Author Archives: Catharine Katic

In Review: David Cote – Winning Now, Winning Later

From humble beginnings in a small French-Canadian enclave of New Hampshire, to growing Honeywell’s ailing market cap from$20B to $120B, David Cote has lived to tell a few tales. As the leader of a Fortune 100 industrial conglomerate, he was known for empowering his organization to simultaneously pursue long-term strategies and achieve quarterly targets. He […]

In Review: The Canada-China Relationship with Ambassador Dominic Barton

In late February, we welcomed Ambassador Dominic Barton for a private hour to speak to members and guests about the evolving Canada-China relationship. With its undeniable growth and global impact, China plays a major role in Canadian business, whether or not you are in the market. CHANGING CHINA The country has become more assertive and […]

CEO Dialogue, Bill Hammond – February 2021

Hammond Power Solutions Inc (HPS) is the largest manufacturer of dry-type transformers in North America. Established in 1917, HPS has grown from a small family-owned business in the shortwave radio market, to going public in 1986, and is now the industry leader in magnetic transformer design and manufacturing, with facilities in Canada, United States, Mexico, […]

In Review: 2021 Economic Outlook with Benjamin Tal

In January we welcomed back Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC Capital Markets, for his 2021 Economic Outlook. As always, Benjamin’s unique interpretation of economic data provided valuable insight for what we can expect in the coming year. A ROUGH, BUT SHORT, ROAD While we can’t sugarcoat our current circumstances, there are some positives […]

CEO Dialogue, John E. Peller – January 2021

Andrew Peller Limited is one of Canada’s leading producers and marketers of quality wines and craft beverage alcohol products. John E. Peller, O.C. is the President and CEO of Andrew Peller Limited, having joined in 1989 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Planning. He was appointed President and CEO in 1994 and Chairman of the […]

CEO Dialogue, Michael McCain – December 2020

Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s flagship food companies, with sales of $3.9 billion and employing approximately 13,000 people in Canada and the United States. Michael and his team are deeply committed to being the global leader in sustainable proteins, reflected in ambitious goals in the […]

In Review: FOCUS ON: Financing

– Canada’s current financing and investment landscape – In partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC), OG100 recently hosted an interactive session with a panel of financial industry experts from EDC, BDC, Fulcrum Capital Partners and RBC who spoke to the OG100 membership about the current financing and investment landscape in Canada. Members appreciated a timely […]

CEO Dialogue, Linda Hasenfratz – November 2020

On November 25, Linda Hasenfratz joined OG100, with members of her team Chris Merchant (VP, Global Finance) and Elliot Burger (Senior Legal Counsel) for an insightful discussion on Linamar’s formula for success and how the business continues to grow during the challenges of 2020. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Linamar Corporation is Canada’s second largest automobile […]

In Review: Executive Roundtable with Peter Hall

On November 23, 2020, we had the pleasure of welcoming back Peter Hall, VP and Chief Economist with Export Development Canada, to discuss the shape of our economic recovery over the past six months. Peter offered a sector-by-sector look at where we are and EDC’s 2021 predictions for Canada. As necessity is the mother of […]

RECALCULATING: Semi-annual Symposium

Every November, the OG100 membership and invited guests unite for a day of learning and networking. We explore the issues of the day, reflect on common themes of the year, and project how these developments might impact the new calendar year. This session was a bit different as we couldn’t gather in person, but we […]