Speakers

    • Alan K. Boughton, Co-Founder, Trailcon Leasing

      Alan K. Boughton, Co-Founder, Trailcon Leasing 

      Al Boughton has been an industry leader for over 45 years. His current capacity as Co-Founder of Trailcon Leasing began more than twenty-six years ago when he decided to leave his role of President at Provincial Trailer Rentals to branch out on his own. The rest, as they say, is history as Trailcon has enjoyed tremendous success, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, and grown its fleet to over 8,500 trailers while becoming a well-respected supplier of lease and rental units. Al has been extensively involved with various industry organizations and other local business organizations thro

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    • Andrew Fuller, Assistant Vice President, Domestic Intermodal, CN Rail

      Andrew Fuller, Assistant Vice President, Domestic Intermodal, CN Rail 

      Andrew Fuller is Assistant Vice President, Domestic overseeing the Sales and Marketing activities for CN’s Domestic Intermodal segment with operations across Canada, United States and Mexico generating over $1.1B in annual revenue. Over his 25 years in the Rail industry Andrew has developed a passion for coaching a strong team of professionals and working with clients from a diverse group of industries including retail, trucking, food and beverage and forest products. Success is driven by working with new clients to offer innovative ways to improve supply chains, reduce cost and grow our sha

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    • Anna Petrova, Director, Head of Supply Chain Canada, Conagra Brands

      Anna Petrova, Director, Head of Supply Chain Canada, Conagra Brands 

      Anna Petrova is a senior Supply Chain leader with over 25 years of Supply chain experience with multinational CPG companies like P&G, Wrigleys, Cadbury, Ferrero. Throughout her career in Europe and in North America, Anna has led commercial and industrial Supply Chains, set up “greenfield site” operations and led transformations of mature supply chains. Her aspiration is to build best in class, high performing supply chain teams, with a strong focus on talent development. In March 2019, Anna received an SCMA nomination as one of the Top 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain. In Anna’s

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    • Colin Ruskin, CEO, Driver Engagement

      Colin Ruskin, CEO, Driver Engagement 

      Everyone within the industry knows that driver retention has been historically very low and there are substantial costs associated with high driver turnover. Consequently, I founded DriverEngagement in 2016 with the aim of helping Trucking companies improve Driver Retention Based on 20+yrs experience in the industry and from talking with many drivers, I know, that with a vigorous focus on Driver Service, it is possible to improve satisfaction and ultimately retention. As the CEO of DriverEngagement, I have oversight over strategy, product features and operations. Prior to founding DriverEng

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    • Craig Faucette, Director, Policy and Programs, Trucking HR Canada

      Craig Faucette, Director, Policy and Programs, Trucking HR Canada 

      Craig Faucette is the Director, Policy and Programs for Trucking HR Canada, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human resources challenges and opportunities in the trucking and logistics sector. Craig has spent his career in the charitable and non-profit sector, and brings those skills with him to the trucking industry. Through his career he has continually taken on more progressive roles, where he has developed expertise in non-profit management, program development and management, and business development. As part of the Trucking HR Canada team, Craig o

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    • Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

      Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) 

      Daniel Murray has more than 26 years of experience in a broad range of transportation fields including trucking research and economics, transportation safety technologies and autonomous vehicles. As Senior Vice President for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), Mr. Murray is responsible for managing more than $4.5M in transportation research, testing and evaluation.  Prior to his employment with ATRI, Mr. Murray spent three years working in economic development for a Chicago business consortium and four years developing transit programs, policy and funding with the Regiona

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    • Dave Corcoran, Head of Logistics, Nestlé Canada

      Dave Corcoran, Head of Logistics, Nestlé Canada 

      In 1980, Dave Corcoran began his career in Logistics with Nestlé Canada Inc.; within the Foodservice Warehousing Division. He became National Warehousing Manager in 2002 with responsibility for providing the strategic direction and leadership to warehousing across all sites. In 2008, he became Director, Transportation & Distribution. In this role, Dave was responsible for operational strategic planning, sustainability and improvement initiatives, among other responsibilities. He has a proven track record for driving results and in 2014 was given the added responsibility of the Import & Export

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    • David Ross, Managing Director, Global Transportation & Logistics, Stifel Financial Corp.

