Ed’s career includes positions as a Vice President with SNC Lavalin, a Global Engineering Services provider and a CEO of a high-tech manufacturing company and Tier 1 supplier to leading OEM’s such as HP, Cisco, Motorola, Qualcomm, Nokia, and CM’s in the EMS sector. Prior to that, Ed spent most of his career with Canadian Pacific Limited (CPL), where he created and led the Management Services (MS) group, one of the largest and most successful corporate internal operations and business consulting groups in North America. In this role he managed and directed teams completing many hundreds of large-scale operations cost reduction performance and profitability and service operations improvement projects, across all operational, functional and business areas, and multiple Industry verticals. In this role Ed was responsible for initiating some of Canada’s largest operations restructuring projects. Ed has also worked as an independent consultant in the broader public sector, a Business Analyst in Manufacturing & Marketing Operations for Black and Decker, and an Electronic Engineer for Philips Electronics, both in the UK.
Ed is also a Sessional Instructor in Operations Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University, where he teaches MBA, IMBA, Masters of Management and Masters in Supply Chain Management programs in Operations Management, Information Systems, the Management of Technological Innovation and Supply Chain Management. He has also taught MBA programs in Operations Management & Operations Strategy at the Rotman School of Management. Ed co-developed and is teaching the U of T’s Certificate in Business Process Management, and developed and is also teaching the Course in Tools & Techniques of Business Process Management, and the course in “Organizational Aspects” of Business Process Change at the School for Continuing Studies U of T. He authored the course text, BPM – A Performance Perspective. When not doing all of the above, he also runs his own online business as an Industrial & Commercial Energy Broker.
Ed holds an MBA from the University of Manchester Business School and an Honors Degree in Applied Physics from the University of Bradford, both in the UK. He now lives in Collingwood, is a keen fisherman, cyclist, kayaker, and cross country skier.