Who am I? I have worked in the service and manufacturing industry for about 40 years in both BC and Alberta. I started out as a laborer, was a machine and equipment operator, and received my journeyman millwright red seal certificate in 1995. During this time I was a volunteer for a variety of organizations serving our youth and adults alike. Most notably being treasurer and president of the men’s hockey league. I then spent a number of years on political advisory commissions and committees for the city and council. In 1993 I was elected to city council were I served as a effective voice in making thing happen in a timely manner, before moving to Alberta in 1997 for work. Around 2002 I progressed to managing the service department for the western hemisphere and Russia for two product lines. During this time I turned around a crumbling service department and started the wheels moving to more of a service oriented service department in both the USA and Canada. I then went on to General Manager in a few different industries, where I managed challenging environments to reduce overhead, increase productivity all while creating collaborative cultures .
I am married and have three wonderful children who have blessed this grandfather with six precious grandchildren. I have a great love for the outdoors and have many hobbies and interests including: hockey, music, camping, scuba diving, and being a very skilled handyman.
I am a blue-collar guy who has become successful in managing up to, and including, $20 million businesses in some of the most challenging environments. This coupled with my political experience, practical fiscal approach, and life experiences makes me the best candidate to serve the residents and business owners of Ward 3.
I am a collaborative leader who values all opinions and one who will not stop doing what is needed until your concerns are addressed and/or met. I also believe everyone offers value and the best ideas come from the oddest of places. I am a leader who will provide an actual answer when asked a question as I believe people deserve nothing less.
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I see myself as an entrepreneur; I am the President of the consulting firm,” Pro-B Management Inc,” author of the book “The Profit Process,” and co-owner of www.KidsThink.ca. With my governance and management experience, I understand budgets and have met payroll at many levels. I have also signed the front of a cheque, not just the back of them. After all, the city of Calgary is a corporation and we need experienced, skilled and diverse people like myself who understand how a corporation needs to be governed. As an efficiency expert, I will bring the expertise I have gathered over the past 40 years in both the private and public sectors, into local government.
I am grateful for the knowledge I have gained from working in various industrial sectors as well. I have experienced firsthand the barriers companies and governments face, and what helps them shift out of neutral, and create more constructive thinking patterns that bring more profits and successful ventures. Over the last 20 years, I have successfully developed and implemented numerous systematic plans for fixing processes and procedures, and diagnosing company culture challenges.
Over the last 15 years, I have been managing departments and businesses with functionality problems. I have helped companies increase productivity by creating and implementing operational best practices. In my book “The Profit Process” I talk about this and how to overcome challenges.