Executive Vice President
Kernaghan & Partners Ltd.
Mr. Kernaghan has over twenty years experience in the financial services industry. Initially as a Senior Investment Advisor at Kernaghan Securities until 2015 and thereafter as Senior Investment Advisor at Kernaghan & Partners Ltd. – a brokerage firm in Ontario. He is also President of Principia Research Inc., a research and investment company and President of Kernwood Ltd. – an investment holding company. Mr. Kernaghan holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Toronto 1999 and has, over the course of the last fifteen years, has been a director of PFB Corp., Collicutt Energy Services Ltd. and Peak Energy Services Ltd., as well as the public company boards he currently is a director of as listed below.
Waterloo Brewing Co. (TSX:WBR)
Boralex Inc. (TSX:BLX)
Obsidian Energy Limited (TSX:OBE)
Black Diamond Group td. (TSX:BDI)
Chief Operating Officer
Magna International Inc.
Tommy (Tom) J. Skudutis was appointed Magna’s Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is responsible for the overall management, strategy and development of Magna’s more-than 330 manufacturing divisions around the world. This includes approving business plans, product strategy, capital expenditures and management.
Skudutis, who has been with Magna for 30-plus years, has spent the majority of his career in the automobile industry at both operational and executive management levels.
Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer for all of Magna, Skudutis served as Chief Operating Officer of Magna’s exteriors, interiors, seating, mirrors and closures operating units, and was also President of the body & chassis unit.
Throughout the course of his Magna career, Skudutis has held positions including Executive Vice President Operations of Magna International, Vice President of Operations at Cosma, President of Decoma, and General Manager at Master Precision. Skudutis began his career as a tool and die/mold maker.
Additional work experience includes posititions as a Toolroom Supervisor at KTM Locks and General Manager at Canada Fineblanking Corporation.
Skudutis was born in Welland, Ontario and currently resides in King City, Ontario.
Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
President and CEO of the Company
Mr. Kirk has been President and CEO of Exco since January 2019. He joined Exco in November 2015 as Executive Vice President and was appointed to Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. Prior to joining Exco, Mr. Kirk spent 14 years with Moody’s Canada Inc., where he was Vice President with lead analytical responsibility for various Canadian industrial sectors, including transportation-related industries. Before Moody’s, he worked at Bank of America Securities Canada and Scotiabank. Mr. Kirk has 25 years of combined experience in the automotive and financial industries. He has an MBA degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a CFA charterholder.
Executive Chairman of the Company
Mr. Robbins has been Executive Chairman of Exco since January 2019. He joined Exco in 1972 at a time when Exco was a private family owned company. In 1975 Mr. Robbins, upon the passing of his father Harry Robbins, became President and CEO of Exco – a position he held through to his retirement from day to day management in January 2019. In 1986, Mr. Robbins led Exco’s transition to a public company and in 2000 led its transformation into the automotive component business with the acquisition of Tecsyn International Inc. Over the years, he has been on numerous Canadian public company boards in addition to those he is currently on (listed below) including Dofasco Inc., Ontario Power Generation and Noma Industries. Mr. Robbins graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970 from the University of Waterloo and a professional engineering designation from the APEO.
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX)
Air Boss of America Corp. (TSX:BOS)
Mr. Magee has been the lead director of Exco Technologies Limited since January 2019 and director since 2010. Mr. Magee is currently the Chairperson of the Woodbridge Group – an international automotive parts manufacturer where he held the CEO position for 15 years. Mr. Magee has over 40 years of experience leading, growing, and acquiring businesses while driving innovation, technology and lean manufacturing. Bob is also a director of Pro Caissons Ltd, WB family foundation and vice chair of Canada’s next Generation Manufacturing Superclusters. Bob is presently a member of University of Waterloo Dean’s advisory Council, Conestoga College Board of Governor’s, and Canada’s Automotive Partnership Council. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo and subsequently completed business programs at both Queens University and University of Toronto.
Ms. McMorrow is an experienced corporate and not-for-profit director and certified public accountant. From 1978 to 2016 she was a senior client assurance partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global professional services firm. She has more than 35 years’ experience in advising audit committees and senior management of public and private global companies. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. McMorrow was the National Director in Canada, of EY’s signature Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program and the firm’s Growth Markets Leader (high-growth entrepreneurial companies). In 2015 she was recognized in the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
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