Derek Ridout was the Chairman of the Board of Minacs Worldwide Inc. between May 2003 and May 2004 and was a Director from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Ridout was the Chief Executive Officer for Perigee Investment Counsel Inc. from 2001 to 2003, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silcorp Limited from 1992 to 1999 and its Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1992. He was the President of Mac's Convenience Stores Division from 1983 to 1989 and President of Seven-Up Canada Limited from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Ridout holds an Honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Michael joined DATA in 1985 with a post secondary degree from the University of Toronto and has held progressively more senior sales and marketing positions leading to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In November 2004, Mr. Suksi left DATA and from then until November 2006, was Vice President, Sales at Transcontinental Inc., one of Canada's largest print and media organizations. In late 2006, Michael returned to DATA as President of DATA East, with a wider perspective of the industry and technology-driven solutions. He immediately began the ultimately successful integration of Relizon Canada Inc. into DATA.
In October 2010, Michael was appointed President and CEO of The DATA Group of Companies. In February 2011 DATA launched a transformational new strategic profile (view investor presentation).
Ronald A. Fotheringham has continued his strategic planning consulting work in his personal company, Stoney Lake Management Consulting. Prior to retirement in 2001, Mr. Fotheringham was a partner with Tandem International, one of Canada's leading management consulting firms, specializing in the marketing and sales disciplines. During his 28 years with the firm, his responsibilities included serving as Managing Partner of the firm's marketing practice and as Chairman of Tandem, prior to the firm's merger with Towers Perrin in 1998.
Before joining Tandem, Mr. Fotheringham worked for 11 years at Procter & Gamble in the Research & Development and Marketing departments. Mr. Fotheringham has a Bachelors Degree in Honours Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, both from McMaster University. Mr. Fotheringham currently serves on the Board of Directors of Five Counties Children's Centre, the Board of Governors of Sir Sanford Fleming College, and the Board of Directors of The Peterborough Festival of Lights.
John H. Greenhough has extensive experience in the printing industry. From 1972 to 1980, he was Vice President & General Manager of the Data Group, and served as President and CEO of the Company from 1981 to 1997, and as managing director from 1997 until May 2000. Mr. Greenhough also held a number of positions within Maclean Hunter Limited, including service on the Management Committee and Group President of Printing.
Mr. Greenhough has served on the boards of directors of a number of printing industry companies in both Canada and the United States, including Davis + Henderson, Jasper Printing and General Business Forms, the Yorkville Group of Companies, Label Art and Transkrit Corporation. Throughout his career, Mr. Greenhough has also served in several major printing industry associations in Canada, Europe and the United States. Mr. Greenhough graduated in 1962 from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Thomas R. Spencer has been a corporate director since 2003, when he retired from a 27 year career with the TD Bank Financial Group. Starting in commercial lending and corporate finance in Toronto and New York, Mr. Spencer moved to the risk management area in 1994 as Senior Vice President, Risk Management Policy Group. From 1998 to 2002 he served as the Bank's Executive Vice President, Risk Management and during 2002-2003 was Vice Chair, Risk Management.
Mr. Spencer holds a BA and a MBA from York University. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Jim Pattison Group, Kruger Inc. and Vismand Exploration Inc. and remains a member of the Advisory Committees of TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners, TD Capital Equity Investors and TD Capital Mezzanine Partners.
William Albino has been a Director of the company since August 8, 2012. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Albino was Chief Executive Officer of Smart Systems for Health, an Agency of the Ontario Government charged with developing and implementing electronic health records for all Ontarians. Before that assignment, Mr. Albino was an Executive Vice President of EDS Canada, responsible, at various times, for the EDS's business in the Telecommunications, Government, and Manufacturing sectors. He spent two years as head of his own consulting company while acting as an independent investor in start-up technology companies. Mr. Albino's longest employment - 25 years - was with Xerox Corporation where he held numerous positions, in both Canada and the US, culminating in his assignment as Vice-President and General Manager of the company's largest division. Mr. Albino has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is presently a director of The Aurora Historical Society and the Big Brother and Sisters Council of Champions.
Paul O'Shea. Mr. O'Shea joined the DATA Group in July 1987 as Controller. Since that time, Mr. O'Shea has held positions with increasing responsibility within the Company. Prior to joining the DATA Group, Mr. O'Shea was employed as Controller in the Financial Post Division Information Services Group and worked with the internal audit group at Maclean Hunter Limited. Mr. O'Shea is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University and received his Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University in June 1998. Mr. O'Shea also received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1982.