Ms. Beale is President and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, a position she has held since 1996. As President of APEC, Ms. Beale is an advisor to senior levels of government on regional planning and economic strategies for Atlantic Canada. Ms. Beale's policy and research interests cover a wide range of topics related to the economy of Atlantic Canada including labour market performance, innovation strategies and inter-provincial and external trade. Ms. Beale also works closely with the business community and other stakeholders around Atlantic Canada to identify new opportunities for growth in the region's economy. Ms. Beale resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Economics from Dalhousie University. Ms. Beale has taken an active role in a number of professional and community organizations. Currently, she is a member of the National Statistics Council, Governor of Dalhousie University, Director of the Telecom Applications Research Alliance, Director of Transparency International Inc. and member of the Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology for Natural Resources Canada.
David Chaundy is a Senior Economist with the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) where he is a leading contributor to APEC's research reports and other publications. Since joining APEC in 1999, Mr. Chaundy has worked on a variety of topics including demographic trends and immigration, seasonality and the supply of skilled labour, business subsidies, and studies on Atlantic Canada's construction and forest industries. His recent research has focused on international trade performance, foreign investment and the region's business climate, and transportation and the Atlantic gateway concept. He is a regular presenter at APEC's Business Outlook conference in addition to giving presentations to other business groups, policymakers and academics. Mr. Chaundy holds graduate degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge and the University of York in England.
Kimberley Tran is an Economist with the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) and a contributor to APEC's quarterly publications and reports. She has contributed to research projects on transportation, international trade, energy and public finance. Ms. Tran holds a B.A. from the University of Prince Edward Island and an M.A. in Economics from Dalhousie University. Prior to joining APEC in 2003, she was a research assistant for Lars Osberg, McCulloch Professor of Economics at Dalhousie University. Ms. Tran is an active member of several community organizations, including the Just Us Development and Education Society and Amnesty International.
Dr. Richard Donald is a Senior International Project Manager with Jacques Whitford Limited. Founded in Halifax, in 1972, Jacques Whitford has grown to become Canada's largest environmental consulting company with 56 offices in Canada, United States and the Middle East. Richard works in the Dartmouth offices of Jacques Whitford which continue to serve as company's corporate headquarters. During his ten years at Jacques Whitford, Dr. Donald has participated in and managed numerous environmental projects in Canada and in over 20 countries around the world: from the Canadian Arctic to Buenos Aires, and Cape Town to Beijing. Earlier in his career he lived and worked for several years in Latin America, and has recently returned from Qatar, where he spent the last year and a half working for Qatar Petroleum Corporation. In his current role at Jacques Whitford, Dr. Donald is responsible for assisting in the development of new international markets for Jacques Whitford, and building strong business relationships with overseas partners. Jacques Whitford has undertaken projects in over 85 countries and it is Richard's mandate to build on this past success in exporting Canadian engineering talent and services.
Steve is responsible for overseeing all administrative matters relating to the Halifax location of L3 – Electronic Systems, specifically the growth, execution and governance of the Halifax business. As a member of the senior executive team, Steve is responsible for regular representation of the activities at the Halifax site to the Toronto based executive team and Management Board, and for reciprocal representation to the Halifax employees and the Halifax community. Steve has held various leadership posts related to design manufacturing, and business development in the aerospace, telecommunications, and medical sectors. Prior to joining L3-ES in 2006 Steve served as General Manager of Exfo Corporation (telecom test equipment) based in Quebec City in the period 1995-2006. Prior to that (1994-1999) he served Sparton of Canada Corporation in London Ontario as both Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Business Development. Originally his career was in the design and development of medical devices including postings as Director of Biomedical Engineering at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, and as founder and Executive Director of the London Centre for Health Technology Assessment. Steve holds degrees from the University of Guelph in Biology and Engineering and has written many published articles on emerging technology management and the leadership of high performance technical teams.
Joe Fillmore is the Director, Business Development for the Glitnir Bank. Joe spent over 9 years with Scotiabank focused solely on commercial banking. Within commercial banking he worked as a senior manager in the areas of relationship banking and credit structuring. In these positions he was responsible for many of the Bank's largest commercial clients in Atlantic Canada. Prior to joining Scotiabank he spent 11 years in the Canadian Air Force, of which 5 years were in Europe. Joe has a BA with honours in Economics from Acadia University and a MBA from Dalhousie University.
Mark Mosher is the Vice President – Pulp and Paper for J.D. Irving, Limited. He is currently responsible for overall strategy, direction and leadership of the Pulp and Paper Group. He has 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry. Mark has a Master in Engineering (Pulp and Paper) and a Masters in Business Administration. Mark's extensive business travel has provided him with a broad knowledge of manufacturing facilities and practices from around the world. Mark has spoken at several key industry forums, was a member of the Market Design Committee for the revamping of the power industry in N.B., participated in the Canadian Governor General's Leadership Conference (2003) and serves as a Director for local charities.
