CentrePort Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of David Filmon as chair, Mike Pyle as vice-chair, and Kevin Hooke as a director of the corporation’s board of directors.
Chris Lorenc, who has served as chair since April 1, 2016, will remain on the board as past-chair and nominee of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Lorenc, President of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, has been a director since the board’s inception in 2008.
Another founding board member, Don Streuber, Manitoba Trucking Association’s nominee and past Chair of the board, has completed his term. Streuber is the Executive Chairman of Bison Transport, whose operations are located at CentrePort.
“On behalf of the board of directors and the staff of CentrePort Canada, I would like to thank Chris and Don for their exceptional leadership, hard work and commitment to building our inland port,” Filmon said. “As founding board members, they helped to define the private sector’s vision for a tri-modal inland port.”
Filmon is the City of Winnipeg’s nominee to the board since 2013, and has previously served as vice- chair and as a member of CentrePort’s Governance & Nominations committee. Filmon is Chair of MLT Aikins LLP, where he practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law.
Pyle, nominated to the board by the Business Council of Manitoba in 2012, is the CEO of Exchange Income Corporation. He previously served as chair of CentrePort’s Finance & Audit committee and is actively involved in a number of business, community and charitable organizations.
CentrePort Canada Inc. also welcomes Kevin Hooke, an experienced investment banker to the corporation’s board of directors. As Head of Corporate Finance and a Director of Wellington West Capital Inc., he played a major role in advancing Winnipeg’s capital markets and funding the growth of many local success stories.
CentrePort Canada is a 20,000-acre inland port and Foreign Trade Zone. Located in the heart of North America, CentrePort connects to major national and international trade gateways and corridors, and is the only inland port in the country with direct access to tri-modal transportation – extensive truck, rail and air cargo operations. To date, 54 companies have either built or are building new operations at CentrePort, including Rosenau Transport, Imperial Seed and Fort Garry Fire Trucks.