Terry L. Fretz – Administrator 2
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
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
With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University, Pierre has over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer product industries during which he has held various executive positions in marketing, sales and General Management.
Since December 2014, Pierre has been President of his own consulting firm TriumPharma Inc., which works with local and non-domestic clients to acquire and market pharmaceutical products in the Canadian marketplace. Previously, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmetics, a company specializing in the development and sale of pharmaceutical and natural health products.
Before, Mr. Montanaro held various senior management positions for Pharmascience (2003-2011), Pharmacia (2001-2003), Marion Merrell Dow/Hoechst Marion Roussel/Aventis (1994-2001) and Burroughs Wellcome (1988-1994). During his long career in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Montanaro has always been recognized as a goal driven leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of urgency. His skills and multiple accomplishments earned him an induction into the Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing Hall of Fame in 2006.
On a personal level, Mr. Montanaro served for more than a decade on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Non-Prescription Drug Industry Association. In addition, he also sat on the board of directors of Collège Gérald Godin for more than three years.
Pierre Montanaro has been married to Danièle Lapierre for 45 years and is the father of two daughters, Sarah and Vanessa.
1) Audit Committee member
2) Member of Human Resources Committee