Board of Directors
DAVID MCAUSLAND, Chairman
David McAusland, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, is a corporate advisor, lawyer and experienced corporate director and senior executive. Mr. McAusland is a partner in the law firm McCarthy Tétrault and was previously Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Alcan Inc. where he provided leadership on its worldwide mergers, growth strategies, major transactions and capital investments. Mr. McAusland currently acts as director of Cogeco Inc. / Cogeco Cable Inc. and Cascades Inc. Mr. McAusland is also involved with several not-for-profit organizations and private companies. Mr. McAusland received his B.C.L. in 1976 and his LL.B. in 1977, both from McGill University.
NEIL D. ARNOLD, Director
Mr. Arnold has over 35 years of experience in public company finance and general management. Most recently, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of WHX Corp., a public holding company for primary industrial businesses. He also served as Group Finance Director of Lucas Varity, PLC, a public company providing components and systems to the global aerospace and automotive industries with revenues in excess of $7 billion. Prior to that Mr. Arnold was Chief Financial Officer of Varity Corporation (previously Massey-Ferguson Ltd.). He has served as a director of Lucas Varity, and WHX Corp. At present Mr. Arnold is a Trustee of Pembroke College Foundation of North America Inc. and a Trustee of The Summit Center Foundation, Inc., both charitable organizations. Mr. Arnold earned a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science from Pembroke College, Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).
ANDREW HIDER, Director
Mr. Hider is the Chief Executive Officer of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. He is an experienced executive with a track record of success founded on his ability to drive business growth and operational performance in complex business environments and across multiple industries including transportation, advanced technology, instrumentation and industrial products. Most recently, Mr. Hider served as President and CEO of the Taylor Made Group, LLC, a diversified global leader in the supply of innovative products and systems for marine, transportation, agriculture, and construction markets, a position he held from May 2016 through to February, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Hider served for 10 years at Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology company, initially joining Danaher as General Manager and Director of Dover and most recently serving as President of Veeder Root. Mr. Hider began his career with General Electric, serving in a number of areas over a six-year period including manufacturing, project management, procurement and finance, culminating in his appointment as General Manager of GE Tri-Remanufacturing. Mr. Hider holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Clarkson University.
MICHAEL MARTINO, Director
Mr. Martino is a founder and principal of Mason Capital Management LLC. Mr. Martino began his investment career at Oppenheimer & Company where he was responsible for risk arbitrage research; he ended his tenure at Oppenheimer as Executive Director, Risk Arbitrage. He began his business career at GE Capital Corporation where he held positions in information systems and business analysis. He was formerly a director of Spar Aerospace Limited, a publicly-traded aerospace company. Mr. Martino graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Political Science and earned a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
GORDON E. PRESHER, Director
Mr. Presher is a uniquely qualified entrepreneur and technologist, possessing expertise and experience in both the automation technology and solar industries. He is currently engaged in technology and business consulting services for small to mid-sized companies. He was the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sentry Corp., a seed-stage developer of innovative monitoring equipment for the solar energy industry that ceased operations in December of 2016. Prior to Solar Sentry, Mr. Presher was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ormec Systems Corp., a factory automation firm specializing in precise motion control that has continued operations based in Rochester, New York. He began his career as an automation-controls engineer at Eastman Kodak Company, progressing to project leader on two key corporate automation projects. Mr. Presher holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math from Houghton College, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester.
IVAN ROSS, Director
Mr. Ross has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently, he is working at Ardea Partners, a financial advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2016. From 2011 through March of 2016, Mr. Ross was a research analyst at Mason Capital Management LLC. From 1992 to 2011, he worked at Goldman Sachs (promoted to Partner in 2002), principally in the Investment Banking Division’s Corporate Finance and New Products Department, which he ran for many years . Mr. Ross began his career in 1986 as a tax lawyer at Skadden, Arps in New York where he advised and structured complex merger and financing transactions. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1983), and a J.D. from New York University School of Law (1986), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Annual Survey of American Law. Mr. Ross currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mimeo.com, a private business to business print and document services business headquartered in New York. He also serves as a member of the Boards of Overseers at each of the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business at New York University School of Law, and the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
DARYL C. F. WILSON, Director
Mr. Wilson is the President, CEO and director of Hydrogenics Corporation, a Canadian public company and hydrogen technology provider. Prior to joining Hydrogenics he was VP Manufacturing and Operations with Royal Group Technologies and Zenon Environmental Inc. Preceding that he served on the senior management team of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. Mr. Wilson has been National Chair of the Environmental Quality Committee of the CMA. Mr. Wilson holds an MBA in Operations Management/Management Science from McMaster University; a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto; and has obtained a Chartered Director designation (C. Dir.).