Francis McGuire is a director and President & Chief Executive Officer of Major Drilling Group International Inc. Prior to joining Major Drilling in August 2000, Mr. McGuire served as Vice-President, Business Development of MITI Information Technology Inc. Mr. McGuire has also served as Deputy Minister of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of New Brunswick. Mr. McGuire holds a Masters of Arts in International Studies, Trade and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a diploma in European Politics from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Mouland is “Serving Our Clients' Needs First”. He graduated from Mount Allison University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science and completed his Masters of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1976. Mr. Mouland is the President of Fundy Engineering and is our senior geotechnical engineer with 30 years of experience. In 1987, he co-founded Fundy Engineering & Consulting Ltd with two other partners. He is a registered professional engineer in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and in the state of Maine. For over 15 years, Mr. Mouland has worked as a Project Manager for geotechnical investigations, blasting design and control, slope stabilization, materials testing, earthwork design, and marine structures. Some large-scale projects he has managed include: geotechnical design and investigation for the 400MW Millbank Combustion Gas Turbine Generating Station; blasting control during the Coleson Cove Generating Station Refurbishment Project; investigation of slope failutre at the west-side Saint John Co-op Store; materials testing for the Prince County Hospital in Summerside; slope stabilization and placement of a 2300m2 geomesh anchored retaining wall at a Fredericton retail outlet; and marine structure development for Blacks Harbour. Throughout his career he has been called as an expert witness in a number of high-profile court cases because of his detailed knowledge and valuable experience in these areas.
In 1976 Larry became the second member to join the newly formed Architects Association of PEI. He partnered with Terry Manning in the firm Jones and Manning Architects, which is still operating today. Larry completed many distinctive architectural projects. The largest of these, the Health and Animals and Plants Laboratory is a level 3 laboratory with an unabashed contemporary style, which still occupies a prominent spot on the architectural landscape of PEI. Larry's latest project is the GOCB building, a Green office building designed to be a model for future government buildings across Canada. This building includes a great number of sustainable design elements and aims to obtain Platinum LEED certification. Recognizing the need to consolidate in order to have the capacity for larger projects, Larry joined two other Island firms to create Bergmark Guimond Hammarlund Jones Architects in 1999 now the largest architectural firm on PEI. This firm has succeeded in securing commissions such as the now completed Prince County Hospital, The Atlantic Technology Centre and the Institute for Nutrisciences and Health, in addition to the GOCB Charlotteown.
Mr. Keefe is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diagnostic Chemicals Limited, a company engaged in the manufacturing of health care products for world wide distribution. In 2006, the company was named one of the top 101 companies in Atlantic Canada (Atlantic Progress) and one of the top 100 employers in Canada (MacLean's). In1985, Mr. Keefe completed the requirements for membership to the Canadian and Prince Edward Island Institutes of Chartered Accountants. He was called to the Prince Edward Island Bar in 1986 and became a partner in Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales, the top ranked law firm in Atlantic Canada. Mr. Keefe, in addition to providing legal advice on financial and business matters to clients engaged in a variety of activities, actively participated in the management of the firm. Ron Keefe attended the University of Prince Edward Island graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a concentration in Economics in 1979. In 1983, Mr Keefe graduated from Dalhousie University in 1983, with a degree in Law (concentration in Business and Tax), and a Masters degree in Business Administration, (concentration in Finance and International Business). Mr. Keefe is a member of the board of the Bank of Canada. He is an investor in private businesses operating in the Province of Prince Edward Island and elsewhere. Mr. Keefe is a Past-President of the United Way of Prince Edward Island and a past executive of the Canadian Diabetes Association - Prince Edward Island Division. He is a member of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island and the Canadian and Prince Edward Island Institutes of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Keefe is the President of Communities 13 Inc., a non-profit organization which owns and operates a multipurpose recreational complex serving the needs of about 12,000 residents of 13 communities. Mr. Keefe is also a board member of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.
Donald I. Clarke is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rutter Inc., a global enterprise focused on the business of providing innovative, 21st century technologies and engineering solutions. Rutter's revenues in 2005 were $69.9 million and the Company was named Fastest Growing Company by Profit Magazine. A Concordia Business Graduate and CA, Donald began his career with, Clarke Steamships leading its freight forwarding division from $25 to $65 million in revenue. In 1983, Mr. Clarke and his business partners formed the ConPro Group where he acted as Chief Financial Officer. He was a key ConPro player on the team that formed the partnership that constructed the $2 billion concrete gravity based structure for the $5.3 billion Hibernia platform now producing over 120,000 barrel of oil per day offshore Newfoundland and Labrador . ConPro went on to participate in a second large joint venture in the Atlantic offshore sector, this time to construct the Terra Nova Floating Production and Offloading System (FPSO) for Petro-Canada. As both an active investor and a business owner, Mr. Clarke is experienced in start-ups in the marine, electronics and medical products areas. It was this experience that led to his interest in and subsequent acquisition of Rutter Technologies, then a fledgling company looking for financial and management support to commercialize voyage data recorders for the marine sector.
In his sixth year as president and refinery manager, Gunther Baumgartner brings to North Atlantic 25 years of oil industry experience. Before becoming president in December 1999, he was North Atlantic's Director of Economics and Technical Support and served as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition to his degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico, Gunther also has a great deal of hands-on experience in the downstream oil industry. His areas of expertise include refining, engineering, business management, economics, operations, supply and logistics, transportation, and trading. Gunther's expertise in all facets of the industry is drawn from his positions with North Atlantic, Vitol Refining, and Mobil Oil. Gunther's expert guidance has helped transform North Atlantic into a responsible, caring, community-minded organization. The company has won numerous awards for community support, environmental management, and marketing initiatives. And, was named one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Canada, and placed among the Top 100 Employers in the country for the past two years.
Ed Martin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and the Hydro Group of Companies in August of 2005. He graduated from Memorial University in St. John's (1980) receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree and from the University of Calgary with Master of Business Administration (1988). Ed has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Petro-Canada serving as Manager, Joint Ventures since 1999, serving as a member of the East Coast senior leadership team with responsibility for managing Petro-Canada's interests in Hibernia, White Rose, Hebron, New Developments, shuttle tankers and the Newfoundland Transshipment Ltd. crude oil terminal.