Terry L. Fretz – Administrator 1
Terry L. Fretz is a seasoned executive whose career has been primarily focused in the Canadian pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Participation in international initiatives including Europe, Asia, and South American markets provide a global perspective to his approach in driving growth and seizing opportunities. During its formative period, Terry provided leadership in several key executive roles at Wayland Group (Maricann), an emerging Canadian licensed producer of cannabis. Prior to establishing his consulting firm LongGrass, Terry served as President and General Manager of Watson Pharmaceuticals – Canada. Since the mid-nineties, Terry participated at the executive level in establishing two privately held generic pharmaceutical companies. Under his leadership, both organizations were recognized as the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Canada, and both companies were subsequently acquired by publicly traded multinationals. Terry is recognized as a “builder” and a “fixer”. He gravitates to situations requiring objective input, resulting in substantive change or growth and yielding more positive results. These skills have been demonstrated repeatedly in various business initiatives, as well as in Terry’s contribution to various boards and non-profit organizations.
Martin Moreau, M. Sc. Fin., CFA 1
Mr. Moreau is a renowned leader in the field of entrepreneurship, business management and finance. He holds a Master Degree in Finance from University of Sherbrooke, as well as the CFA professional certification. Mr. Moreau started his career with CDP Capital Technologies, a venture capital firm, where he acted as Investment Analyst in the industrial and biotechnology sectors. From 2003 to 2010, he is appointed Director of Finance at Life Corp, an antimicrobial technology and infection prevention company. He is part of the team who has raised more than $80 million in new fundings, in addition of proceeding to the financial analyses of several projects, as the opening of a production facility in Asia. He subsequently (co)founded 3 seniors’ residences, these housing projects totalling more than $150 million. He also acquired Marchand Entrepreneur Électricien in 2012, and successfully developed the company to the point of making it a recognized industry leader, by means of 7 acquisitions and mergers of his competitors. In 2021, he acquired Fixations Shur-Fast, a leading North American manufacturer of precision nails and staples, in business for over 50 years. Mr. Moreau serves on various boards of directors, business development groups and investment committees.
Erick Shields, B.A.A, M.B.A
Holding a BAA in marketing and an Executive Masters, Mr. Erick Shields has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industry in the Canadian market.
He has held various key positions in sales, marketing, market access and in charge of developing and implementing Canadian commercial operations. He has worked in the health system in community and hospital level, worked with patient associations / healthcare professionals as well as governments to facilitate access to products for patients. He has worked in large companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Schering Plough (now Merck), Teva Innovation Canada, Roche in various therapeutic fields as well as with biotechnology and nutraceutical companies. This led him to occupy the position of General Manager for Nutricia Canada resulting in a change of business model, resulting in the biggest sales growth in its history. These skills have been demonstrated time and time again in various initiatives.
He is recognized as an inspiring, honest, committed, dedicated leader keeping a great interest in collaborative work with a common goal which is the success of business operations.
Pierre J. Montanaro
1) Audit Committee member
2) Member of Human Resources Committee