      David Ross, Managing Director, Global Transportation & Logistics, Stifel Financial Corp. 

      Based in Miami, FL, Dave Ross is Managing Director and Group Head of the firm’s Global Transportation & Logistics Research practice with a focus on the Truckload, Parcel, Air Cargo/Truck Leasing, LTL, and Intermodal sectors. His past awards include ranking #1 in stock picking multiple times in the Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analysts Survey and in Financial Times/StarMine America’s Top Analysts report. Mr. Ross joined Stifel in 2005. Before joining the firm, he was an analyst with Legg Mason Capital Markets, worked briefly in the industry at RailWorks Corp., and began hi

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    • Doug Munro, President and Owner, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited

      Doug Munro, President and Owner, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited 

      Doug is 56 years old and has been a resident of Brampton since 1993 and has resided in the region of Peel since 1976. He has been married to his wife of 27 years, Barbara, with three children; Graham, David and Patricia. Doug is CEO and owner of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Group of Companies, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second generation to lead M-O, developing the company into a fully integrated transportation enterprise providing service throughout Canada. M-O is widely recognized as a leader in the transportation industry with a reputation for innovation and co

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    • Genevieve Gagnon, President, XTL Transport

      Genevieve Gagnon, President, XTL Transport 

      Genevieve’s background in Business Development and Operations Management prepared her to lead XTL’s continued growth throughout North America. She is driven to lead her company to provide a high-level of Customer Satisfaction, while maintaining a continued focus on productivity and unnecessary cost-reduction initiatives. Guided by the conviction that technology is the key to her company’s future success, she has embraced the latest technological advancements in fleet safety. Her continued focus on strategic investments for her business has brought XTL to an industry leading level with a

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    • Imtiaz Kermali, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, eShipper

      Imtiaz Kermali, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, eShipper 

      Imtiaz completed a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Business Management at the University of Birmingham, UK and went on to work in fast upscale environment in corporate sales at Vodafone U.K. Imtiaz has worked in various roles to deploy mobile and workflow transformations in the telecoms industry giving him firsthand experience in managing complex projects and finding efficiencies in workflow process. In 2015, Imtiaz accepted a VP role at eShipper Inc to scale up the business across North America, build structure to the company grow the brand globally. In the last year, Imtiaz h

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    • Jaclyne Reive, Associate Lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP

      Jaclyne Reive, Associate Lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP 

      Jaclyne Reive is a Toronto-based corporate, commercial and regulatory lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP. Jaclyne has acted for a wide range of clients across the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries, including road carriers, load brokers, logistics providers, warehouse operators and other freight intermediaries. She also advises to manufacturers, importers, exporters, shippers, distributors and growers. Jaclyne’s practice focuses on a wide variety of regulatory compliance issues, including federal and/or provincial laws regarding food safety, cannabis and pharmaceuticals, privacy,

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    • James Johnstone, Associate Vice President of Transportation, Giant Tiger

      James Johnstone, Associate Vice President of Transportation, Giant Tiger 

      James Johnstone is a seasoned transportation professional and strategic leader having held several senior leadership roles in the areas of Fleet Management, Intermodal and Over The Road Transportation. James is the Director of Transportation for Giant Tiger, an iconic Canadian retailer with over 250 stores across Canada and is responsible for the organizations international and domestic transportation programs.

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    • Jane Jazrawy, Co-Founder & CEO, CarriersEdge

      Jane Jazrawy, Co-Founder & CEO, CarriersEdge 

      Jane Jazrawy is the co-founder and CEO of CarriersEdge, the online driver training system used by hundreds of fleets throughout Canada and the United States. Jane, who is a frequent industry speaker, writer and proud member of Generation X, has been working with the trucking industry for nearly 15 years and co-created the Best Fleets to Drive For program, now in its eleventh year.

