Board of Directors

Executive Vice President
Kernaghan & Partners Ltd.

Executive Vice President of the Company

President and CEO of the Company

Executive Chairman of the Company

Chairman
Woodbridge Group

President, AMT Associates Ltd.

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Edward H. Kernaghan, MSc

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.

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Paul E. Riganelli, MA, MBA, LLB

Executive Vice President of the Company

Mr. Riganelli has been Executive Vice President of Exco since January 2018. He served Exco before that as VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2013 and then as Chief Operating Officer through to the end of 2017. Before his time at Exco, Mr. Riganelli was an executive with Linamar Corporation and Tecsyn International Inc., a North American automotive interior trim manufacturer which Exco purchased in 2000. He retired from full time employment with Exco on January 1 2018 but remains in its employ as Executive VP providing legal, administrative and advisory services as required. Mr. Riganelli has over 25 years of experience in global automotive operations, global government/legal compliance and global corporate development/acquisitions. He received his law degree in Ontario in 1984 and his Master of Business Administration in 2000. He has been a director of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association of Canada since 2018.

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Darren M. Kirk, MBA, CFA

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.

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Brian A. Robbins, PEng

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.

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Robert B. Magee, PEng

Chairman
Woodbridge Group

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.

Anne Marie Turnbull

President, AMT Associates Ltd.

Anne Marie brings 30+ years of consulting to business leaders and their teams on strategic people and organization alignment issues. Prior to launching her own firm, Anne Marie consulted on leadership team assessment and executive search at Egon Zehnder, a global executive talent firm and at Enns Partners, a Canadian boutique. Previously, Anne Marie led the Canadian human resources consulting business of Towers Perrin Inc which included the full breadth of HR including strategy, compensation, and succession.

Anne Marie served on the Board of Canadian Feed the Children from 2004 to 2012 and was Chair of the Board from 2009-2011. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Human Resource & Compensation committee for Hammond Power Solutions. Anne Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and Master of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto.

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Colleen M. McMorrow FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Corporate Director

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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