5196 Rob I Martin (RMC 1961) is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, where he has been a member of the Faculty of Law since 1975. He earned a B.A. from the Royal Military College of Canada (1961), a LL.B. from the University of Toronto (1967) and a LL.M. (with distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, (1971). He was called to the Bar of Ontario (1978). He was a member of the Faculty of Law, at the University of Nairobi (1973-1975) and at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (1971-1973). He served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army, Regular Force (1961-1964). He has authored ten books and articles in Canadian and International Periodicals. [email protected]
6513 Dr. John T Bart (RMC 1965) is founder of Canadian ShareOwner, an educational organization that teaches stock market investing to individual investors and investment clubs. He is also a Director of the World Federation of Investors and serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the Royal Military College of Canada Club Foundation. Dr. Bart holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance) from The University of Western Ontario. Between 1973 and 1997, John was a Professor of Finance at a number of Canadian universities where his research focussed on individual investors and their activities in the stock market. Currently, John is a Director of the World Federation of Investors and serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the Royal Military College of Canada Club Foundation.
6916 Professor Richard (Rick) L Jackson (RMC 1966) is one of Canada’s leading experts on negotiation and dispute resolution. He has been Associate Professor Commerce ’64 Faculty Teaching Fellow in Organizational Behaviour at the School of Business at Queen’s University since 2000. He has worked at Queen’s University in a variety of positions since 1974. He has been Vice-Chair, Ontario Public Service Grievance Settlement Board since 1998. His specialties
are Conflict Resolution, Employment Law, and Labour Relations. He earned a M.B.A. from Queen’s University School of Business in 1971 and a B.A. (History) from the Royal Military College Faculty of Arts in 1966. He served as an Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1966-69. [email protected]
8602 Mr. Patrick (Pat) G. Whittingham (RRMC RMC 1970) is a member of the Board of Directors at Miranda, which develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. He is an executive with an extensive background in senior management, broadcast and professional sales and marketing, system integration and engineering support of professional products in the high technology sector. Mr. Whittingham spent 28 years at Sony Corporation. From 2002 to 2004, he was President of Sony Broadcast and Production Systems Division, Sony Electronics Inc. (USA). Mr. Whittingham has been closely associated with the implementation of DTV/HDTV, having served on the Canadian Heritage Task Force on the Implementation of Digital elevision (1997) as well as being a past board member of CDTV Inc, Panavision and the Canadian Film Centre. Currently, in addition to being a director of Miranda, Mr. Whittingham is a member of the boards of directors of AZCAR
Technologies Inc. and Incentra Solutions. Mr. Whittingham is a 1970 graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences. http://www.miranda.com/investors.php?i=board&l=1
9728 James (Jim) Thomson (RMC 1973) has been Director of Human Resources Operations at Ceridian Canada since 2004. His responsibilities are national in scope and include oversight of all human resources functions, programs and initiatives throughout the company. Jim is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Engineering, and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College. He served in the Royal
Canadian Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces as a fighter pilot and flying instructor prior to transitioning to a business career. Jim is a past member of the board of directors of several major Canadian public and private corporations.
