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David Poirier

CEO

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering), University of Toronto
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng)
  • Professional Logistician (P.Log)

Honours & Awards

  • “Medallion Award” for Exceptional Achievement – Institute of Industrial Engineers 
  • “Arbor Award” For Outstanding Contributions – University of Toronto 
  • 25 year Mid-Career Achievement Award  – University of Toronto
  • Retailer Top 10 CIOs Award – Retail Tech Magazine
  • Outstanding Management Award – Institute of Industrial Engineers 
  • Outstanding Early Career in Industry/Business – Institute of Industrial Engineers

Service

  • Chair, Advisory Board, University of Toronto (2016-Present)
  • Chair, Executive Committee, Camp 1 (2017 – present)
  • Chair, Council on Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE (2017-Present)
  • Member, Board of Electors, UofT
  • Chartered Business Strategy Facilitator, Canadian Business Strategy Association (2013-Present)
  • Chairman, Industry Advisory Board, University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2010-Present)
  • Camp 1 Warden (1995-present)

Summary

As the founder and CEO of TPG, David is a dynamic and visionary leader who brings considerable experience developed from senior executive roles in the retail, general merchandise, food distribution, health and life sciences and manufacturing industry sectors. He is a Senior Executive and Accomplished Leader who creates and executes operational strategies, business transformation and process improvements that positively impact the organization. He brings a unique set of tools, methodologies and techniques aimed at improving operations in US, Canadian, and international businesses. He has an ability to create and translate strategic roadmaps into actionable goals that influence organizations. David thrives at running multiple global divisions in complex and ever-changing business environments, and effecting positive cultural shifts that impact bottom line performance.


The Poirier Group was a natural progression for David, who has become adept at understanding complexity in an ever changing landscape. David claims the secret to his success comes from ensuring balance between improving business processes and building human alignment. His talent for managing multiple client engagements, while overseeing significant transformation projects, ensures that every client will receive his personal attention to ensure that The Poirier Group brand and reputation remains exceptional.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operational Strategy Execution
  • Transformative Change Initiatives
  • Business Transformation and Performance Improvement
  • Enterprise Growth Execution
  • Executive Team Alignment
  • Cross Functional and Dynamic Team Leadership
  • Organizational Effectiveness

Interests

David is an avid downhill skier, and a motorcycle enthusiast, with a passion for music, travelling and seeking adventure wherever he goes.  Weekends are spent at his country retreat, where he enjoys fine wine and cooking for his family and friends.

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