Vice President, Sales & Marketing (Public Sector), New Flyer
Prior to joining New Flyer, Jennifer held senior management and executive positions in engineering, quality, sales and business strategy and most recently was the Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Standard Aero. Jennifer is a graduate from the University of Manitoba where she obtained both her Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA. Jennifer is a Professional Engineer
M.B.A - Master of Business Administration, University of Manitoba
Senior Key Account Manager, BC Hydro
Master of Business Administration, Management Consulting, Royal Roads University
Project Lead, Fleet Electrification, City of Burlington
In 1988, she made the move to the transit industry working for Mississauga Transit in a number of positions in their Operations Department, finally leading that department.
In 2003, she moved to the role of General Manager, Transit for the City of Brampton, the 9th largest city in Canada. In this role she led a team of 1000+ employees and managed a multi-million-dollar budget in one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada.
After retiring from the City of Brampton in 2017, she started working for the City of Burlington as Director of Transit. Sue is a past Chair of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and Chair of Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and currently is a member of both associations’ Board of Directors.
Director of Transit, Codiac Transpo
Codiac Transpo provides public transit services to three municipalities, namely Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, New Brunswick, with 37 conventional transit buses, 19 bus routes and 110 employees. Several technology investments are currently underway including a zero emission study by CUTRIC.
Manager of Fleet and Maintenance, Saskatoon Transit
Prior to her current role, Tracey managed Saskatoon’s Access Transit operation and was the catalyst in developing the Accessible Transit Training Program that is now available through CUTA. After seeing a gap in information and training for people new to the accessible environment, the work began to build the program. Tracey is a graduate from Athabasca University where she obtained her MBA.
MBA, Leadership, Athabasca University
Director of Finance, Ground Transportation Systems Canada Inc.
A Chartered Professional Accountant, Mark has previously held Director roles in Business Strategy and Business Development involved in both the capture and deployment phases of many large key global projects over his 25 years with Thales.
Currently he is responsible for Finance support for Business Development and R&D Operations including the commercial management of Funding projects.
In additional to holding a CPA CMA designation, Mark holds a Bachelor Degree with Certificate of Honours Standing in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and also sits on the Board of Directors of Innovation ENCQOR.
Branch Manager Fleet and Facility Services at Edmonton Transit Services
Building on his 14 years of experience with Halifax Transit where he oversaw a number of initiatives, including a transit strategy review and amalgamation of regional transit services within the Halifax Regional Municipality, Eddie came to Edmonton prepared to roll up his sleeves.
Eddie currently sits on the board of the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and has been recognized by Mass Transit Magazine as a Top 40 under 40 industry leader, and has several national transportation awards.
Eddie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a Certificate in Human Resource Management, both from St. Mary’s University. He believes strongly that transit shapes cities, and is passionate about the opportunity to impact significant change for Edmonton.
Certificate in Human Resource Management, St. Mary's University
Executive Director, Research and Innovation, University of Windsor
Heather is also a founding Director of the University of Windsor’s Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), and continues to pursue research into entrepreneurship through her doctoral studies, with a focus on barriers to women and new venture creation.
Bachelor of Business Studies, Accounting, University of Windsor
Business Administration, Accounting, St. Clair College
Vice-President Sales & Marketing , Nova Bus of the Volvo Group
After earning two bachelor’s degrees from McGill University, one in mechanical engineering with a minor in management and the other in Environment and agricultural engineering, Mylene further boosted her skills with an MBA from the University of Cumbria UK in 2018.
As Nova Bus Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Mylene will lead the sales, marketing, bids & proposals, sales engineering and product management teams.
Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering, McGill University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Cumbria
Vice President Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Ballard
Nicolas joined the fuel cell industry in 2004 and Ballard Power Systems in 2012. Among his responsibilities, Nicolas looks after corporate market strategy, marketing activities, government relations and strategic partnerships for Ballard.
Nicolas is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and a Board member of the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) and of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). He also represents Ballard with various Industry Associations and Government forums.
Nicolas holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from ESCOM (Paris) and a Master’s of Science from The Ohio State University (USA).
Business Strategy, Cornell University
Engineering, Chemistry, Ecole supérieure de Chimie organique et minérale
B.Sc., Chemistry & Physics, Université de Paris
Vice President, Maintenance, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC)
Randy is also the CMBC lead for TransLink’s Low Carbon Fleet Strategy where in 2018 TransLink formally adopted their organizational goals to achieve an 80% reduction in green house gas emissions and utilize 100% renewable energy in all operations by 2050. He has been with CMBC for the past 5 years.
Prior to joining CMBC, Randy worked in Ontario in the municipal sector, as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Prescott and Director of Infrastructure for the Municipality of West Nipissing. He has also held various engineering roles in health care, utilities, consulting and post-secondary sectors.
Randy attended Lakehead University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered engineer in British Columbia and Ontario.
Country Corporate Counsel and Fiduciary; Senior Counsel for Electrification, Legal and Integrity Services, ABB Inc.
Prior to joining ABB Inc. in 2016, Stephanie practiced for 15 years as an in-house lawyer in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, working as lead attorney when assisting local and international divisions. Bilingual counsel and business advisor known for her creative problem-solving skills and result-oriented approach; she also acts since 2018 as a member to Montreal Bar In-House Counsels Committee.
Manager of Business Development, Enbridge
In his current role he leads the Enbridge team charged with developing low carbon transportation solutions where he was instrumental in the compressed natural gas (“CNG”) transit deployment for the Hamilton Street Railway. Steve and his team also recently commissioned three new public access, heavy duty capable CNG refueling stations at truck stops along the highway 401 corridor in Windsor, London and Napanee, Ontario.
Steve has been a guest speaker at numerous natural gas vehicle & hydrogen industry events and was a past member of the Canadian Standards Association Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling JB 112 committee and is currently a sitting member of the board of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance. He is married with 3 adult children and lives in Chatham, Ontario where he volunteers his time as Vice-Chair of the Board of the YMCAs of Southwestern Ontario.