Gary’s business career began in the early ’60s, working in the Finance Department of Bank of Nova Scotia and Coca Cola. Following graduation with C.I.T.T. (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation), he was employed in supervisory and management positions with Lever Brothers Limited in Toronto and Electrohome Limited in Kitchener. Gary was employed with Electrohome in Kitchener as Manager of Human Resources and Chief Negotiator with several Union Contracts. He also held similar management positions with Philips Electronics in Toronto. With the Agnew Group, Gary was Vice President Corporate Public Affairs and Human Resources before accepting the position of Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Kitchener and Waterloo.
Gary retired from his business career in 1993 and studied to become an ordained minister with the Anglican Church at the Montreal Diocesan College and served as Pastor and Priest in the Diocese of Huron and the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He retired from active parish ministry in 2006 and continues to hold a General Permit from the Diocese of Huron. He serves as a member of Parish Council of his home parish.
During Gary’s business career, volunteering was an important community contribution:
Chamber of Commerce – Board member and President
KW Flying Club – Board Member and President
Family and Children’s Services – Board member
Trinity Anglican Church – Parish Council Member
Goderich Power Squadron – Member