Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors represents the best interests of the company, our shareholders and other stakeholders and provides sound corporate governance. They bring the highest level of integrity and insight to their role.
Gren Schoch, Chairman and CEO
Mr. Gren Schoch is a professional engineer and ran a successful engineering and geological services company, MPH Consulting, between 1976 and 1995. In 1982, he also founded and chaired Petromet Resources, a junior oil and gas exploration company that was sold to Talisman Energy for more than $900 million in 2001. Since 1989, Mr. Schoch has been the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of AirBoss.
Robert Hagerman, Director
Mr. Robert Hagerman obtained his CA designation in 1976 and was employed by the Montreal, and later the London office, of Price Waterhouse for 12 years in Audit, Insolvency, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Hagerman one of the original directors of AirBoss was appointed CEO in 1992 and has been instrumental in growing the company ever since.
Mary Matthews, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Director
During her career, Ms. Matthews held numerous senior positions with both public and private corporations in the financial sector, most notably, EVP Sprott Asset Management, sales and marketing and VP CIBC, Global Cost Cutting. Mary was also very active in the charitable sector, holding the position of both Treasurer, and subsequently, President of Ontario Special Olympics.
Ms. Matthews joined AirBoss of America's Board of Directors in 2006. She is currently a Trustee of the Paloma Foundation and President and Co-Founder of Santa Comes to Bay Street, a registered charity.
Robert McLeish, Director
Mr. Robert McLeish joined AirBoss of America Corp.’s Board of Directors in 1999, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a CFA. Mr. McLeish spent 35 years in the investment business with Merrill Lynch Canada and retired in 1998 as a Vice Chairman and Director. Currently, Mr. McLeish is the Chairman of Dundee Wealth Management and is on the Board of Dundee Corp. and Welton Energy. He also is a past director of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Brian A. Robbins, Director
Mr. Brian Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exco Technologies Limited (“Exco”), joined AirBoss of America Corp.’s Board of Directors in 1997 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was hired by Exco in 1970 and was appointed President and CEO in 1976. Exco is listed on the TSX and is a global supplier of innovative technologies servicing the die-cast, extrusion and automotive industries, with operations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Morocco. Mr. Robbins is a member of the Board of Directors Heroux-Devtek Inc. and Exco Technologies Limited.
Alan J. Watson, Director
Mr. Watson currently is based in Sydney, Australia. He has recently retired from a 30 year investment banking career, during which he has been Managing Director of several American and U.K. based investment banks. Mr. Watson has worked in the U.K., Australia, Canada, China and Japan.