11014 Stephen Thompson (RMC 1976) is President and CEO, SRB Education Solutions Inc at StarDyne Technologies (Kelowna, BC), which provides the public sector with business software. Mr. Thompson joined StarDyne with the acquisition of SRB Education Solutions in 2006, continuing in the position of President and CEO of SRB. He brings over 30 years of related experience including senior management, technology leadership, product management and marketing
roles in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining SRB, between 1988 and 2000, Mr. Thompson held the positions of General Manager, Information Technology for the Toronto District School Board and Director of IT with the City of Vaughan & Vaughan Hydro. His earlier experience also included software engineering and marketing roles with the federal government and Gandalf Technologies Inc. Mr. Thompson holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and an honours degree in Political Science and Economics from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Certified Information Systems Professional and has served as chair of the Ontario Association of School Business Officials IT Committee and President of the Municipal Information Systems Association. http://www.stardynetech.com/people.html
11639 Paul J Detering (CMR RMC 1978) is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tioga Energy of San Mateo, CA. Tioga Energy helps businesses and organizations to go green quickly without having to own and maintain solar equipment. Paul Detering is an experienced leader of early stage technology companies with more than 20 years of experience in the clean technology, telecom and software industries. Previously, Detering led Larian Communications, which produced a next-generation voice messaging system. Detering was also CEO of Blueleaf Networks, an early stage optical networking and components company; Wildfire Communications, which he successfully sold to Orange Plc; and IQ Labs. Mr. Detering began his career at Nortel Networks and has worked at Raychem, Raynet Systems, and cKinsey and Company. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in ngineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and a asters in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. Detering is an avid cyclist. http://www.tiogaenergy.com/management_team.html
Tioga Energy is growing quickly, and is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Project Manager, Contracts Manager, Solar Systems Engineer, Sales Executive, Contracts Director. http://www.tiogaenergy.com/jobs.html
11828 Mark Newsome (RMC 1978) is an investment advisor and first vice president with CIBC Wood Gundy, in mid-town Toronto. He is the co-author of two books, Taking Control and The Canadian Mutual Fund Bible. Newsome has slightly more than $630 million in assets under management. Newsome attributes much of his success to his team. “One of the important lessons I took from Royal Military College was the limits of what anyone can achieve on his or her own,”
he says. Newsome spends most of his leisure time at home. Married for 26 years to Heather, a music teacher, they’re both experiencing empty-nest syndrome now that the youngest of their two sons, Tyler, has left for university. He loves to garden and cook and enjoys adventure travel. Mark and his son Kyle participated in the CIBC Wood Gundy Climb of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro’s which raised $295,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2005. Last year, Newsome and his wife spent a two-week vacation in Tanzania, working in an orphanage. They painted buildings and cared for the children. “I found it very gratifying,” he says. Mark and his son Tyler are planning to hike through Mongolia in 2008 to view the highly anticipated total solar eclipse.
11829 Peter Nixon (RMC 1978) is Vice President, Business Development and Finance of Tioga Energy, which enables businesses and organizations to go green quickly without having to own and maintain solar equipment. Peter Nixon brings a diverse skill set and a list of industry achievements, including more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the telecom and renewable energy spaces. Included in his achievements, Nixon developed and sold a major Greenfield wind project to a $20 billion energy provider. He was previously general manager of MFN (now AboveNet) Canada, where he sold the company’s assets to Telus, a major Canadian telecommunications company. He also acted as chief operating officer of Cabletel, the largest Canadian supplier of broadband telecommunications equipment. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the INSEAD School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from
the Royal Military College of Canada. http://www.tiogaenergy.com/management_team.html
12070 Alan Gordon (CMR RMC 1979) has been President and owner of Capital Planning Solutions Inc, which provides Financial Management, Capital Planning, Production, Management Consulting and Engineering services in the Toronto area since 2005. He has degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. He has experience in manufacturing, government, technology, and management consulting from Molson Breweries, QANTAS Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motors, Deutsche Bank, Coopers & Lybrand, the Federal government, and various Provincial governments and agencies. [email protected], http://www.capitalplanningsolutions.com/company/team.htm
12229 Edward S Richmond (RMC 1979) is Executive Vice President of Operations at IMRIS, a leader in advanced surgical imaging systems, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Richmond is responsible for all aspects of product and service development as well as the expansion of international operations. Mr. Richmond has over 20 years of management experience across a range of both line and functional leadership positions in high technology industries. Prior to joining
IMRIS, Mr. Richmond was the President of Corporate Strategy for the Standard Aero Group. He has also held management positions at UTL Corporation, European Helicopters and General Electric. Mr. Richmond is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He is also a graduate of the General Electric
Management Development Institute, the Wharton School Advanced Management Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors Education program. http://www.imris.com/management_team.html
12464 Tom Sweeney (CMR RMC 1980) is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures Canada, was which was founded on the premise that unexploited opportunities and synergies exist in the technology markets in Silicon Valley and Canada. He is also a member of the board of directors of Group IV Semiconductors. He was formerly Managing Director & CEO of Accel Ventures LP, a management consulting and venture capital advisory firm; CEO of Classwave Wireless, a
