Wes Armour - Armour Transportation

Moncton | Visit company website

Wes Armour is the President and CEO of Armour Transportation, a position he's held since he was 22 years old. Wes has been a member of the Business Council since it's inception in 2005 and is currently a member of the Council's executive committee. Wes is actively involved in both the transportation industry, as a past president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association as well as his community. Wes was recently recognized by the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton with the Builder of Youth, Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Junior Achievement NB Business Hall of Fame in 2003.

Alain Bossé - Groupe Savoie

Saint Quentin | Visit company website

Alain Bossé is the president of Groupe Savoie Inc, and is a dynamic leader for this innovative company. Mr. Bossé is also past president of the Conseil Économique, and winner of the Gilbert Finn emeritus award in 2009 for his contributions to the Francophone business community. 

Normand Caissie - Imperial Manufacturing Group

Richibucto | Visit company website

Normand (Norm) Caissie is the President and CEO of the Imperial Manufacturing Group, a company he started in Richibucto and has run successfully since 1979. Norm, with his feet strongly rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit, has systematically built a global enterprise in every sense of the term. A large majority of the town’s 1,200 residents are employed with Imperial. Norm is a board director for NB Power and winner of the CHHMA Hall of Fame award in 2012. Norm is also a member of the Junior Achievement NB Business Hall of Fame, inducted in 2011.

Dr. Eddy Campbell - University of New Brunswick

Fredericton & Saint John | Visit company website

Dr. Eddy Campbell is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick.  He has immersed himself in New Brunswick since his arrival in 2009.  Dr. Campbell now serves on the Boards of Future NB, Invest NB, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre In each of these environments, he advocates strongly for a “Smart(er) NB”. 

Andrea Feunekes - Remsoft

Fredericton | Visit company website

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Andrea Feunekes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Remsoft, the world’s leading provider of asset lifecycle optimization solutions for land-based and infrastructure assets.  Andrea is an active volunteer in her community.  She is the Chair of Future NB, an initiative to grow our province's economy.  She is also a dedicated supporter of Science East.  Andrea was a recipient of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award and she was named an Edelman Laureate by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).  She has been a member of the Business Council since 2009.

David Ganong - Ganong Bros. Ltd.

St. Stephen | Visit company website

David Ganong is the Chairman of Ganong Bros. Ltd, Canada's oldest candy company, founded in 1873 and based in St. Stephen.  David generously lends his energy and expertise to numerous initiatives working to improve New Brunswick, such as NB2026, the Wallace McCain Institute for Business Leadership, Future NB and 21inc.  He was named to the Order of Canada in 2005 and is a member of the UNB Board of Governors. David was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2007. He is one of the founders of the Business Council and two-time past chair (2005 and 2010).

Barry Kyle - Industrial Rubber Company Ltd

Bathurst | Visit company website

Barry Kyle is the CEO of Industrial Rubber Company.  Caring about his community, Barry has been involved with many organizations throughout the years such as the Canadian Professional Sales Association, Rotary and Kinsman Clubs, the Bathurst Regional Economic Development Agency, Enterprise Chaleur, and the City of Bathurst Planning Commission to name a few. Barry has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary club of Bathurst (2006), and named as one of the Top 50 CEO’S Atlantic Canada 2009 & 2010. Barry is a member of the Junior Achievement NB Business Hall of Fame, inducted in 2011.

Bruno Lagacé - Sparta Innovations

Notre Dame | Visit company website

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Bruno Lagacé is the CEO of Sparta Innovations, based a Notre Dame, NB. After he bought the company, Mr. Lagacé has more than doubled its revenues, and is growing still! Bruno sits on the Board of the Construction and Material Recycling Association and is also a partner in the start-up company Force 3 Innovations. An alumni of the Wallace McCain Institute for Business Leadership, he is also a member of their Board of Directors. In 2011, Bruno was named Alumni of the Year by the Université de Moncton.

Gordie Lavoie - Sunny Corner Enterprises

Miramichi | Visit company website

Gordie Lavoie is the CEO of Sunny Corner Enterprises, based in the Miramichi.  He is the immediate past Chair of the Business Council, and joined our group in 2009.  Gordie is an alumni of the Wallace McCain Institute for Business Leadership, and is now one of their most popular speakers, sharing his wisdom in his signature thoughtful, humble style. Gordie is very passionate about mentorship and was the driving force behind the Council's "Meals with Moguls" initiative.

Ronald Losier - St. Isidore Asphalte

St. Isidore | Visit company website

Ronald Losier is the COO of St. Isidore Asphalte, one of NB's largest and oldest paving and aggregate companies.  An engineer by trade, Ronald is an expert in transportation solutions with a keen sense for logistics.  Ronald has distinguished himself as a leader in the Acadian peninsula due to his committment to community economic development as well as St. Isidore's support of numerous non-profit organizations. Ronald joined the Business Council in 2012, replacing his father, Richard Losier. 

Allison McCain - McCain Foods Ltd

Florenceville-Bristol | Visit company website

Allison McCain is the Executive Chairman of McCain Foods Ltd.  An engineer by training, graduated from UNB, Allison's career has taken him around the world, leading McCain's operations in places like Australia and Britain. He is also a committed fundraiser, and has led a $60 million fundraising campaign for the University of New Brunswick as well as a number of capital campaigns for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He was appointed a Governor of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, April 2004.

