Author Archives: Melissa Layton

Fred Volf – November 2019

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada operates plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, employing approximately 8,000 team members across the two sites. TMMC produces 550,000-560,000 vehicles/year in Canada, running a two-shift model, Monday-Friday. @Fred Volf (OG100 Member)​ graciously hosted a CEO Dialogue and gave us an inside look at the Lexus plant in Cambridge last week…

John Pigott – October 2019

We sat down with John Pigott, CEO of one of the largest coffee roasters in North America. Since 1906, Club has built a reputation for quality and sustainable innovation and the company is now the leader in plant-based, compostable single-serve coffee pods. John talked about his journey of growth in a short time, change management, […]

Prepare for candid straight-talk

This morning we had a briefing call with our keynote speaker Marc Busch. He’s not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the state of trade and how it intertwines with politics. Marc holds many titles: multiple award-winning professor at Georgetown University, a scholar, host of the trade-centric podcast Tradecraft, and he’s an […]

Flashback: Managing in Volatile Times

2018 Semi-Annual Symposium Highlights In November 2018, 13 speakers and panelists joined us for our one-day Semi-Annual Symposium at Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre where we explored Managing in Volatile Times. As you may recall, the trade landscape was unstable in Nov. 2018 because the new NAFTA, or Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), remained unsigned. […]