For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON, December 8th 2016 – The Toronto Transportation Club held it’s Annual General Meeting on December 8th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The board voted and has elected the executive committee for 2017:

Lori McCreight – President, Quik X Transportation – will become the Past President, and remain on the executive committee.

Gary Fast – Associate Vice President, International Transportation Canadian Tire – Elected to position of President.

Mike Fontaine – General Manager, C.H. Robinson Company (Canada) LTD – Elected to position of 1st Vice President.

James Mitton – Vice President, National Accounts, Apps Transport Group – Elected to the position of 2nd Vice President.

The AGM was followed by the Club’s annual dinner where The Toronto Transportation Club celebrated its 103rd Year. Our club continues to grow at a phenomenal rate and this year we were pleased to return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in order to accommodate the additional demand for this signature event. The gala was attended by close to 1,300 industry professionals and dignitaries who helped to celebrate this wonderful evening. Present at the head table was Councillor Mark Grimes Toronto City Council Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore and a Head Table of over fifty transportation leaders as well as many of our Past Presidents.

Our exceptional and outspoken keynote speaker was Mr. Brian Burke. Brian is currently President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, having also held the role of President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

We are also pleased to announce that this is the third year that the club has awarded a second scholarship. Independent adjudicator Adriano Perusin announced the 2016 award winners.

Kee Human Resources received the “Platinum Standard Recognition Award” for outstanding contribution and participation. Accepting on behalf of Kee was Kieran O'Briain.

The “Board of Directors Award” for contribution as a volunteer to the Club was proudly renamed to “The John Foss Volunteer Service Award”. This was done in recognition of the tremendous time, effort and resources that John Foss has dedicated to the Toronto Transportation Club. John is a past president who has remained exceptionally active in our great organization.

The 2017 board of the Toronto Transportation Club includes the following industry leaders:

  • Brad Bowering, National Account Manager - Canada, Peterbilt
  • Kathy Cartan, President, Motive Media Fleet Graphics Inc.
  • Peter Stefanovich, Managing Partner, Left Lane Associates
  • Liam O’Briain, Director of Eastern Operations, Kee Human Resources
  • Joe Glionna, President, Newcom Business Media Inc.
  • Eric Carusi, General Manager,Transpro Freight Systems
  • Brad Carter, Sales Manager Eastern Region, Cosco Canada
  • Chris Petersen, Sr. Strategic Account Manager, Air Canada Cargo
  • Cynthia Nagamatsu, Vice President, Commercial Client Services Hargraft LP
  • Craig Germaine, President Logistics, XTL
  • Nicole Methven, Director or Sales Automotive, CP Rail
  • Paul Granger, Director of Sales, Ryder Systems Inc.
  • Brian Ledson, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cavalier Group
  • Tony Bianco, Director of Sales Intermodal, CN Rail
  • Lucia Pinheiro, President, Damco Canada
  • Keith Gouveia, Regional Transportation Manager Lowe’s Canada

About the Toronto Transportation Club

Founded in 1913, The Toronto Transportation Club (TTC) is one of the oldest transportation clubs in Canada. The TTC was founded to provide members the opportunity to interact professionally and socially with other transportation industry insiders, professionals and leaders.

The TTC is a not-for-profit organization whose members include both individuals and corporations representing trucking companies, shippers, private fleets, railways, steamship lines, airlines, retailers, freight brokers, third party logistics, freight forwarders, customs brokers, couriers, suppliers and other transportation related businesses.

It is the largest transportation club in North America. The TTC organizes various events and social networking opportunities for its members and member companies throughout the year and proceeds from these events are used to raise money for the TTC’s scholarship fund which awards post-secondary scholarships on an annual basis.

For more information, visit: www.torontotransportationclub.com

 


 

For Immediate Release

 

Toronto, ON, December 7th 2013 – The Toronto Transportation Club held it’s Annual General Meeting on December 5th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

 

The board voted and has elected the executive committee for 2014:

Peter J Collins – Director National Accounts & Business Development, Multivans Inc. – Elected to the Position of PRESIDENT.

Tim Roulston – Director of Sales Intermodal Wholesale, CN Rail – Elected to the position of 1st Vice President.

Lori McCreight  Chief Financial Officer, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited - Elected to the position of 2nd Vice President.

John Foss – Account Manager, Trailcon Leasing Inc. will remain on the executive committee as immediate Past President.

 

The AGM was followed by the Club’s annual dinner where The Toronto Transportation Club celebrated its 100th Annual Dinner. The “Platinum Ball” held at the Metro Convention Centre was attended by over 1200 industry professionals and dignitaries who helped celebrate this milestone evening. Present at the head table were Her Worship Hazel McCallion mayor of Mississauga one of the longest serving elected leaders in history, Councillor Mark Grimes Toronto City Council Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore and a Head Table of over fifty transportation leaders and Past Presidents. Keynote speaker Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield intrigued the crowd with tales of his exploits enhanced by a spectacular visual presentation of some of his record setting space journeys. He followed up his presentation by joining the live music entertainment Classic Albums Live and opening their set with his rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.

2013 was a landmark year for the club. While celebrating its 100th Anniversary year long, they announced the addition of a second $6,000.00 dollar scholarship, had a record year for event attendance, grew membership to almost 1,000 members and  received two awards from Transportation Clubs International for having the largest membership in North America and for being the oldest transportation club in North America.

The club recognized Mike McCarron, Mergers & Acquisitions Wheels Group with the “Board of Directors Award” in recognition of your continual support, generosity and guidance to the club. CN Rail received the “Platinum Standard Recognition Award” for outstanding contribution and participation. Accepting on behalf of CN Rail was Chief Marketing Officer JJ Ruest.

 

The 2014 board of the Toronto Transportation Club includes the following industry leaders:

•  Brad Bowering, Sr. District Sales Manager, Central Region, Peterbilt of Canada

•  Kathy Cartan, President, Motive Media Ltd.

•  Gary Fast, Associate Vice President, Transportation Operations, Canadian Tire Ltd.

•  Joe Glionna, Director, Newcom Business Media Inc.

•  Eric Carusi, General Manager, TPT Systems, Div. of Transpro Freight Systems

•  Brad Carter, General Manager Sales & Marketing China Shipping (Canada) agency Co. Ltd.

•  Mike Fontaine, General Manager C.H. Robinson Company (Canada) Ltd.

•  Mary Clarke, Manager, Cargo Domestic Sales, Air Canada

•  Cynthia Nagamatsu, Vice President, Commercial Client Services Hargraft Schofield LP

•  Ted Brown, Executive Vice President of Muir's Cartage and Indis Inc. Calx

•  James Mitton, Vice President, National Accounts Apps Transport Group

•  Tim Boyce, Group VP Sales & Marketing, The Wheels Group

•  Brian Wright, Director or Sales, Canadian Pacific Intermodal

 About the Toronto Transportation Club

Founded in 1913, The Toronto Transportation Club (TTC) is one of the oldest transportation clubs in Canada. The TTC was founded to provide members the opportunity to interact professionally and socially with other transportation industry insiders, professionals and leaders.

The TTC is a non-profit organization whose members include both individuals and corporations representing trucking companies, shippers, private fleets, railways, steamship lines, airlines, freight brokers, third party logistics, freight forwarders, customs brokers, couriers, suppliers and other transportation related businesses.
It is the largest transportation club in Canada.  The TTC organizes various events and social networking opportunities for its members and member companies throughout the year and proceeds from these events are used to raise money for the TTC’s scholarship fund which awards scholarships on an annual basis.

For more information, visit www.torontotransportationclub.com 

 

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