global innovator in wireless data services; CEO and founder of Abilon Inc.; and a Vice President at Teleglobe Inc. With the Canadian air force in Europe, Mr. Sweeney served as the Canadian representative to a high-level US intelligence and technology evaluation organization and as a NATO-certified command and control evaluations officer. He is currently acting co-Chair of Canada-US Venture Capital Working Group and sits on the Advisory Boards of Red Herring Canada and
Sabanci University (Istanbul). Mr. Sweeney graduated from Royal Military College with a Bachelors of Engineering and Management. http://www.groupivsemi.com/board.html, http://www.garagecanada.com
13041 James Simms, CD (CMR 1982) has been the Regimental Colonel of The Royal Canadian Regiment since June 2006. He is a 1982 graduate (business administration) of the College Militaire Royal de Saint Jean. An infantry officer of the Royal Canadian Regiment with 13 years experience in infantry battalions, Colonel Simms has commanded at the reconnaissance detachment, platoon, company (M113), battalion (LAV III) and operational task force levels. He commanded 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment from September 1999 to August 2001. Colonel Simms has had several operational deployments including Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Africa. Other postings and deployments have taken him to the United Kingdom, Poland, the United States and, for five years, Germany. His staff
appointments have included, G3 Operations and Plans for Land Force Atlantic Area, Chief of Staff of 3 Area Support Group and Directing Staff (Infantry) of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College. Colonel Simms is a graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course and the Advanced Military Studies Course focused on operational art and planning at the operational level. He holds two master’s degrees, War
Studies from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario and International Relations from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was appointed Director, Land Strategic Concepts in May 2005. http://thercr.ca/general/appointments.htm
13131 Mark Laroche (RMC 1981) is president and chief executive officer of the Canada Lands Company Limited, which has a real estate portfolio totalling approximately 2,400 acres (953 hectares) in municipalities across Canada. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University, and a civil engineering bachelor’s degree from the Royal Military College of Canada. Since 2002, he has been chief administrative officer of the City of Gatineau, Quebec. He began his professional career as a project officer for 1 Construction Engineering Unit of the Canadian
Forces in Winnipeg. In 1989, he became director of public works and engineering, and later chief administrative officer, of the City of Brossard, Quebec. Mr. Laroche is a member and former president of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. http://www.clc.ca/en/oc/ceo.php
13663 Nicholas AC Mumford (RMC 1982) is an Executive Managing Director of a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (formerly known as CharterMac) and the Head of the Credit Risk Products Group. Mr. Mumford is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Credit Risk Products group and for pursuing new
business opportunities. Prior to joining Centerline Capital in 2007, Mr. Mumford managed the credit business at IXIS Capital Markets, formerly known as CDC Capital Markets. Mr. Mumford was previously employed at Lehman Brothers and Citibank, where he started and managed the credit derivatives desk. Prior to working in the financial markets he served as an officer in the Canadian Army. Mr. Mumford has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1993. He
received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and his Bachelor in Engineering from The Royal Military College of Canada. http://google.brand.edgaronline.com/
13760 Mark Mansfield (RMC 1982) is an Advisory & Strategic Partner – Pacific Ridge Capital at Merrill Capital
Management (Newport Beach, CA). He offers extensive hands-on experience in company start-ups, expansions, and workouts. He successfully co-founded a boutique investment bank, which was purchased by E*OFFERING, the investment bank of E*TRADE Corp. As the bank’s President, he actively oversaw a broad portfolio of investment
companies for which over $100 million in equity financing was secured. He maintains his Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses. Most recently he has led strategic planning workshops world-wide for senior management of companies such as Bell Canada, Dow Corning, Kodak, Casa Cuervo, Covance, and Pep Boys. He has been recruited as a turnaround manager overseeing exits for two venture backed start-ups. He has been a guest lecturer at UCLA, Webster University and Santa
Ana College and is a member of the advisory board for the Center of Unconventional Security Affairs, UCI). Mr. Mansfield received his B.A. (Top Honors) from the Royal Military College of Canada; after graduation he was commissioned and served four years as a Naval Officer. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
14972 Chris Hand, CD (RMC 1986) is Regimental Secretary of the Royal Canadian Regiment. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1981 and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1986 with a Bachelor Degree (History). In 2002, Lieutenant-Colonel Hand completed Canadian Forces Command and Staff CollegeToronto, and completed a Masters of Arts degree (History) at the University of New Brunswick. Lieutenant-Colonel Hand was posted to
Gagetown, New-Brunswick in 2006 and was appointed Commandant, Tactics School. He is married to Jane Schenk of Ayton, Ontario and they have two children. Lieutenant-Colonel Hand is on the Bishop and Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick and is the author of a volume in the New Brunswick military history series
entitled The Siege of Fort Beausejour, 1755. http://thercr.ca/general/appointments.htm
15227 Christian Beauchesne (CMR RMC 1986) is Vice President, Software Development of Halogen Software (formerly Manta), which provides employee performance and talent management solutions. He joined Manta in October 2000 as Project Manager for the Product Development group and was promoted to Vice President of Software
Development in 2002. Christian has over 15 years experience in software development and professional services and possesses a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He also holds the certification Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. Christian joined Halogen after
working as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager for NeoDyne Consulting and Compaq Canada.
