Ian Smart,  President, Motor Coach Business

Ian Smart, President, Motor Coach Business

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.
Patrick Scully, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Patrick Scully, MCI Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Patrick is responsible for all customer-facing and revenue generating operations at MCI, including the development and execution of strategic sales plans, long-term product planning, and fast-response technical and service support systems. Scully's career in the bus business began at Ontario Bus Industries in 1988 where he rose to the position of General Sales Manager in 1993. He joined Detroit Diesel Corporation the following year and was named Vice President of Worldwide Bus and Coach Sales in 1995. When Detroit Diesel was sold to Daimler in 2001, Patrick transferred to Daimler's Setra motor coach division as its President. In 2004, he helped launch Daimler Buses North America as its Chief Commercial Officer responsible for sales, service and parts operations for the Setra, Orion and Sprinter Shuttle Bus brands. Scully assisted with the strategic sale of the Setra distribution rights to MCI in 2012 and was subsequently appointed as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing responsible for both MCI's new and pre-owned coach sales, adding Field Service and Service Center operations in 2019. In 2017, he was named Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University in Montreal.
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.
John Paul (JP) Pelletier, Vice President, Engineering


JP leads all engineering design activities including product development, sustaining engineering, customer orders, customer service engineering and project management, and also has responsibility for Quality and Warranty. With over 20 years of design and operations experience, JP first joined MCI as an Engineer-In-Training in 1998, and moved into several other positions in MCI's engineering organization, including Manager of Mechanical Engineering. In 2008, he joined Suncor Energy as a Project Manager and after 3 years, returned to MCI's operations team in 2011 as Director of Quality. He became Director of Engineering in 2014, Vice President of Engineering in January 2017, and named to his current position in January 2019. JP holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and has been a registered professional engineer since 2004.
Pablo Batista, Vice President, Procurement


Pablo leads the team responsible for implementing global sourcing strategies that support MCI's goals and annual operating plans. With an emphasis on building a reliable supply chain and strong supplier relationships, Pablo and his team help drive continuous improvement with processes and systems that enhance MCI's competitive advantages and reliability of its products. Pablo was formerly MCI's Director of Sourcing from 2015 until May 2017, when he was named to his current position. He also held prior positions at MCI from 1996 through 2002, including Executive Director of Plant Operations. Apart from MCI, Pablo worked for other Winnipeg-based manufacturers, including New Flyer Industries (now MCI's parent company), as Senior Program Manager from 2004 through 2007; IMRIS, a medical device company, as Executive Vice President of Operations from 2007 through 2013; and Westeel, an industrial storage system manufacturer, as Vice President of Operations and Engineering from 2013 through 2015. Pablo began his career with Ford Motor Company in Mexico City, Mexico, also working for other automotive OEM suppliers including as an Engineering Manager for Dina Autobuses in Sahagun, Hidalgo, Mexico, from 1994 through 1996. Pablo holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from La Salle University, Mexico City.
Sandra Morison, Vice President of Finance, CPA, CMA

Sandra Morison, Vice President of Finance, CPA, CMA

Sandra, a Certified Public Accountant, was named MCI's Vice President of Finance in 2017. In this role, she oversees all financial functions and analysis for MCI including providing financial guidance in support of the company's strategic goals. Sandra first joined the finance division in 1990. Over the course of her career, Sandra served as Chief Financial Officer for MCI's Canadian and Pembina North Dakota operations from 2004 to 2011 and as MCI's Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2016. Sandra was also Assistant Controller for CanWest Business Services, a division of CanWest Global Communications Corporation from 2002 to 2003. She obtained her CPA (CMA) designation in 1999.
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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