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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

David P. Smith

Chair of the Board


  • Chair of the Board since August 2014.
  • Director since 1998.
  • Corporate Director; former Managing Partner of Enterprise Capital Management Inc.; Director of Gran Tierra Energy Inc.

Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and of the Compensation Committee.

Catherine (Kay) M. Best

Director


  • Director since July 2007.
  • Corporate Director and Consultant; former Executive Vice-President, Risk Management, and Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Health Region; previous partner with Ernst & Young; Director of AltaGas Ltd., Badger Daylighting Ltd. and Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Luc Desjardins

President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Desjardins joined Superior Plus as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Prior to joining Superior Plus, Mr. Desjardins was a partner of the Sterling Group LLP, a private equity firm. Mr. Desjardins also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Transcontinental Inc. from 2004 to 2008 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Desjardins holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Quebec and has taken the Harvard Business School Management Development Program. Mr. Desjardins is a director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Randall J. Findlay

Director


  • Director since March 2007.
  • Corporate Director; former President of Provident Energy Trust from 2001 until his retirement in 2006. He was a senior vice president and member of the executive leadership team at TransCanada Pipelines and President of TransCanada’s North American mid-stream business; Director of HNZ Group Inc. and Pembina Pipeline Corporation.

Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Richard C. Bradeen

Director


  • Director since 2015.
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pension Investments, Corporate Audit Services and Risk Assessment of Bombardier Inc., Montreal (“Bombardier”) from Feb. 2009 to Oct. 2013. Started at Bombardier in 1997 as Vice-President, Acquisitions, and held increasingly senior roles. Prior to that, joined Ernst and Young in 1978 and held increasingly senior roles over a 19-year period, including that of President, Corporate Finance group in Toronto.

Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Walentin (Val) Mirosh

Director


  • Director since March 2007.
  • Corporate Director and President of Mircan Resources Ltd.; former Vice-President and Special Advisor to the President and Chief Operating Officer of NOVA Chemicals Corp.; former partner at Macleod Dixon LLP; Director of Murphy Oil Corporation and TC Pipelines LP; and Chair of the Board of the Advisory Council to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the Latin American Research Center, University of Calgary.

Chair of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and member of the Compensation Committee.

Mary B. Jordan

Director


  • Director since May 2014.
  • Chair of the Board of the Vancouver International Airport Authority and a director of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and Timberwest Forest Corp.; has spent more than 20 years in the airline industry, holding senior executive positions with Air Canada, Canadian Airlines and American Airlines.

Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Eugene V.N. Bissell

Director


  • Director since May 2014.
  • Former President, Chief Executive Officer and director of AmeriGas from July 2000 to his retirement in March 2012.
  • Over 14 years of public company board experience and broad career experience gained over a period of more than 30 years as CEO or in various other senior management positions in the propane and industrial gas sectors.

Member of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Douglas J. Harrison

Director


  • Director since July 2015.
  • Mr. Harrison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of VersaCold Logistics Services and sits on the boards of its subsidiary; Director of Mohawk College and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.

Member of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Patrick (Pat) E. Gottschalk

Director


  • Director since August 2017.
  • From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Gottschalk was President of Dow Chemicals coatings, monomer and plastic additives business.
  • Mr. Gottschalk served in positions with increasing responsibility within Dow Chemicals since 2001. Prior to that, he held various roles at Union Carbide Corporation.
  • Mr. Gottschalk possesses significant experience in operations, business development and post-merger integration.

Member of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Committees

Board Committees Table

Director
Audit Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee
Compensation Committee
HS&E (1) Committee

Catherine (Kay) M. Best

Chair

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Eugene Bissell

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Richard Bradeen

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Luc Desjardins,
President and CEO

 

 

 

 

Randall J. Findlay

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Chair

 

 

Patrick (Pat) E. Gottschalk

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Douglas Harrison

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Mary Jordan

 

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Chair

 

Walentin (Val) Mirosh

 

 

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David P. Smith,
Chair of the Board

 

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Notes:
(1) HS&E stands for Health, Safety and Environment.

For complete information on our corporate governance practices, please read our 2016 Information Circular.