MCI LEADERSHIP

 
Ian Smart,  Executive Vice President Business Transformation

Ian Smart, Executive Vice President Business Transformation


Ian joined New Flyer in 2011. He is responsible for the development and execution of operational strategy and performance of the Motor Coach business unit. He provides overall leadership and direction for the operations, and is responsible for the operational footprint of the Motor Coach business unit, which includes manufacturing, facilities and process engineering, product engineering, strategic sourcing and materials management, quality and continuous improvement and program management. Safety, quality, delivery, working capital management, cost performance and resource management are all also key areas of responsibility. Ian was the Senior Vice President for Airlines and Fleets at Standard Aero with responsibility for revenue of nearly $600M and over 900 people having customers and facilities all over the world. Prior to his most recent role, Ian held various executive level positions such as Vice President Corporate Strategy, Vice President Marketing & Business Development and Vice President of the StandardAero's largest Business Unit. Ian was also the project leader of the privatization and implementation of LEAN at a United States Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.
 
Paul Remillard, Vice President, Manufacturing and Facilities

Paul Remillard, Vice President, Manufacturing and Facilities


Paul Remillard joined MCI on January 14, 2019 as head of MCI’s manufacturing and engineering operations at Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Pembina, ND plants and related facilities. Paul comes to MCI after nearly 21 years in senior leadership roles with Price Industries Limited, where he most recently served as vice president of operations and senior vice president and general manager of global projects. Earlier in Paul’s career, he led the reorganization of Price from a traditional departmental structure to a lean, value-stream organization where value-add processes were aligned to focus on customers and their service needs. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a recipient of a Governor General’s Gold Medal for academic excellence.
 
 
Denis Sutton, Vice President, Human Resources

Denis Sutton, Vice President, Human Resources


Denis joined MCI in April 2014 as Vice President of MCI Human Resources. He brings a depth of experience supporting strategic planning, team development, leadership, rewards and compensation and recruitment. His responsibilities at MCI also include labor relations and he is the Chief Spokesperson for Collective Bargaining. Prior to MCI, Denis was Executive Vice President of Human Resources with IMRIS, makers of advanced inter operative surgical suites. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at MTS Allstream and held top HR positions at a number of leading companies in Manitoba. Early in his career, Denis was Director of Personnel and Industrial Relations at Bristol Aerospace Limited. He has served as board member of Maitland, Florida-based HRsoft, a talent management software provider; a management member of the Manitoba Labour Board; an executive member of Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club Board of Directors and also served as chair for the Conference Board of Canada's HR Council West on two separate occasions. Denis has an executive MBA from the Banff School of Advanced Management; a certificate in Human Resources; and completed Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and Administration at Red River College in Winnipeg.
 
Tim Nalepka, Vice President, General Council, and Secretary

Tim Nalepka, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary


Tim is responsible for the overall management of legal and risk management functions at MCI. He joined MCI as Senior Counsel in January 1997 and was promoted to his current position in November 1998. Prior to MCI, Tim was Senior Counsel for Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1989 to 1996, and a litigator in Chicago from 1983 to 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Illinois with honors, including Phi Beta Kappa in 1980 and his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, with honors, including Order of the Coif, in 1983. He served in the US Army from 1973 to 1976.
 
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