Gerry Pond - Mariner Partners

Saint John | Visit company website

Gerry Pond is the Chairman of Mariner Partners and co-founder of East Valley Ventures.  He has become a fixture in Atlantic Canada's IT sector, championing the 7 cities of IT and supporting the growth of start-ups in his volunteerism with Propel ICT and East Valley. Gerry is also a tireless social advocate, chairing the Poverty Initiative and the subsequent Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. He is also a member of NB2026. Gerry was named Canada's Angel of the Year in 2011, won the Red Cross Humanitarion award in 2012, and he was inducted into the Junior Achievement NB Business Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jean-Claude Savoie - Groupe Savoie

Saint Quentin | Visit company website

Jean-Claude Savoie is the CEO of Groupe Savoie Inc, the largest employer in Saint-Quentin and maker of high quality hardwood products including pallets, components and Canawick ecological fuels. Jean-Claude joined the Council in late 2006. He is a member of the Junior Achievement NB Business Hall of Fame, inducted in 2010.

Brent Scrimshaw - Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Moncton | Visit company website

Brent Scrimshaw is the President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery. He believes passionately in building a strong and involved role for the company and its people in communities all across Atlantic Canada. For Brent, its all about people, whether inside the company through its ‘People First’ strategy or in our communities as demonstrated through his unbending commitment to social responsibility in everything ALC does.

Dan McKeen - Bell Aliant

Saint John & Fredericton | Visit company website

Dan McKeen was appointed Bell Aliant’s Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Residential Services in November 2014.

Dan joined Bell Aliant in 2010, as Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions with leadership and responsibility for all aspects of Residential and Business marketing, sales and contact centre operations.

A graduate of Acadia University, Dan began his career in marketing in 1985 with a focus on marketing and business development and has developed a strong track record of marketing and executive leadership in the communications and information technology sectors.


Dr. Raymond Théberge - Université de Moncton

Moncton, Edmundston & Shippagan | Visit company website

Dr. Raymond Théberge was named the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton in 2012.  Originally from Manitoba, his career has also taken him to Ontario, in a variety of public sector and education roles, including Dean of St. Boniface College as well as Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada.  Dr Theberge has published extensively in the fields of education policy, multicultural education, and language planning.

Camille Thériault - Caisses populaires acadiennes

Caraquet | Visit company website

Camille Thériault is the President and CEO of the Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes, based out of Caraquet and representing 15 caisses in 78 locations around the province. Many will know Camille from his time as Premier of New Brunswick (1998 to 1999), as well as the years he served as minister of three government departments. Mr. Thériault has also been Chairperson of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board. Camille is very well-versed in economics and finance, having served as General Manager of the Kent Industrial Commission, as well as a Vice President for the United Maritime Fishermen's Co-operative. Chair of the initial Future NB summit, Camille is one of New Brunswick's primary decision makers and is recognized for his leadership, optimistic outlook and ability to exploit human potential.

Gaëtan Thomas - NB Power

Fredericton | Visit company website

Gaëtan Thomas is the CEO of NB Power, where he has spent 22 years working in positions of progressive responsibility, from nuclear services to power distribution and customer service solutions. A voracious reader and a dedicated family man, Gaetan is leading New Brunswick's utility forward, and brings a valuable perspective to our Council's discussions.

Mike Timani

Moncton | Visit company website

Mike Timani is President and CEO of Fancy Pokket Corporation in Moncton which was established in June 1989.  The bakery consists of 45,000 sq ft and employs 59 people.  Fancy Pokket is the largest producer of pita bread, bagels, tortilla wraps and flatbread in Atlantic Canada.

Mike is a native of Lebanon who emigrated to Canada in 1979.  Mike is extremely committed to community. He is currently President of the Lebanese Association, a Member of the Board/Executive Committee (MAGMA) and President and CEO of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council which is an umbrella organization that oversees 17 multicultural associations in New Brunswick. Mike is also Chairman of the Food Processing Human Resources Council of Canada

André Vincent - Assumption Life

Moncton | Visit company website

André Vincent is the CEO of Assumption Life. His career has spanned 35 years including stints such as Regional Manager, Sales and Marketing, Quebec with Great-West Life in the 1990s, Executive Vice-President, Individual Network with Desjardins-Laurentian Life Group and Vice-President, Group Business, Quebec with Médavie Blue Cross. Mr. Vincent has a degree in administrative science from Collège Bois-de-Boulogne and an MBA from Concordia University. He also has a passion for the arts and music and studied saxophone at a private music school in Montreal. Mr. Vincent serves on the boards of the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal and L’Arche Canada Foundation.

Michael Wilson - The AIL group of companies

Dorchester & Sackville | Visit company website

Mike Wilson is the CEO of the AIL Group of Companies, a world leader in the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of efficient infrastructure solutions. AIL innovative products and dependable services have supported successful projects in the transportation, public works, mining, development and forestry sectors since the company was founded by Mike's father in 1965.  Mike is passionate about innovation and R&D and supports numerous university engingeering programs.  He has been a member of the Council since 2006.