Board of Directors

  • Matthew Campbell
    Matthew Campbell
    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Matthew C. Campbell currently serves as the Board Chair for the Corporation. Mr. Campbell is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, resigning from that role on February 2, 2015. Mr. Campbell has been a successful entrepreneur for approximately 40 years, owning and operating businesses in a variety of fields, including automobile dealerships, scrap metal sales and heavy equipment services such as trucking, contracting and rentals, sand and gravel hauling, asphalt paving and road salt operations. Mr. Campbell established Hammer Equipment Sales Limited in 1993 when he bought Case Construction equipment dealerships in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. At the time of the acquisition of Hammer Equipment Sales Limited by the Corporation, he had successfully expanded the Hammer Equipment Sales Limited's dealership operation to include six branches located across Alberta and over 230 employees. In addition to his involvement with numerous industry committees and associations, Mr. Campbell was elected President of the Saskatchewan Roadbuilders, 1987-88, Chairman of the Saskatchewan Construction Association 1990, and President of the Western Canada Roadbuilders 1990.

  • Derek Stimson
    Derek Stimson
    Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Derek I. Stimson is the Board Vice-Chair for the Corporation.  He was formerly the President of the Corporation, serving in that capacity from the Corporation's Initial Public Offering in December 2007 (the "IPO"), until stepping down from that role on February 2, 2015.  Prior to the IPO, Mr. Stimson had been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hi-Way Service Ltd. for 28 years.  Mr. Stimson had expanded Hi-Way Service Ltd.'s operations from the initial offices in Taber and Lethbridge, to include offices in Balzac, Bow Island, High River, Medicine Hat, and Picture Butte, Alberta.  In 1979, he purchased the Hi-Way Service Ltd. business from his father and was awarded CNH's Top North American Dealer Award in that same year.  Mr. Stimson has considerable experience in the independent equipment dealership industry having been involved in the agriculture equipment industry for over 45 years, being a dealer principal for over 28 years.

  • Garrett Ganden
    Garrett Ganden
    President & CEO of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.

    Garrett A.W. Ganden, C.A., was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation on February 2, 2015.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ganden had served as the Corporation's Chief Operating Officer since May 9, 2011, and, prior to that, had served as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation since its IPO. Mr. Ganden has a long history in the heavy equipment business, serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Hammer Equipment Sales Limited since October 23, 2007 and, prior thereto, was the Corporate Controller at Hammer Equipment Sales Limited for five years.  Mr. Ganden attended the University of Lethbridge and received his Bachelor of Management in 1997.  Prior to joining Hammer Equipment Sales Limited in 2002, he worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Chartered Accountants in Calgary, Alberta where in 2000 he earned his Chartered Accountant designation. Mr. Ganden has also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

  • Robert Mackay
    Robert Mackay
    Former President of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated

    Robert K. Mackay is an independent businessman.  He started his working career in the family highway construction business in Saskatchewan.  He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and shortly thereafter joined Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated ("RBA") in 1985.  During his 28-year tenure at RBA, he held numerous management positions all closely involved in RBA's global expansion into overseas markets throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  In 2005 he became President of RBA, a position he held until his retirement from RBA in the fall of 2013.

  • Scott Tannas
    Scott Tannas
    Founder, Vice Chairman and former CEO of Western Financial Group

    Scott A. Tannas is the Founder, Vice-Chairman and former CEO of Western Financial Group Inc., a diversified financial services organization headquartered in Alberta.  As the founder of Western Financial Group, he oversaw numerous acquisitions and significant expansion of the business across Canada, successfully consolidating it into a widely-recognized financial services business.  He also currently serves as a director of Western Life Assurance Company.  In 2013, Mr. Tannas was appointed to the Canadian Senate as one of Alberta's elected Senators.

  • William (Bill) DeJong
    William (Bill) DeJong
    Senior Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP

    William DeJong, Q.C., is a lawyer with over 25 years of practice experience in the areas of securities and corporate finance, as well as corporate and commercial matters.  Mr. DeJong is currently Senior Counsel with the international law firm of Dentons Canada LLP, and, until 2016, had been a Partner with said firm.  He has been a director, officer and in many instances founder of a number of public companies traded on various stock exchanges, including the American Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange.  Mr. DeJong graduated from the University of Calgary in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 1983.  He also received a Master of Business Administration, Finance Specialization (Summa Cum Laude) from the International University of Monaco in 2001, and received his designation as Queen’s Counsel in 2009. Mr. DeJong has also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

    Bill sits on the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.

  • Cameron Crawford
    Cameron Crawford
    Partner, The Catalyst Group

    Cameron W. Crawford, F.C.P.A., F.C.A., is a corporate finance specialist with over 30 years of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and strategic projects.  Mr. Crawford is a partner in The Catalyst Group, a professional services firm in Western Canada with an extensive base of agri-business clients.  Mr. Crawford has served on the Board of Directors of PFK International ("PFK"), a leading association of professional business advisory firms, and is a past Chairman of PFK’s affiliate, PFK North American Network.  Mr. Crawford graduated from the University of Calgary in 1976 with a Bachelor of Commerce, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1979.  In 1997 he received his designation as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and became a Chartered Business Valuator in 2001.

  • Robert Herdman, F.C.A.
    Robert Herdman, F.C.A.
    Independent consultant and businessperson

    Robert (“Bob”) Herdman, F.C.A., is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and was formerly a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Calgary, Alberta, where he gained extensive exposure to the regulatory, compliance, and transactional environment in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Herdman currently serves as a director of Chinook Energy Inc., Western Financial Group, Zag Bank, Blackline Safety Corp., and Black Diamond Group Ltd. Mr. Herdman graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education in 1974, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1978. In 2010, he received the designation of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.