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Our formula for performance is driven by a management team that brings a wealth of experience, vision and talent to our organization.

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.

CHRIS BITSAKAKIS, President and COO

Chris Bitsakakis has nearly 30 years of operational management experience in the advanced manufacturing space, spanning the rubber, automotive, industrial and aerospace industries. Prior to joining AirBoss in 2017, he held progressively senior roles with Cooper Standard, Magna International, Royal Building Products and PCC Aerostructures (a Berkshire Hathaway Company).

His core responsibilities included oversight of North American and international manufacturing operations, implementation of “lean”, “5S” and other strategic initiatives, as well as the development of systems focused on improving efficiency, driving improved financial performance and reducing waste.

During his career he has spearheaded turnarounds, completed multiple acquisitions and integrations, formed strategic alliances and led greenfield and major plant upgrade projects. Mr. Bitsakakis holds a BSc from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

DANIEL GAGNON, CFO

Mr. Daniel Gagnon brings to AirBoss a breadth and depth of strong leadership and financial capabilities gained through over 30 years of progressive experience. He has worked in both private and public organizations in a variety of industries, including 10 years in manufacturing. As CFO he has a strong track record of building effective teams, implementing best practices, and helping drive profitable growth.

Mr. Gagnon is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant. He graduated with honors from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Diploma in Public Accounting at McGill University.

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