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CITT’s Leadership Through Innovation speaker’s forum set for June 10


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Toronto Area Council of the CITT will be holding its Leadership Through Innovation speaker’s forum next Wednesday June 10 in Mississauga.

 

This speaker’s forum focuses on the insights of two leaders who drive innovation through sustainability and collaboration and by leveraging patented innovative analytical technologies that enable companies to identify potential human and/or operational threats long before they reach critical mass or in some instances, create catastrophic scenarios.

 

The event will feature speakers Thomas Tomovic, vice president of transportation and fleet at Saputo Foods and Martin Smith, president of Presage Group. It will be hosted by Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis.

 

Included below is more information about the event and the speakers.

 

 

Theme:            LEADERSHIP THROUGH INNOVATION

Date:               Wednesday June 10, 2009

Where:            Maple Leaf Foods, Six Sigma Hall

                        6985 Financial Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

                        (South East corner of Derry Rd. and Mississauga Rd.)

 

6:00 pm:          Networking session. Refreshments and food included.

7:00 pm:          Honoured Leaders and Industry Speakers:

Mr. Thomas Tomovic BA, VP Transportation & Fleet, Saputo Foods Ltd.

                        Mr. Martin Smith PHD, President, Presage Group Inc.

Host:

Mr. Lou Smyrlis – Editorial Director, Transportation Media

8:00 pm:          Question & Answer Period

8:30 pm:          Wrap Up

­­­Cost:               $40.00 per person

CHEQUE payable to CITT TAC. 

(See below “RSVP” for mailing details)

 

“Management is doing things right.  Leadership is doing the right things

Peter F. Drucker

 

This speaker’s forum focuses on two leaders that drive innovation through sustainability and collaboration and by leveraging patented innovative analytical technologies that enable companies to identify potential human and/or operational threats long before they reach critical mass or in some instances, create catastrophic scenarios.

 

SO RSVP NOW – THIS WILL SELL OUT QUICK

 

 

RSVP:   There are a total of 60 spots available for this event.  If you would like to attend, please send your request to jamesnguyen@ups.com  Please include your full name, company name and position held with your company as this is required for security at Maple Leaf Foods. 

 

To hold your reservation, advance payment must be received by June 5, 2009. 

Cheque payment to be sent to:

 

ATTN: Toronto Area Council

CITT

10 King Street East, Suite 400

Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C3

 

SPEAKER BIO’S

 

Mr. Thomas Tomovic – VP Transportation & Fleet

 

Born in Niagara Falls Ontario, Mr. Tomovic has held senior logistics positions at Nestle, George Weston Ltd. and Coca-Cola in Canada and the United States.  He has more than twenty-five years experience in all aspects of the corporate supply chain in the food industry.  His focus for this event will be on sustainability and collaboration to effect the  safe delivery of our family’s food supply. 

 

Saputo Foods Ltd. was started in 1954 as a family cheese business.  Through a series of successful acquisitions and organic growth, Saputo has become the largest dairy processor in Canada. Headquartered in Montreal, Saputo has grown into one of the largest dairy processors in the world (#1 in Canada, #3 in Argentina, #1 in Germany, #1 in the UK, and one of the top cheese producers in the USA.)

 

Saputo has 48 facilities world-wide with 26 in Canada and 16 in the USA, with 9500 employees.

 

Saputo Canada has a nation-wide distribution network comprised of 26 distribution centers and warehouses and over 500 distribution routes. Saputo has an unparallel ability to service major customers on a national basis.

 

Saputo produces cheeses (mozzarella, Italian cheeses, cheddar and fine cheeses), milk, cream, mixes, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, butter, whey, WPC, lactose as well as snack cakes, tarts, fresh cookies and cereal bars.

 

Brands include: Saputo, Dairyland, Neilson, Armstrong, Baxter, Nutrilait, Vachon etc.

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Smith – President of Presage Group Inc.

 

 

For more than 20 years Dr. Martin Smith has assisted organizations identify their operational risks and threats.  As founder and President of the Presage Group Inc. his company utilizes patented innovative analytic technologies that enable companies to identify potential human and/or operational threats long before they reach critical mass or in some instances, create catastrophic scenarios. 

 

Dr. Martin Smith is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Psychology, with a Ph.D. in clinical and industrial psychology.  His unique blend of clinical and executive coaching experience coupled with expert knowledge in assessing enterprise risk within companies has enabled him develop some of Canada’s most significant leaders’ and their organizations.  He and his company continue to positively impact and significantly reduce risk in the transportation & logistics industry, utilities and nuclear industry, food safety industry, as well as, medical and aviation industries.  

 

Dr. Martin Smith has for years lectured on the unique relationship between Leadership Competency and one’s ability to accurately identify and expertly manage the risks within their organization.  Dr. Smith will be the first to proclaim that from an Organizational Behavior perspective one of the greatest threats to an organization’s success is in fact the “leader”. 

 

Mr. Lou Smyrlis – Host

 

With over 20 years experience covering transportation, Lou is among the most recognizable personalities in the logistics industry.  A holder of the professional designation MCILT and winner of several prestigious writing awards, Lou’s insight and research ability makes him a much sought-after speaker at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the year. 

 

 

 

RSVP ASAP!

 

 

RSVP:   There are a total of 60 spots available for this event.  If you would like to attend, please send your request to jamesnguyen@ups.com  Please include your full name, company name and position held with your company as this is required for security at Maple Leaf Foods. 

 

To hold your reservation, advance payment must be received by June 5, 2009. 

Cheque payment to be sent to:

 

ATTN: Toronto Area Council

CITT

10 King Street East, Suite 400

Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C3


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