Richard M. Clarke Mr. Clarke has accumulated over four decades of international career experience in the fields of chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and man-made fibers. He is currently the managing partner of CE Partners LLC and Chairman of both the Thermotech Company and Simona America Inc. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Nash-Elmo Industries headquartered in Trumbull, Connecticut. Previously, Mr. Clarke was chairman of Akzo America Inc., the North American arm of Akzo NV, a diversified international chemical and healthcare corporation based in the Netherlands. Before joining Akzo America, Mr. Clarke held positions as president and chief executive officer of Wickes Industrial Group; chairman and senior executive vice president of Hoechst Celanese Corporation and “direktor” of its West German parent company, Hoechst AG; and various senior technical, operating, and marketing positions for Celanese Corporation, including president and chief executive officer of Celanese Canada Inc. Mr. Clarke was the Chairman of the Poly Hi Solidur Board, a totally owned subsidiary of the Menasha Corporation.
He has been on several other nonprofit boards such as The National Urban League, The World Resource Institute, The Fairleigh Dickinson University Board of Trustees, and most recently The National Executive Service Corps, for which he served as Chairman.
Mr. Clarke holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and an MS in chemical engineering from Yale University.
D.W. (Dave) Colcleugh is Chairman, President and CEO, DuPont Canada Inc. He graduated from the University of Toronto where he obtained a B.A.Sc. in 1959, an M.A.Sc. in 1960, and a Ph.D. in 1962 all in chemical engineering. He futhered his education from 1962-63 at the University of Cambridge doing postdoctoral research.
Dave joined DuPont Canada in 1963 as a Research Engineer in Kingston. Dave has held numerous positions with DuPont Canada as well as DuPont Asia Pacific. In September 1997, Dave returned to Canada where he was appointed President and CEO of DuPont Canada Inc. On February 13, 1998, Dave was also appointed Chairman of the Board, DuPont Canada Inc. In May of 2002, Dave Colcleugh announced that he will be giving up the posts of President and CEO as of this coming January 1, 2003, while retaining the chairmanship.
Frank A. Dottori graduated from the University of Toronto in 1963 with a B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering. He held a wide variety of positions in both the mining and the pulp and paper industry. In 1973, he and three other executives founded Tembec. Inc., reviving a pulp and paper mill in Temiscaming, Quebec that had been shut down, and since 1979 has been Tembec’s President and CEO.
Frank is the former Chair of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, as well as the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada and also former Co-chair of the Forest Sector Advisory Committee of the Canadian government. He has also served as a Governor of the Montreal Stock Exchange, Director of the Canadian Labour Market Productivity Centre, Trustee of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Governor for the Council of Canadian Unity. He is a Director for Telebec as well as Chairman of the Free Trade Lumber Council.
In recognition of his diverse achievements in business and community service, Frank has received numerous awards with the most notable being his appointment as Member of the Order of Canada.
Paul V. Godfrey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club on September 1, 2000. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Media Corporation (1992-2000), President and Chief Operating Officer of The Toronto Sun Publishing Corporation (1991-1992), Publisher and CEO of The Toronto Sun newspaper (1984-1991) and Chairman of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (1973-1984).
Paul has a long association with the Toronto Blue Jays and, in the late 1960s, was part of a group that campaigned to bring Major League Baseball to Toronto. Their efforts were successful and the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game as a member of the American League on April 7, 1977.
Paul was born in Toronto and graduated with a B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1962. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1999 and received an Honourary Doctorate (Hon.D.Eng.) from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 2001.
Robert W. (Robin) Korthals is currently Chairman of the Ontario TeachersPension Plan Board and Co-Steel Inc. He is a Director of Cognos Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Suncor Energy Inc., RTO Enterprises Inc. and Jannock Properties Ltd. He also chairs the Board of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (UTAM) and is a Commissioner with the Ontario Securities Commission.
He served as President of the Toronto Dominion Bank from 1981-95.
Robert graduated in 1955 with a B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1961.
Larry Seeley is Chair and CEO of Seeley Group Ltd., a family investment company. Previously, he was President and CEO of Recapture Metals Limited and Founding Shareholder. Recapture Metals is a firm that produces, recycles and markets high value metals such as gallium, indium and rhenium with two plants in Ontario, two in the U.S. and one in Germany. Before Recapture Metals, he was President and CEO of Lakefield Research Limited for 12 years and helped grow the company to over 1,000 employees with laboratories and pilot plants in Lakefield, Ontario; Santiago, Chile; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Perth, Australia. Larry has a B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from Laurentian University. He was President of the Canadian Metallurgical Society, President of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, Chair of the Science Committee of Science North and has served on the Board of Governors of Cambrian College, Science North, Canadian Metallurgical Society, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering and Trent University. Larry was also Chair of our Board of Advisors.
Robert E. (Bob) Steele graduated with in 1969 with a B.Sc. in chemistry, 1971 with a M.A.Sc. in chemical engineering, and a Ph.D. in 1976 also in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto. It was through the latter stages of his Ph.D. thesis that led to his joining Shaw Pipe Industries Ltd. (now named ShawCor Ltd.) in 1974. Shaw Pipe Industries Ltd. was a Canadian owned company whose primary business was the application of anti-corrosion coatings and thermal insulation to pipe used in the oil and gas industry. Today, ShawCor Ltd. with revenues topping $1 billion, has operations in pipe coating, heat shrinkable materials, drill pipe, non-destructive testing, wire & cable, and tubular management services.
Bob is currently the Vice President, Technology for ShawCor with primary responsibility for the Corporate Research & Development group.
John W. Voss has more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian energy sector. He worked for 15 years in the TransCanada PipeLines organization in Toronto and Calgary, including roles in business development and strategic planning in gas marketing, gas supply acquisition and gas storage services. From 1997 to 2001, John was director of the consulting services business of A.E. Sharp Limited. John established Aegent in 2001.
John holds a Masters of Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (with Honours) from the University of Toronto.