ctr Inc.

ctr Inc.

June 02, 2006 06:00 ET


Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO,MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - June 2, 2006) - TRAILBLAZER LEADERSHIP SERIES TO FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

"Driving sustainable growth is more about building and strengthening an organization's capacity to adapt to rapidly accelerating environmental change as it is about generating this quarter's results."

Rocco Rossi, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Two chief executive officers with notable track records in driving breakthrough growth will be keynote speakers at the next session of the Trailblazer Leadership Series on June 15th. Jos J. Wintermans, CEO of Cygnal Technologies Corp., and Rocco Rossi, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, will make feature presentations drawing on their experiences leading companies through rapid changes and transformations.

Mr. Wintermans has been streamlining and restructuring businesses since the 1980s, when he began introducing new concepts at Canadian Tire. A decade later, he restructured Rogers CableSystems Ltd., and then moved on to spearhead the turnaround of construction equipment manufacturer Skyjack Inc. He played a similar role in restructuring the building materials distribution business of the Sodisco-Howden Group before moving to his present position in 2005.

Mr. Rossi has held several key posts in industries facing rapid evolution and technological change. At the Toronto Star, he served as Vice-President, Strategic Planning and New Media, and at Labatt/Interbrew, he faced similar challenges as Vice-President, Interactive Media. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of MGI Software before moving to his present position in 2004.

The Trailblazer Series brings together select groups of executives to accelerate learning exchanges that focus on critical aspects of leadership, growth and innovation - geared to the new realities of today's business leaders and the rapidly changing market.
/For further information: Secondary Contact

Karena Phidd
Vice President
(416)693-5353 ex2

Contact Information

  • Yasmin Glanville, President, ctr Inc.
    Primary Phone: 416-693-5353 ext. 1
    E-mail: yasmin@ctr.ca