Mr. Ball founded ICI in the fall of 2006 and is the current President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ball has worked for over 25 years in the auto industry, including 18 years at Magna International of Toronto, Ontario. Terry Ball brings extensive experience in plastics, composites, and manufacturing, starting out as a tool and die maker to become President of Decoma Exterior Trim. At Decoma, Mr. Ball oversaw the launch of many new products and applications in the plastics and composites sector and in the automotive markets globally. Mr. Ball became COO of Decoma Exterior Trim, a subsidiary of Magna International Inc., upon it becoming a publicly traded company, and was responsible for all aspects of its $800 million in sales and 7000 employees, from research and development through profit and loss. Under Mr. Ball’s leadership, Decoma Exterior Trim became a benchmark in profitability, cost reduction and new product development. Mr. Ball is an entrepreneur with a proven track record whose past experience and industry contacts provide access to a vast array of management, engineering, and manufacturing talent and opportunities.
Mr. Greiss is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of business experience that has included finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, operations, and business development. Mr. Greiss was most recently with Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian publicly listed diversified financial services company with over $25 billion in assets under management and administration that operates through subsidiaries in Canada, the Cayman Islands and Barbados. During Mr. Greiss’ tenure, Guardian’s market capitalization grew from approximately $75 million to a peak of over $500 million in 2007. Prior to Guardian, Mr. Greiss was with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board as a Portfolio Manager in the Real Estate group where he participated in number of transactions, including the $3.2 billion restructuring and acquisition of Cadillac Fairview Corporation.
J. Brian Colburn
In 1975 Mr. Colburn left law practice with a major Toronto law firm to work as Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for John Deere Limited. He remained there until 1981 when he joined Magna International Inc. as Vice-President, Secretary and General Counsel. Since 1981 Mr. Colburn has been involved in various legal and other positions within Magna, including General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee. During this period he has been responsible from time to time for supervision of Magna’s global legal activities, human resources, risk management and corporate governance. He retired from Magna on April 30, 2009.
Mr. Colburn is currently a director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) and was formerly a director of CPI Plastics Ltd.
Brian attended the University of Western Ontario Law School from which he graduated in 1968, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1970 and received his LLM in Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1981.
Mr. Keeley has been owner, developer and investor of various businesses for the last 13 years. He was Division President of Airgas, Inc. (NYSE) until his retirement in May 1997. He served as a Board Member of Bay Medical Center in Bay City, MI from 1987-1997 and is a founding member of the venture capital group Blue Water Angels. In addition, he has also served as Board Member of various public economic development groups.
Mr. Wray has a wealth of expertise related to all aspects of M&A advisory services. He has completed numerous acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and recapitalizations as a principal, advisor and as a senior officer of large multi-national corporations. He is a former senior executive of Magna International Inc. and the former president and CEO of Decoma International Inc. He has been on the boards of several automotive parts companies both private and public and is currently a partner in an injection molding company, Ritz Plastics, a transport/logistics company Canamex Trucking Services Inc, and a real estate development company. Mr. Wray’s creative and insightful skill sets related to acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and recapitalizations are routinely called upon by a wide variety of large public and private corporations in Canada and the United States. Mr. Wray graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and obtained a CA designation while employed by Ernst and Young.
Robert J. Pulte
Mr. Pulte is a member of the Pulte family, one of America’s most successful and prominent home building families. Pulte Homes, Inc. (NYSE: PMH) is one of the largest home builders in the world. He brings decades of experience in the construction industry along with a national network of high level contacts from the home building, real estate and finance communities to ICI.
In 1987 Mr. Pulte was the founder and President of his own custom home building company, Manor Homes, Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 2000 Mr. Pulte co-founded Stonecliffe Properties, a real estate development company on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The company is developing The Inn at Stonecliffe and its 12 acres into a first class resort community including the construction of up to 50 new condominiums. In 2004, Mr. Pulte formed RP Investments, LLC, a commercial real estate development, construction and property management company.
In 2008, Mr. Pulte invested in Trillacorpe Construction, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in military and government contracting. In 2009 Mr. Pulte became a Partner and the Senior Vice President of the Military & Veteran Housing division. In 2010, with Trillacorpe Construction, Mr. Pulte co-founded Patriot Park Properties, a nationwide Veteran Housing program designed to house, educate and integrate Veterans back into society.
Although in construction all his life, Mr. Pulte’s business interests also include Red Cloud Food Services, an American Indian owned food company, as well as The Great Lakes Buffalo Company, a business that commercialized the market for Bison meat products.