Chairman Of The Board
Robert B. Johnston is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of The InterTech Group, Inc. since 2008. Mr. Johnston previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of The Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Johnston is a Director of Circa Enterprises Inc., Colabor Group Inc., Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation, FIH group plc and Produce Investments plc. In addition, Mr. Johnston serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund and on the Advisory Board of the McGill University Executive Institute. Mr. Johnston holds an MBA Degree from the John Molson School of Business, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Concordia University and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also completed the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program.
Stewart Emerson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Supremex Inc. Prior to his current role, Mr. Emerson began his career as an Account Manager at Innova Envelope Inc. in 1990 and has since held a number of positions, including Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Vice President and General Manager, Central Region and Buffalo Envelope. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Management from the Northeastern University of Boston.
Warren J. White sits on the Board of Directors of Circa Enterprises Inc., Colabor Group Inc, Titan Logix Corp. and Vicon Industries, Inc. He has held many senior leadership roles for large international manufacturing organizations with responsibilities in information technology, finance, procurement and strategic planning. Before becoming an independent consultant, Mr. White was Senior Vice President, Global Business Engineering at CGI until 2012 and Vice President, Information Technology and Global Procurement at Alcan Aluminum until 2003. Mr. White is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a MBA degree from Concordia University.
Dany Paradis is President of Nuera Air Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of central vacuum system since January 2020. Previously with Yellow Pages Limited, he was the Senior Vice-President of Sales and Customer Care since 2017, being responsible for sales, customer service, marketing and operations. In 2016, he was promoted as Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Human Resources Officer and was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer when joining Yellow Pages in 2014. From 2008 to 2012, he was a Senior Executive at Fibrek Inc. and, prior to that, held various executive positions at Domtar Inc. and Reebok/Adidas. With more than 30 years of experience, he worked for a number of high-profile companies in the natural resources, athletics and professional services sector. Mr. Paradis holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Sciences degree from Laval University and completed an Advanced Leadership Program from McGill University. He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and held several boards of director positions with foundations, associations and public companies.
Georges Kobrynsky, a former Trustee of Supremex Income Fund and Director of Supremex Inc. from 2006 to 2012, is currently a Corporate Director of Cascades Inc. Previously, Mr. Kobrynsky was Senior Vice President, Investments Forest Products of the Société générale de financement du Québec from 2005 to 2010 and held various senior positions at Domtar Inc. for over 30 years. He also held a position at the Ministry of the Environment of Canada from 1971 to 1975. Mr. Kobrynsky has completed the Senior Executive Program from University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences from the Université Laval and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the Université de Montréal.
Steven P. Richardson
Steven P. Richardson is currently a Corporate Director of Parkland Fuel Corporation. He was Chief Financial Officer and Director of Hudson’s Bay Company from 2003 to 2009. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Wells Fargo Financial Canada and Chief Financial Officer and director at Associates Financial Services of Canada and Beneficial Canada Inc. He began his career at Imperial Oil Limited, with various positions in the corporate finance and controller’s departments. Mr. Richardson was also a Director and member of various committees of the Board of RONA Inc., Sterling Shoes and easyhome Ltd. He holds a CPA, CMA designation, is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Economics and Commerce), completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
A.I. (Drew) Sullivan
Andrew I. (Drew) Sullivan is Senior Vice President of RR Donnelley Brazil since January 2017. He was previously President of RR Donnelley Canada, a position which he held since February 2012. Prior to his role as President, Mr. Sullivan held various sales executive positions with RR Donnelley/Moore Corporation which he joined in 2001 after spending 23 years with Relizon Canada. Mr. Sullivan has worked in the printing business since 1978. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.
Nicole Boivin is a Strategic Consultant and Corporate Director. She started her independent practice in 2017 and acts as a strategic advisor to boards and executives dealing with disruption, emerging technologies, M&A and changes in leadership and strategy. She is an advisor for the venture capital firm DGC Capital and a contingent faculty member with the Schulich School of Business of York University. From 1999 to 2014, Mrs. Boivin held various executive positions with Manulife as the Global Chief Branding and Communications Officer and the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communication for the Canadian Division. Mrs. Boivin currently serves on the boards of RES PUBLICA Capital and Brampton Distribution Holdco. She is also a former board member of Ontario Power Generation, Pathways to Education and Harbourfront Centre. She is an MBA graduate from Laurentian University and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.