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    • Jessa Jennings, Regional Vice President, Salesforce

      Jessa Jennings, Regional Vice President, Salesforce 

      Jessa Jennings is a Regional Vice President at Salesforce responsible for driving growth and customer success for the Canadian commercial business unit. Jessa has spent 10 years with Salesforce and has served in various business development, sales and leadership roles across both the US & Canadian markets. During this time she saw the company scale from 1,200 to 37,000 employees globally and grow from $1B to $10B+ in revenue. Jessa is passionate about building strong teams, challenging the status quo and empowering people with technology to do their best work. She currently resides in Vanc

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    • Jim Peeples, President & COO, Challenger Group of Companies

      Jim Peeples, President & COO, Challenger Group of Companies 

      Jim graduated with a degree in Engineering from TUNS (now Dalhousie) in 1986 after which he joined Michelin Tire as a Process Engineer. Over the following 13 years, Jim worked in many capacities such as a Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Quality Manager and Operations Manager. This period in Jim’s career presented opportunities to work in different factory and corporate locations in Canada, US and Europe, where he was recognized for his expertise with People and Processes. Jim also participated in the highly touted Stage North America program at Michelin affording him t

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    • Joe Lombardo, Senior Director, Transportation

      Joe Lombardo, Senior Director, Transportation 

      Director, Senior Director, Purolator Joe Lombardo is the Senior Director of Transportation at Purolator. In this role, he is responsible for Purolator Freight business performance; the company’s national control centre 24/7 operations; all linehaul, rail and ground cartage transportation processes; transportation planning and fleet operations and technology. Since joining Purolator in 2005, Joe has held roles of increasing responsibility that focus on network planning and design and transportation operations. His current portfolio includes leading the deployment of a new transport

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    • Jonas Hendrickson-Gracie, Market Manager, National Food & Retail, CP Rail

      Jonas Hendrickson-Gracie, Market Manager, National Food & Retail, CP Rail 

      Jonas Hendrickson-Gracie is a Market Manager for the National Food & Retail portfolio in Domestic Intermodal at CP Rail. In this role, Jonas works with industry leaders such as Loblaw Companies Limited, Canadian Tire Corporation and TJX Companies on marketing and pricing strategy. Jonas has over six years of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry, having worked for Arnold Bros. Transport, Richardson International and Martin Brower Company of Canada. Jonas holds an MBA from the Lazardis School of Business and Economics at Wilfred Laurier University, with a double specializ

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    • Josh Nye, Senior Economist, RBC

      Josh Nye, Senior Economist, RBC 

      Josh Nye is a Senior Economist at RBC, focusing on the macroeconomic outlook and monetary policy in Canada and the United States. His research notes include Financial Markets Monthly, a forward-looking analysis of domestic and international economic and financial market trends. His comments are regularly featured in media, including the Globe and Mail, Financial Post and Wall Street Journal. Josh holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has worked at RBC Economics since 2012.

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    • Justin Bailie, President & Co-Founder, Rose Rocket

      Justin Bailie, President & Co-Founder, Rose Rocket 

      Justin Bailie is the co founder and president of a Silicon Valley based startup RoseRocket, a modern TMS for LTL carriers. Consistently recognized as a top industry influencer Bailie has been quoted and/or contributed to over 30 national and international publications including INC magazine, Huffington Post and the Globe and Mail. Bailie is recognized as a subject matter expert in the logistics industry and consults with businesses on business modernization and systems, marketing to the millennial economy and sales 2.0. He is also a published author, keynote speaker, and father of three.

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    • Lou Smyrlis, Managing Director, Trucking and Supply Chain Group, Newcom Media Inc.

      Lou Smyrlis, Managing Director, Trucking and Supply Chain Group, Newcom Media Inc. 

