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Wounded Warriors Canada and Vanguard supporting wounded heroes
Dec16

Wounded Warriors Canada and Vanguard supporting wounded heroes

Wounded Warriors Canada, a leading mental health service provider for ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families and Vanguard, a leading security and defence publication in Canada are working together to raise awareness, education, and funds to ensure those who serve our country at home and abroad receive the mental health support they deserve in their time...

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Game Changer: Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada
Dec11

Game Changer: Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada

Scott Maxwell’s personal connection with the defence industry goes back to the fateful day of June 11, 2007. It was on that day a high school friend of his, Trooper Darryl Caswell, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Scott Maxwell “I’ll never forget that day, and I struggled to comprehend how the war, which felt so distant...

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Bookcase: Decisive Intuition
Nov22

Bookcase: Decisive Intuition

Don’t ignore that gut feeling.             Too often we clutch at analysis and ignore our instinct – a clear, distinct message from the inside, bubbling up because of our previous knowledge and experience, perhaps because the seductive analysis is denying our intuitive, surprisingly solid logic. “It’s time for instinct to be respected as a deeper source of intelligence that...

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Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT
Oct08

Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT

Years ago, serving in the roles of a Marine Systems Engineering and Naval Architect with the Royal Canadian Navy, Darcy Byrtus was “fortunate” to work in the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project, the New Shipborne Aircraft Project, as well as, Ship Systems Manager in the Canadian Patrol Frigate project for the construction of the first 10 of the CPFs. After...

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Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma
Oct07

Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma

Fifty years ago, Ben Whitney’s father and grandfather started a small tool and die company named Armo-Tool with a focus on the automotive industry. The company grew at a steady pace and its building had to be expanded every five years. Growing up in such surroundings, Ben had the ambition to one day work in his family business. He...

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Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace
Oct04

Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace

James Kempston started his career in business development with an IT distribution business before moving into engineering within the military and defence sector. “I took on a Research and Development/Business Development role working for an international company managing their Canadian and North American market,” said Kempston. “The experience I have acquired from my commercial and technology background has provided...

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