Ken graduated as a lawyer and has over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience in Canada and the US. After being elected as the youngest Director of United Trust at age 27, he went on to become President and CEO of Bramalea Ltd during its remarkable growth phase in the 1970s and 1980s.
He founded Commercial Alcohols (later renamed GreenField Ethanol) in 1989 and under his leadership, the company has grown to become the largest manufacturer and distributor of fuel ethanol, industrial alcohol and alcohol-related products in Canada.
In 2002, Ernst and Young honoured Ken with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Canada. He was named as one of the Financial Post’s “Hot 20” in their 2007 Climate Change Power List and is a member the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Bob has over 30 years of experience in all areas of senior management, with a major emphasis in operations and project management of large-scale chemical businesses. Starting his career as a project engineer, Bob became President and Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Canada by age 40. He then served as President of Hercules Americas for three years and held progressively senior executive positions with Hercules Incorporated (NYSE- HPC) based in the US.
He joined GreenField as President and CEO in July 2000 to lead the company through its expansion program.
Bob is and has been a member of the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA), National Investor Relations Institute, Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board, Canadian-American Business Council, Canadian Chemical Producers Association (CCPA) and Ordre des ingenieurs du Quebec. GreenField has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies three times under Bob’s leadership.
Marty has over 20 years of experience in continuous manufacturing processes. He has had significant experience in the mining industry (iron ore), the food industry (cane sugar refining), chemicals (synthetic soda ash) and the renewable fuels industry (corn based ethanol).
His has held key positions in all aspects of manufacturing, including engineering, quality, maintenance and production. He has significant experience with the ISO Quality, Environmental and Safety Management Systems and has championed a culture of continuous improvement in each of his many roles.
Marty joined GreenField in 2000 as a production manager and was promoted to the position of Chatham Plant Manager in 2004. In 2008, Marty became Vice President, Bulk Manufacturing and is now responsible for all of GreenField’s ethanol production facilities.
Marty is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and was an executive member of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2008.
Stewart is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years of experience in various senior financial management positions in public and private companies.
He joined GreenField in 1998 to assume responsibility for accounting and financial reporting, management information systems and other financial administrative functions.
Stewart is also active as a volunteer in the not-for-profit sector where his knowledge and skills have allowed him to participate at senior levels.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing for alcohol and its co-products. Ten of those years were spent at Miracle Feeds, a division of Labatt Breweries, where he marketed Labatt’s co-products and eventually became Sales Manager for Canada and Northeast USA.
He joined GreenField in 1989 as Vice President and General Manager. His position has evolved over the years to include production, purchasing, corn risk management and five years as President of Pharmco and AAPER. Gary currently oversees fuel, industrial and beverage alcohol sales as well as marketing distillers' grains and carbon dioxide – both valuable co-products of ethanol production. He is also responsible for leading the development of GreenField’s international marketing strategy.
David has more than 25 years of experience as a senior human resources executive at publicly traded companies in both Canada and the United States. His diverse industry background includes three years at LAC Minerals and five years at real estate company Bramalea Ltd. During his 10 years with medical diagnostic company Dynacare, David also held executive positions in investor relations and supervised risk management, as well as spending three years as president of Med+Care, a division of Dynacare.
Since 2002, David has managed the personnel challenges associated with GreenField’s growth.
David sits on the board of Tobias House and has been a formal speaker at conferences held by the Human Resources Personnel Association of Ontario.
Jean has over 25 years of experience with major capital projects. He joined GreenField in 1997 to oversee the development of the Varennes, Quebec project and is now responsible for all GreenField’s activities in Quebec.
He is also working closely with Enerkem on developing commercial scale plants for the thermochemical production of cellulosic ethanol from municipal waste.
David has more than 30 years of engineering experience, primarily in a management capacity. Since 1999, he has been the owner and president of a project management consulting firm that has provided project scope development, engineering resource allocation, project budget control and career development services to a range of clients including GreenField Ethanol, Bartek Ingredients, Hanson Brick Ltd., BPB Canada Inc/Certain Teed Gypsum and Wheelabrator Ltd. Prior to that, David was co-owner and operations manager of a full-service engineering consulting firm for 13 years.
David joined Greenfield in 2008 to lead the GreenField Engineering and Technology Group. He is responsible for overseeing the integration of emerging technologies into the company's produciton facilities and the development of commercially viable production methods for cellulosic ethanol. David is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
Malcolm has more than 25 years experience as a senior financial executive. His background includes ten years in public accounting practice with a predecessor firm of KPMG, and four years at a Canadian real estate development company, where he served as Vice President and Treasurer.
Malcolm joined the GreenField team in 1991, and since that time has led all financing initiatives associated with GreenField's major capital expansions. Malcolm is responsible for all aspects of corporate finance including banking, investor relations and risk management. As well, he is responsible for all financial aspects of project development including structuring of long-term contracts supporting new plant development.
Malcolm has played an integral role in the design and structuring of government support programs for ethanol in Canada over the past 15 years. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Financial Executives Institute.
Barry has over 40 years of experience in litigation. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1969 and joined Shibley Righton LLP where he is still a member (partner).
Since 2006, Barry has allocated part of his time to his law firm practice and the other part to a special engagement with GreenField.
On his call, he was awarded the Law Society Second Prize for Ontario and the Lawyers Club of Toronto Second Prize. Barry was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1983.
Doug has overseen the market risk management function since joining GreenField in 2008. Prior to that he held a senior role managing commodity risk for George Weston Ltd./Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Doug holds his MBA from Laurier University and the Derivative Market Specialist from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Ken has spent 30 years in the agriculture supply chain and is experienced in roles from procurement and sales to logistics and merchandising.
He is a long-time resident of southwestern Ontario and has led GreenField’s corn procurement programs and team for over four years.