15553 Simon Morris (RMC 1986) is a member of the board of directors of Elliptic. Simon recently joined BDC Venture
Capital as Director, Venture Capital Ottawa, bringing with him 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and wireless markets. He has held numerous executive and senior management positions at both startups and Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments. Simon’s entrepreneurial background was formed while VP at Atsana Semiconductor, where he is the lead product management, marketing and development efforts before becoming COO. He earned both a bachelor’s
degree and a master’s in electrical engineering from Royal Military College of Canada. Simon is also a designated Professional Engineer of Ontario. Elliptic provides semiconductor intellectual property cores and software for secure communications. http://www.ellipticsemi.com/about-board.php
15622 Jason Donville (RRMC RMC 1986) joined Home Capital Group Inc. as Chief Investment Officer in 2007. Mr. Donville has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry in Canada and Asia. Mr. Donville is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western
Ontario. Home Trust is a federally regulated trust company offering deposit, mortgage lending, retail credit and credit card issuing services. http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2007/01/c7726.html
16171 Mario Asselin (CMR RMC 1988) is the Vice President, Engineering at Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation. He
joined Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation in 2004 as a Senior Flight Analyst in charge of supervising the Flight Sciences group during the development and certification of the SJ30. Prior to joining Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation Mr. Asselin was Learjet’s Chief of Stability and Control at the Bombardier Flight Test Center and the Chief Technical for aerodynamic design and certification for the CRJ-900. Mr. Asselin was a group leader at CAE for the upgrade of ballistics, navigation, and maintenance software of the Canadian Forces fleet of CF-18s. While at the Bombardier Flight Test Center, he was a Transport Canada DAD in the field of performance, stability and control. Mr. Asselin is the author of the
AIAA textbook An Introduction to Aircraft Performance. He has taught courses for the Royal Military College of Canada, McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal. He is also an instructor for Kansas University Short Course in Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices. Mr. Asselin is a FAA Flight Analyst DER.
He holds a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a M.Sc.A degree in aerothermodynamics of aircraft icing from École Polytechnique of Montreal. http://www.sj30jet.com/keyemployees/masselin.html
16567 Peter Lyons (RRMC RMC 1988) is the Founder and Vice President of Product Management at Aspen Avionics in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer with honors from the Royal Military College of Canada, Peter Lyons, has had a distinguished career in the aerospace field. Peter is an instrument rated pilot and former military C-130 navigator with diverse experience in program/product management, flight test engineering, certification, systems safety, and avionics system engineering. Peter’s work and responsibilities have spanned a range of increasing responsibility for managing teams and cradle-to-grave product development efforts. Peter led the successful flight test program for the first prototype light jet aircraft at Eclipse Aviation, and previously was Product Manager for the autopilot,
maintenance system, and integrated avionics processor system product lines at Rockwell Collins.
Aspen Avionics is currently offering talented, team-oriented aerospace professionals a fantastic opportunity to join the founding core staff of a young, exciting, progressive general aviation technology company. Following is a list of current openings: Engineering: Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer, Systems Engineer and Embedded Software Engineer. To apply for any position at Aspen Avionics, send your resume in Word format to [email protected]
16817 Louis Veilleux (CMR 1988) is co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sologlobe, which provides supply chain solutions. Since the Company’s inception, Louis has led in the effort to grow the company, generating demand for the company’s software and services, while strengthening the product and the company’s image. Louis has more than fifteen years of experience in technology solutions and logistics operations. He was previously a Logistics Officer for the Department of National Defense of Canada, responsible for Logistics Support for overseas operations. He then took on the
role of senior consultant in IT for an International Logistics Consulting firm, where he helped multi-national companies to select and implement large scale logistics solutions. Louis graduated with a B.Sc from the Royal Military College of St-Jean and also holds an M.Sc in Operational Research from the University of Montreal.
