A chartered accountant, Mr. York began his professional career with Ward Mallette, Chartered Accountants, before joining Giant Tiger Stores, a regional retail chain that grew under his leadership into a national, billion-dollar company. During his 20-years with Giant Tiger, he served as President and CEO of the company for 10 years.
Mr. York is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and has been involved in that executive network since 2002. As co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Focus Graphite, Mr. York is an active director in terms of shaping the company’s business growth and development. He graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in Economics and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989.
Robin Dow is currently CEO of Rosehearty Energy Inc., and Desirée Resources Inc. Mr. Dow started as a retail and institutional broker, a research analyst and a branch manager and Vice President of brokerage houses in Calgary, AB. In 1988, Mr. Dow began the Dow Group, leading to a successful string of public companies.
Since 2000, Mr. Martyniuk has been a Partner in Pioneer Family Pools and Pioneer Distribution, Ontario’s largest retailer of pools, hot tubs, swim spas, related chemicals and accessories as well as patio furniture. The company currently operates 20 retail outlets across southern Ontario. Pioneer Distribution is a wholesale distributor, supplying Pioneer Retail Stores as well as various independent pool and spa dealers. Pioneer Distribution operates three distribution centers located in Southern Ontario.
As a result of his partnership in Pioneer Family Pools, Mr. Martyniuk has expanded the distribution network through shared ownership with Club Piscine, located throughout the province of Quebec, Canada. Club Piscine operates 44 locations across the province of Quebec. Club Piscine is Quebec’s largest retailer of pool and spa supplies – the company constructs and sells inground and aboveground pools, hot tubs, related chemicals and accessories as well as patio furniture. Mr. Martyniuk earned a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.