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Advisory and Adjudication Committee

The Ontario Export Awards is excited to announce this year’s Advisory and Adjudication Committee

 

MARK DRAKE
Mark has more than 40 years of international business experience. He was formerly President and CEO of Electrovert Ltd and then of the Canadian Exporters’ Association (now CME). He was also director and chair of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). He is a member of Transparency International Canada.
Ian Howcroft_CME IAN HOWCROFT
Ian is a Senior Vice President, Provincial Operations and Corporate Counsel with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). He also serves on a variety of national and provincial economic committees and boards.
BARKIN SAYINER
Barkin is Senior Director & Head of Business Banking, Markham, with HSBC Bank Canada. Barkin is an accomplished senior leader with over 18 years of experience in commercial and corporate finance. He has a track record of leading transformational change that drives growth across regions and segments.
DALE KEHLER
Dale Kehler is Vice President, Product Services with SYSPRO Canada, where he leads a talented team in the delivery of SYSPRO services to its customers and partners including Support, Consulting, Project Management, Development, Training & Education, as well as Product Management.
WILLIAM TRUFFEN
William (Bill) Truffen is the District Manager for Export Development Canada for the Toronto North East Region. Mr. Truffen Leads a dedicated team of professionals who help support Canadian Business’s Go, Grow and succeed in their journey to expand their Business’s globally. Mr. Truffen has over 25 years in Canadian Banking with 2 of Canada’s largest Institutions and has the expertise that Canadian businesses need to grow in the U.S. and beyond.
PETER KUCHEREPA
Peter lives at the intersection of business, law and policy in international trade. He is an adjunct professor in international business, a commercial lawyer, former Trade Commissioner, and a trade policy leader in government. He is a director of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and former recipient of the Ontario Export Award.
Menziescl JAMES MENZIES
Jim is National Leader, Manufacturing & Distribution with Grant Thornton and has developed a strong Canadian and international network.  He also regularly develops thought leadership on industry issues.
GWENAËLE MONTAGNER
Gwenaele is Director, International Trade Development, WTC – Toronto with the Toronto Region Board of Trade. She has 25 years of international business experience spanning markets in Africa and Latin America. She brings a wealth of experience and outstanding track record in developing the global market presence of Canadian companies.
ALBERTO QUIROZ
Alberto is currently the President of Intellimeter Canada Inc. of Pickering, Ontario a leading supplier of electric sub meters and leading integrator of sub metering systems. Over the years he has built an extensive network of business contacts throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
FAYE ROBERTS
Faye is currently Managing Partner of Scout Public Affairs Inc. After spending 18 years working in Corporate and Public Affairs at General Motors Canada, Faye brings knowledge of Corporate Affairs that few growing businesses ever get to access. Faye has extensive government relations experience that spans tax and trade issues, environmental and global climate change, natural resource and regulatory issues. 
Joe Terrett JOE TERRETT
Joe is editor of Plant, Canada’s leading national manufacturing magazine. Joe has more than 20 years of experience as an editor in Canada’s industrial sector.
Mike Ouellette MICHAEL OUELLETTE
Michael is editor of CanadianManufacturing.com and Cleantech Canada, which circulate to a combined readership of 140,000 senior-level readers. Michael has nearly 15 years of experience covering Canada’s industrial economy.
Lisa Wichmann LISA WICHMANN
Lisa is Publisher of CanadianManufacturing.com and Cleantech Canada at Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest publisher of trade and specialty business magazines.
DAVID KENNEDY
David is an associate editor with CanadianManufacturing.com and Cleantech Canada at Annex Business Media. Prior to joining Annex, David was a business and technology writer for publications such as the Globe & Mail and the National Post.

PAST JUDGES

david-doyle DAVID DOYLE
Formerly the Vice President of Sales at SYSPRO Canada, David is a recognized sales leader with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise Resource Planning software solutions, providing technical, consulting, and sales leadership to technology providers and customers across Canada. He is committed to helping Canadian companies grow their businesses through improved processes and technology.
Rob hattin photo ROBERT HATTIN
Robert Hattin is the CEO of ProVantage Automation, a technology integrator specializing in industrial automation systems. Hattin’s career has always focused on technology, manufacturing, and innovation, and he is a fervent believer in the ability of Canadian businesses to compete globally.