16849 Mike Doi (RMC ’89) is a Partner with Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP and he practices labour and employment law. He earned a LL.M. from London School of Economics, a J.D. from the University of Detroit, a LL.B. from the University of Windsor and a B.A.(Hons.) from the Royal Military College of Canada. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. He is a former military lawyer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Forces. He was the
National Vice-President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, a national multicultural civil liberties group, actively advocating for human rights and legislative reform. He is the Founding Member of the Japanese Canadian Lawyers Society of Toronto. He is a Member of the OBA Limitations Act Committee, CBA, and Royal Canadian Military Institute, RMC Ex-Cadet Club. He is married to Julia Shin Doi and is raising a child. [email protected]
16940 Dr. Richard A. Baxter (RRMC RMC 1989) is a 2000 cum laude graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. Together with Dr. James Chestnut, he co-founded Discover Chiropractic Family Wellness Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, where he practices full-time. In addition to teaching with Dr. Chestnut, Dr. Baxter was selected in 2004 to write a chapter in Walking with the Wise for Health and Vitality. http://www.yourwellnessdoctor.ca/, [email protected]
17522 Andrew AG Vignuzzi (RRMC RMC 1990) has been a senior investment associate at VenGrowth Private Equity Partners Inc. in Ottawa since 2006. Andrew`s current areas of focus are the networking, computing and communications sectors. He is accountable for evaluating potential investments, negotiating company valuations,
and conducting technical research and due diligence activities. Vignuzzi has held responsibility for designing and developing a range of communication products at Nortel Networks since 1998. Before Nortel, Vignuzzi was a project officer and subject matter expert at the Directorate of Maritime Aerospace Engineering for the Canadian Air Force. He holds a B.Eng (Electrical) from the Royal Military College, an M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering – Signal Processing) from Queen’s University and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ottawa. [email protected] http://www.vengrowth.com/investmentTeam.asp
19099 Martin Charbonneau (CMR 1994) has been a Segment Marketing Manager at LSI since 2006. He was a Product Manager and a Service & Network Architect at Nortel Networks (2001-2006). He earned a B.Sc, Space Sciences from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1994. As Wing Staff Officer, Deputy Squadron Leader and Squadron
Administration Officer at CMR he was responsible for discipline, progress, and efficiency of junior staff and cadets. His interests include Information Technology, a variety of occasional sports, music, photography and cooking.
19828 John-James B Ford (RMC 1995) is a Canadian Foreign Service Officer currently posted to Colombo with his wife, Karie, and his children, Jackson and Samia. He studied at the Royal Military College and the University of New Brunswick. Bonk on the Head, which was co-winner of the 2006 Ottawa Book Award for fiction, is his major work,
and he has recently completed a long poem picaresque entitled Epiphany Season. He was recently awarded a grant scholarship to attend the 2007 Banff Writing Studio, and is presently finishing The Air Inside Us, his second novel. His short fiction and poetry have been published in qwerty, Carousel, Grey Borders, Other Voices, papertiger, stonestone, Yalla, Prairie Fire, SUB-Terrain, and Decalogue 2: ten Ottawa fiction writers (Chaudiere Books).
20320 Stephen P Ellsworth (RMC 1996) has been employed as an Economic Analyst with Transport Canada since January 2000. During this period, he has provided statistical and forecasting support for the Department and has worked on a variety of projects concentrated in aviation transportation. Currently, Mr. Ellsworth is managing a multi-year initiative that involves electronically collecting air statistics from industry in Canada.Prior to working with Transport
Canada, Mr. Ellsworth attended the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He pursued a two-year program in transportation engineering and planning and graduated in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Science and Engineering. His Masters thesis involved estimating air passenger demand in a regional context. During the summer months at UNB, Mr.
Ellsworth was employed as a project engineer in the development of road safety audit guidelines for Eastern Canada. Mr. Ellsworth is a Professional Engineer with the Province of Ontario and holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. [email protected] http://www.ctrf.ca/retiringboardmembers.html