Ryan Williams is president of the Andersen division at Andersen Corporation. Previously, he was president of the global fluid conveyance division at Danfoss.
Sr. VP & CFO
Briggs & Stratton
Kristina Cerniglia is senior vice-president and chief financial officer with Briggs & Stratton. Previously, she was senior vice-president and chief financial officer with Hillenbrand, Inc.
President & CEO
Paul Wood , president and CEO of Giant Tiger, has been named ‘2022 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year’ by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). This award recognizes a retail leader that has led their company to outstanding business success and innovation and who has consistently demonstrated community commitment and support.
President & CFO
Newell Brands Inc.
Chris Peterson is president and chief financial officer at Newell Brands Inc. Previously, he was chief financial officer and president, business operations. He joined the company in 2018.
VP of Sales & Marketing
Chris Keffer is vice-president, sales and marketing of STIHL Inc. Previously, he was president, product management, for the power tools group at Stanley Black & Decker.
Sam Wankowski is chief merchandising officer at Walmart Canada. His career with the company began in 2003 when he joined ASDA, its former UK operations. Most recently, he was chief operations officer.
David M. Wold
Sr. VP & CFO
David M. Wold is senior vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Weyerhaeuser Company. He joined the company in 2013 and has served as vice-president and chief accounting officer since 2019.
Charles Grégoire-Béliveau is vice-president, merchandising at BMR Group. He has more than a decade of experience in the renovation and hardware industry and joined BMR in 2016 as director, purchasing for corporate stores.
Director of Business
Castle Building Centres Group
Doug Keeling will transition into the role of director of business development at Castle Building Centres Group. He has been with the group for 14 years and currently serves as business development manager for Ontario.
VP of Merchandise
Home Hardware Stores Limited
Carol Crystal is vice-president, merchandise LBM, with Home Hardware Stores Limited. She joined the company in 2020 and was, most recently, director, merchandise LBM.
Chief Executive Officer
North American Specialty Laminations (NASL)
Doug Rende is chief executive officer at North American Specialty Laminations (NASL), a portfolio company of private equity firm Building Industry Partners (BIP). Previously, he was senior vice-president at Tremco Construction Products Group.
Donald Allan Jr
CEO & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker
Donald Allan Jr is chief executive officer at Stanley Black & Decker, effective July 1. Currently, he is president and chief financial officer. He will continue as president. He has been with the company for 23 years.
Chief eCommerce Officer
Laurent Duray is chief eCommerce officer at Walmart Canada. He joined the company in July 2015. Prior to his current role, he held senior positions, including vice-president of strategy.
Antonio Di Pasquale
Chief Operating Officer
Antonio Di Pasquale is chief operating officer at BMR Group. He joined the company in 2020 as vice-president, supply chain and operational excellence.
John W. Herbet
Co-Founder & Chairman
John W. Herbert has received the ‘Global DIY Lifetime Award 2022.’ He has been in the retail sector since 1956 and in the home improvement and DIY retailing industry since 1983. He is currently general secretary of the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN). He is also co-founder and chairman of the ‘Global DIY Summit,’ a global networking event for retailers and manufacturers in the home improvement and garden industry. Herbert received the award from EDRA, GHIN, and the Home Improvement Manufacturers Association (HIMA), for his contribution to the industry and bringing together the international community of home improvement.
John T. Krause
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.
John T. Krause is senior vice-president and general manager, North America at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. He has been with the company since 2018.
Joe Gette is vice-president, deputy general counsel and secretary at PPG. He joined the company in 2005 and worked most recently as assistant general counsel, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.
Executive Vice-President, Transformation Officer
John Bayliss is executive vice-president, transformation officer at Walmart Canada. In this newly-created role, he is driving the strategy, innovation, corporate development, new store format, real estate, and transformation agenda. Previously, he was senior vice-president of logistics and supply chain.
Chief Operations Officer
Nabeela Ixtabalan is chief operations officer for Walmart Canada. She joined the retailer in 2020 as executive vice-president, people and corporate affairs, following an extensive career in retail working for major brands such as Starbucks and IKEA in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.