Speakers

    • Alan Hooper, Research Associate, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

      Alan Hooper, Research Associate, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) 

      Alan Hooper is a Research Associate with the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the not-for-profit research arm of the trucking industry. ATRI conducts transportation research with an emphasis on the trucking industry’s essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable transportation system. Mr. Hooper is the research lead for several critical trucking industry studies, including ATRI’s annual Operational Costs of Trucking, Top Industry Issues, and Cost of Congestion analyses. He is also a key member of ATRI’s Freight Performance Measures program, leveraging a unique truck G

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Naomi Iwashita, Manager Temperature Control Solutions, CP Rail

      Naomi Iwashita, Manager Temperature Control Solutions, CP Rail 

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    • Nick Nanos, Vice-President of Distribution & Logistics, LCBO

      Nick Nanos, Vice-President of Distribution & Logistics, LCBO 

      Nick Nanos is the Vice-President of Distribution & Logistics at the LCBO, where he has held numerous progressive leadership positions over 28 years, spanning Retail, Distribution, Finance, Wholesale, Internal Audit, and Logistics.  Active in the Supply Chain/Logistics community, Nick sits on the Board of Directors for the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP Toronto Roundtable). Nick holds an undergraduate degree in Political Studies, a post-graduate certificate in Executive Leadership from Queen’s University, a designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner, as well as t

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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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    • 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

      Stephen Coombs 

      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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    • Steven Bryce, VP, Supply Chain, Reimer Associates

      Steven Bryce, VP, Supply Chain, Reimer Associates 

      Steven Bryce is past president of the CSCMP’s Toronto Chapter, serving on the Executive of the organization for the last decade. Steven is the VP, Supply Chain for Reimer Associates, Specialists in Supply Chain Recruiting. For the last 2 decades Steven has spent his career in major Retail 3rd party Logistics firms in Senior Financial roles with organizations like Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. Steven also was the co-Author of the Canadian Study which is part of the Global Perspectives series that CSCMP has published about conducting logistics in various regions of the world

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    • Tony Kermally, Partner/VP, Freightcom Inc.

      Tony Kermally, Partner/VP, Freightcom Inc. 

      Tony Kermally is partner/VP at Freightcom Inc. Freightcom is an online portal that provides LTL and Courier pricing throughout North America. Tony has been instrumental in forming alliances with the company’s core carrier partners, building the company’s sales and operations capabilities, and leading its rapid growth over the past few years. Freightcom has recently released a new suite of apps for the eCommerce space.

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