Executive Advisory Board

Mark Hardy

VP, Product Management

SYNNEX Canada, Chair of FIRST Executive Advisory Board

Chris Hadfield


Former Commander of the International Space Station

David Allen

NA Distribution Sales Manager

Intel Americas

Laurent Beaudoin



Natalie Benitah

Commercial Partners, Go-To-Market Leader

Microsoft Canada

Audrey Cartile

Education Consultant

Policy and Implementation

Kim Cooper

VP, Partnerships

FIRST Robotics Canada

Gladstone Grant

Director of Solution Sales

Microsoft Canada

Julia Hanigsberg

President & CEO

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Gord Homer

EAB Past Chair

FIRST Robotics Canada

Greg Houston


Lakeside Process Controls

Mike Hutchings

Regional Vice President, Canada

Rockwell Automation

Larry Koscielski

Larry Koscielski

Vice President of Process & Technology Development

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.

Joe Lombard Hatch

Joe Lombard

Global Managing Director, Metals


Al McDonald


The City of North Bay

Colin McIsaac

Colin McIsaac

Executive Director

Lenovo Canada

Kevin Murai

Chairman of the Board

SYNNEX Corporation

Donna Quan

Senior Advisor

Ontario Ministry of Education

Shameze Rampertab


Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Paul Rietdyk

Vice President, Asset and Work Management


Mike Sinnaeve

Vice President Operational Improvement & Quality

Magna International

Brad Stenning


Stenning & Associates Financial Services Inc.

Ray Tanguay

Executive Auto Advisor

Government of Canada