Duncan Jessiman

Executive Vice-Chairman &

Mr. Jessiman is currently the Executive Vice-Chair in charge of special projects and chairs the Disclosure and Competition Committee.

Mr. Jessiman holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Law degree from the University of Manitoba and developed the concept for the Corporation with Mr. Pyle and started it in 2002. Mr. Jessiman originally served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, but gave up the Chair in 2005 in accordance with good governance practices at the time. He then gave up the position of CEO on August 1, 2006 for family reasons and became Executive Vice-Chair in charge of special projects.

Before starting the Corporation, Mr. Jessiman practiced law in Winnipeg in the areas of corporate, commercial and securities law. Mr. Jessiman was a member of the TSX Venture Exchange Winnipeg Local Advisory Committee; former director of Consolidated Properties Ltd., a TSX listed company; former director of Geocrude Energy Inc., a TSX listed company which was taken over by Canada North West Energy Inc.; former director of Pan Cana Industries Ltd., a TSX listed company which was taken over by Geocrude Energy Inc.; and a former director of Enerplus Energy Services Ltd., the management company for Enerplus Resources Fund. Mr. Jessiman devotes a significant amount of his working time to the business of the Corporation.

Michael Pyle

Chief Executive Officer &

Mr. Pyle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Together with Mr. Jessiman, Mr. Pyle developed the initial concept of the Corporation in 2002. Mr. Pyle has held the position of CEO since August 1, 2006.

Mr. Pyle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) and a MBA (Finance) from the University of Manitoba. He served in positions of increasing seniority culminating as President of The Arctic Glacier Income Fund (and its predecessor, The Arctic Group Inc.) from 1998 to 2002. He previously worked with Roynat Capital in Winnipeg from 1990 to 1996 and from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Pyle was employed as the Vice-President of Corporate Development for Westsun International Inc. in Winnipeg from 1996 to 1997.

Mr. Pyle is currently the Chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Football Club, the Chair of the Manitoba Venture Capital Fund, the Vice-Chair of the Business Counsel of Manitoba, the Vice-Chair of CentrePort Canada Inc. and a Director of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. Mr. Pyle devotes the majority of his time to the Corporation. Mr. Pyle is a member of the ICD and received the ICD.D designation in 2017.

Carmele Peter, Q.C.


Ms. Peter, a lawyer, joined the management team of the Corporation in November, 2012 as Chief Administrative Officer. In July, 2014 she became the President of the Corporation. Prior to joining the Corporation, Ms. Peter practiced law for over 23 years at the law firm of Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP, where she specialized in transactional and tax work. Ms. Peter was appointed Q.C. in 2019. During her legal career she represented a number of clients and was involved in many significant transactions, including the sale of Craig Media Inc., the acquisition of Allstream Inc., the sale of MTS's yellow pages directory business, and the acquisition of the Winnipeg Jets.

Richard Wowryk

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Wowryk, a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator, joined the management team of the Corporation in April, 2012. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the Corporation, he was employed at KPMG LLP.

Adam Terwin

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Mr. Terwin, a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst, joined the management team of a predecessor to the Corporation in July, 2005. Mr. Terwin served as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation until July of 2014 when he became the Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Corporation. Prior to joining a predecessor to the Corporation, he was employed at Deloitte LLP. Mr. Terwin placed on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants National Honour Roll for excellence on the Uniform Evaluation. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, where he received the gold medal for the highest standing at the I.H. Asper School of Business, as well as the I.H. Asper School of Business program medals for accounting and finance. Mr. Terwin is responsible for leading the Corporation's acquisition focus, as well as strategic growth initiatives for the Corporation's existing entities.

Darwin Sparrow

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sparrow is the Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and is responsible for the operations of the Corporation. Mr. Sparrow joined a predecessor to the Corporation in March, 2008 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Manufacturing. He was appointed to his current position in 2011 which encompasses both manufacturing & aviation. Mr. Sparrow spent 19 years in the manufacturing industry prior to joining a predecessor to the Corporation and has a proven track record of managing companies to reach their full potential. Mr. Sparrow has extensive experience in managing multi plants with cross border operations.

Steven Stennett

Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Stennett joined the Corporation as Chief Legal Officer in April, 2017. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Stennett was in private practice for over 19 years, including for approximately 15 years at Jones Day with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Stennett's practice included representing both Canadian and U.S. based clients with international operations in various industries, including aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services.

Curtis Anderson

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Anderson, a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba, joined the management team in June of 2016. Along with his C.E.T. designation and over 25 years of technical experience, he holds diplomas in Information Security Management from the University of Winnipeg and Advanced Systems Integration (honors) from Red River Polytechnic. He also holds many technical certifications in Information Security, Networking, Infrastructure, and Project Management. In addition to years of I.T. leadership, consulting, sales, and digital transformation experience, he is currently a 2023 candidate to graduate with an eMBA degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

David White

Executive Vice-President, Aviation

Mr. White is the Executive Vice-President, Aviation and is responsible for safety and operations within the Corporation's Aviation segment. Mr. White was hired in July 2016 as Vice-President, Aviation, Safety and Integration and transitioned into his current role in the first quarter of 2018. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. White had over 30 years in the aviation industry, with the last 15 years with Transport Canada. While at Transport Canada Mr. White held various senior executive positions with regional and national responsibilities including Associate Director of Operations, Acting Director of Standards, Acting Regional Director Civil Aviation in addition to various safety management and operational roles. He has significant experience with northern and remote operations. Mr. White has a Masters of Arts in Leadership, Certifications in Aviation, Safety Management, Quality Systems and has held an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's license for over 25 years. He has focused on safe and effective operations throughout his multifaceted career as an aviation professional.

Dianne Spencer

Corporate Secretary &

Manager, Compliance

Ms. Spencer joined the management team of a predecessor to the Corporation in August, 2005 as the Manager, Compliance. Ms. Spencer is largely responsible for monitoring the Canadian ownership of the Common Shares and ensuring that all filing requirements are met in relation to the Common Shares, any securities matters and all corporate filings for the Corporation and its Subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Corporation, she was employed at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP as a legal assistant specializing in corporate, commercial and securities law. Ms. Spencer became the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation on July 28, 2009. Previously, Ms. Spencer was the Corporate Secretary of a predecessor to the Corporation.

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