      Lou Smyrlis is the Editorial Director of the Trucking Group properties with Newcom Business Media Inc. These properties include Canadian Transportation & Logistics, Truck News, Truck West as well as several online newsfeeds, directories, newsletters and the award winning Web TV show, Transportation Matters. Combined, these properties have a circulation of more than 150,000 providers and buyers of transportation services across Canada. Lou has been reporting on transportation issues for  over 20 years and is a winner of several writing awards. A frequent speaker on industry issues, he is

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    • Lucas Murua, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Dicom

      Lucas Murua, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Dicom 

      SVP of Sales and Marketing, Dicom Lucas started in the industry in 1994 working for Daily Transport as a student where he worked for 12 years before going on to run operations at several other regional TL and LTL providers. In 2009 he joined Purolator where he was responsible for pricing and costing in their Freight division which eventually led to him assuming the role of VP of Pricing and Yield Management at Dicom Transportation located in Dorval Quebec. Lucas is now SVP of Sales and Marketing for Dicom, since it was acquired by GLS, a subsidiary of Royal Mail, in August of 2018.

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    • Max Farrell, Co-founder and CEO, WorkHound

      Max Farrell, Co-founder and CEO, WorkHound 

      Max Farrell is co-founder and CEO of WorkHound, a real-time feedback software platform built to give frontline workers a voice with companies. Before WorkHound, Max founded an innovation consulting firm where he created employee engagement initiatives for startups, nonprofits, and Fortune 1000 companies. In his spare time he's an avid sportsman and sound hip-hop artist.

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    • Max Valiquette, Innovation, Transformation and Marketing Expert

      Max Valiquette, Innovation, Transformation and Marketing Expert 

      For over twenty years, Max Valiquette has been at the forefront of what’s now, what’s new, and what’s next. Anointed by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s “most influential Marketers,” Max has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world to help them transform their organizations, their businesses, and their brands. He is an award-winning marketer and market researcher; an author; a broadcaster; and a journalist who relishes engaging with audiences. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a “don’t miss” speaker. Max’s entrepreneurial drive led him to found Youthography, the gr

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    • Nick Nanos, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Wholesale, LCBO

      Nick Nanos, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Wholesale, LCBO 

      Nick Nanos oversees LCBO’s innovative supply chain operations, including inventory management, product transportation, logistics, distribution, Wholesale/Grocery Operations, and Quality Assurance, ensuring the delivery of superior, cost-effective and efficient services to our Retail and Wholesale customers. Previously LCBO’s Vice-President of Distribution & Logistics, Nick has held numerous progressive leadership positions through nearly three decades at LCBO, spanning Retail, Distribution, Finance, Wholesale, Internal Audit, and Supply Chain. His leadership and logistics expertise has been

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    • Rob Friday, HBA, Managing Principal, Predictive Success

      Rob Friday, HBA, Managing Principal, Predictive Success 

      Rob has been a certified Predictive Index® Practitioner since 2009. Rob is a dedicated growth expert who, at a young age, has been responsible for changing companies in very short periods of time with explosive growth. Rob has a specialized focus in the use of behavioral analytics in transportation. Rob has worked closely with the Predictive Index science department as the lead consult-ant on several transportation related safety studies. Rob’s clients leverage his statistically proven systems to reduce risk, improve safety and increase employee retention and engagement.

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    • Rob Nichols, Managing Director - Domestic Intermodal Sales & Marketing, CP Rail

      Rob Nichols, Managing Director – Domestic Intermodal Sales & Marketing, CP Rail 

      Rob Nichols joined CP as the Managing Director, Domestic Intermodal Sales and Marketing early in 2016. He has 16 years of progressive leadership and senior leadership roles in supply chain, transportation, operations, integrated logistics management, and business development. Rob started his career with UPS Supply Chain Solutions and prior to joining CP led the sales and customer support teams for Calyx (National Fast Freight). Rob is a graduate of the International Trade program at Sir Sanford Fleming College and lives north of Toronto with his wife and two children

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    • Robin Stuart, Consultant, Back Beach

      Robin Stuart, Consultant, Back Beach 

      Robin has over 20 years in the transportation industry, including time with Reimer / Roadway as a Corporate Account Exec for Canada, time with UPS SCS and Day & Ross. Currently Robin is operating his own consulting business Back Beach which encompasses consulting work in the Logistics, Supply Chain Industry, Agency Sales and Marketing and contract positions. Robin has a degree in Economics and Business from Acadia University, several securities and banking licences, a Masters Certificate in Supply Chain from The Schulich School of business, multiple logistics and negotiation courses and

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    • Scott Tilley, President, Tandet Group

