon completion of his B.Sc., Professor Manthorpe moved to McGill University in Montréal, Québec to carry out post-graduate studies with Professor James Gleason.
His research involved the development of a powerful new general method for the stereocontrolled formation of α,α-disubstituted enolates. Subsequent asymmetric alkylation of these enolates led to the formation of quaternary carbons with high levels of stereopurity. An extremely efficient second- generation system followed and is now commercially available from Aldrich. Other students in the Gleason continue to investigate this chemistry.
After completing his doctoral studies, he moved to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) where he was an FQRNT postdoctoral fellow with Professor Erick M. Carreira. Whilst at the ETH he worked on the asymmetric synthesis of an analogue of the clinical antifungal agent amphotericin B and developed a powerful new directing for the synthesis of β-glycosides.
In the summer of 2006 he took up an academic position at Carleton University, where his research focuses on the development of new asymmetric methodology and applications to biologically relevant molecules, both natural and unnatural.
When not in the lab he enjoys cooking, cycling, playing hockey and listening to music.
Dr. John ApSimon B.Sc, Ph.D
John ApSimon began working at Carleton University as a chemistry professor in 1962 after receiving his BA and PhD from the University of Liverpool.
During his time at Carleton, ApSimon has held numerous positions on the academic and administrative sides of the university. These include chair of the Department of Chemistry, dean of Graduate Studies, vice-president ((Research), and vice-president (Academic).
ApSimon has been the school’s director of Corporate Relations since 2011.
Upon retiring in 2014 John ApSimon received the Carlton University’s Founders Award, Carleton’s highest non-academic honour. It is given to people who have made significant contributions to the university’s progress.
David R Fedy
With more than 20 years of legal experience (most of which was spent in a full-service firm), David has seen and done it all. Drawing on his tremendous wealth of experience and understanding, David is able to approach any aspect of corporate, commercial, and technology law with unique insight and skillful problem solving.
David advises clients of all sizes on mergers and acquisitions, financings and other commercial transactions. He provides trusted counsel to banks and financial institutions with an emphasis on real estate developments and transactions.
He has been a valuable member of the McCarter Grespan team since 2010 and continues to have a positive impact on his community through his involvement with various charitable and other organizations