      Scott Tilley, President, Tandet Group 

      Scott leads the Tandet Group, in partnership with his brother Kirk. Tandet has evolved from a full service leasing operation, purchased by their father in 1977, and from their father in 2007, to a company with a variety of investments, mainly focussed in the truck transportation space. Tandet manages investments in companies including: four trucking companies, four freight brokerages, a truck leasing division, call center operations, a North American OTR repair/service brokerage, a generator company and a property management company, with over 500 team members operating from 16 locations in Ca

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    • Stephen Coombs, Consultant

      Stephen Coombs, Consultant 

      Steve has over 35 years of transportation industry and supply chain experience. He has held a variety of positions working for retailers such as Hudsons Bay Company and Loblaw, third party logistics providers and carriers in supply chain, transport operations and strategy. He was Vice President, Transportation for the Tibbett & Britten Group North America when their customer, Walmart, came to Canada. His last position was as Director of Operations for Canada Cartage managing their Sobeys account. Canada Cartage delivered to over 600 locations across Ontario from three Sobeys distribution centr

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    • Stephen Laskowski, President, Canadian Trucking Alliance & Ontario Trucking Association

      Stephen Laskowski, President, Canadian Trucking Alliance & Ontario Trucking Association 

      Steve joined OTA in 1994, and since 2000 he has also served the Canadian Trucking Alliance in various capacities. Steve is currently the President for CTA and President of OTA. He has been involved in various files including environmental and cross border matters, domestic and international taxation of trucking activities and intermodal relations. He also oversees CTA’s commercial products line. Steve was a participant in the prestigious US State Department Leadership Exchange Program in 2004. Steve holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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    • Sudhanshu (Sud) Malhotra, Fleet Manager, Powerbev Inc.

      Sudhanshu (Sud) Malhotra, Fleet Manager, Powerbev Inc. 

      Sud Malhotra, started his trucking career with first job in Risk and Compliance Management as Safety Consultant. To expand his vision in trucking, Sud has held the position of Safety and Compliance manager at Ameri-Can Systems – an asset-based operation based in Brampton, Ontario. At present he is associated with Powerbev Inc. as Fleet Manager. Sud got his credentials for different instructor trainings from Ontario Safety League which helped gain more expertise in the subject. He has always been an active promoter of road safety and holds the membership of different networking groups like

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    • Sylvie Messier, CCS, Corporate Transportation & Customs Manager, IPEX

      Sylvie Messier, CCS, Corporate Transportation & Customs Manager, IPEX 

      Sylvie manages Transportation and Customs for IPEX, a manufacturer of plastic pipe and fittings.  IPEX has a distribution network of more than a hundred sites throughout North America and uses tankers, flat beds, closed vans, LTL and courier companies for shipping raw materials and finished goods.  In addition, Sylvie is responsible for the packaging and the Supply Chain Security programs. Her career in the transportation industry began in pricing for LTL carriers.  She joined IPEX 17 years ago, after spending 7 years working as a Project Director for a consulting firm. An accredited

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    • Taimy Suarez Cruz, Director of Logistics, BroadGrain Commodities Inc

      Taimy Suarez Cruz, Director of Logistics, BroadGrain Commodities Inc 

      Taimy Suarez Cruz (@Taimy_SC). Director of Logistics for BroadGrain Commodities Inc, a company dedicated to the origination, handling, processing and trading of over 1 million metric tons of grain and pulses every year. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, Taimy began her career in the field as an administrative associate for BroadGrain, building her expertise and experience along the way in the execution of break-bulk vessels contract operations. Over the last decade, she has come to lead a supply chain planning, logistics team formed by over 30 regionally, and offshore-lo

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    • Yves Provencher, Senior Business Development Manager, Lion Electric

      Yves Provencher, Senior Business Development Manager, Lion Electric 

      Yves Provencher, Senior Business Development manager, Yves lead R&D and engineering teams over 30 years with the goal of accelerating implementation of new technology in the trucking industry throughout North America. He worked with all type of trucking companies from very large ones to owner operators. He understands how fleet owner approach new technology and how to successfully implement new technology.

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