The key to our leadership position in the North American market is our culture of excellence. We have a team of dedicated transportation and logistics experts, operators and executives with a strong work ethic. Everyone is equally committed to delivering world class service and growing our businesses in a cost-conscious manner.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alain Bedard, FCPA
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
A graduate in Accounting and Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Bédard began his career at KPMG in 1975. He rose to become a senior auditor within three years while obtaining his CA and CMA designations. Subsequently he served as a Controller in the forest products sector before joining Saputo in 1984 where he progressed through the ranks to become its Vice-President Finance. In 1996, he assumed management of a regional trucking firm which eventually became TFI International.
From the outset, Mr. Bédard introduced a bold strategic plan of expansion, based on specific criteria including profitability, market penetration and geographic expansion. He has built a strong management team and has empowered them to ensure the Corporate philosophy of decentralization.
Through a series of acquisitions and strategic investments across Canada and the U.S., Mr. Bédard has created a powerful, diversified trucking and logistics network. TFI International continually studies acquisition opportunities to further strengthen its network.
The creation of shareholder value is an on-going focus and is a key priority for Mr. Bédard.
Mr. Bédard’s community activities include participation in a range of humanitarian causes and support for foundations active in health and higher education. Mr. Bédard was awarded the title of Fellow by the Quebec FCPA Order in February 2011.
David Saperstein, MBA, BA
Chief Financial Officer
David Saperstein joined TFI International in 2016 as Vice-President, Mergers & Acquisitions, a role in which he focused on M&A activities throughout the North American transportation industry and led the TFI International team in assessing and coordinating potential opportunities. He was named Chief Financial Officer of TFI International in 2019. David has spent over 15 years in investment banking at several firms in the United States and Europe including Goldman Sachs. He holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University.
Vice-President, Real Estate
Norman Brazeau has been appointed Vice-President, Real Estate and is responsible for leading the operational and environmental team to maximize the utilization and integrity of the Real Estate portfolio. Previously, he has held the position of Director, Property Management at TFI overseeing the security and administration, as well as Vice-President and General Manager of TLS, a subsidiary of the organization.
Daniel Chevalier, CPA
Vice-President, Finance, Operational Reporting
Daniel Chevalier joined TFI International in 2001. He held various senior finance positions including that of Vice-President, Finance and Administration for Services Matrec, a TFI International subsidiary, and Director, Finance - Operational Support at TFI International, before being promoted to Vice-President, Finance, Operational Reporting in 2019. Daniel holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal and holds the CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order.
Patrick Croteau, CPA
Vice-President, Finance & Control
Patrick Croteau joined TFI International in 2015 as Assistant Controller. He was promoted to Vice-President, Finance and Control in 2019. His responsibilities include financial reporting, internal controls and overseeing the Company’s accounting operations. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University, and the CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order.
Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Johanne Dean joined TFI International in 1987 and assumed management roles in several departments of the Company. In 1999 she was appointed Vice-President, Sales for Kingsway Transport. Johanne has served as TFI International's VP Marketing & Communications since 2001. As such, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company’s corporate communications and brand image, including public relations, crisis management and corporate responsibility.
Sylvain Desaulniers, CIRC
Vice-President, Human Resources
Sylvain Desaulniers joined TFI International in 2000 as Director, Human Resources. In 2004, he was appointed Vice-President, Human Resources. He provides strategic leadership and coordinates all of the Company's human resources and labour functions. Sylvain holds a B.A in Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal.
Vice-President, Information Technology Security
Paul Freund joined TFI International in 2022. Paul leads the overall corporate security of the company ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. He manages the strategy and operations of the cyber controls, threat management, cybersecurity services, IT security and risk assessments, architecture, integrations, and incident response. Paul has spent over 27 years in IT and cybersecurity and has been a cybersecurity leader in the financial, retail, entertainment, supply chain, and logistics industries over the past 15 years. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the American InterContinental University.
Sylvain Lemay, CPA
Vice-President, Information Technology
Sylvain Lemay joined TFI International in 2016 as an IT Finance Solution Architect. He was promoted to Director IT ERP and Architecture in 2022. He managed the implementation and deployment of Information Technology initiatives to support TFI business operations before being appointed Vice-President IT in 2023. Sylvain holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Sherbrooke University and holds the CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order.
Josiane Langlois joined TFI International as a Legal Advisor in 2001. Appointed Corporate Secretary the same year and then Vice-President Legal Affairs in 2006, she oversees all legal aspects of TFI International and its subsidiaries, including: mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions, maintenance of corporate records, corporate governance, securities law and public disclosure compliance. Josiane holds a Masters in Notarial Law (LL.M.) from the Université de Montréal and is an active member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec since 1997.
Chantal Martel, LL.B.
Vice-President, Insurance & Compliance
Chantal Martel joined TFI International at the end of 2002 as an Attorney, Compliance, counselling TFI International and its subsidiaries to ensure their compliance to the transportation laws and regulations, as well as providing legal support. She was appointed Vice-President, Insurance and Compliance in 2007. In this capacity, she oversees the Insurance Programs for TFI International and manages the compliance function with respect to transportation laws and regulations. Chantal holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université de Montréal and has been an Attorney member of the Quebec Bar since 1991.
Suri Musiri, MBA, CIA
Vice-President, Internal Audit
Suri Musiri joined TFI International in 2022 as Vice-President, Internal Audit. He served previously as Chief Audit Executive at Echo Global Logistics where he oversaw financial, operational and technology audits as well as compliance efforts, and came to TFI with more than 18 years of experience including 10 years of consulting with leading national accounting firms. At TFI, Suri is responsible for all aspects of financial, operational, technology and compliance audits. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
Bill Preece has been appointed Vice-President, Environment and is responsible for the general environmental management of the organization including ensuring that the organization’s policies and regulations are compliant. Bill has held the position of Director of Business Development, Regulated Materials at Contrans Group, a TFI subsidiary, since 1990 and has cumulated over 35 years of experience in the environmental industry.
Martin Quesnel, CPA
Martin Quesnel joined TFI International in 1999 as a consultant. He then assumed management roles in several departments of the Company and was named Vice-President Finance in 2009. His responsibilities encompass overseeing the Company's treasury function, corporate and equipment financing, corporate procurement and asset disposal of the fleet. Martin holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) and the CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order.
Ken Tourangeau, CPA
Ken Tourangeau joined TFI International in 2004 as Assistant Controller. He was promoted to Vice-President, Administration in 2009 and had responsibility for financial reporting, internal controls and overseeing TFI’s accounting and tax operations. In 2018, Ken assumed responsibility for TFI’s van and flatbed divisions in Quebec and certain operations in Ontario, and in 2020, as Vice-President, Tax, he turned his full attention to leading TFI’s expanding tax compliance and reporting efforts. Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal), and the CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order.
Kal Atwal, CPA, CMA
Kal Atwal joined TFI International in 2016 as Vice-President of Finance for Final Mile Canada, and was named Vice-President and General Manager of TForce Final Mile Canada in 2017. He became President of TForce Final Mile Canada in 2018, overseeing all aspects of the division’s Canadian same-day operations, and in 2019 was named Executive Vice-President, responsible for Final Mile in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining TFI, in addition to holding leadership roles at Progressive Waste Solutions and Day & Ross Transportation, a division of McCain Foods, he spent more than a decade at GE Capital. Kal is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from the University of Greenwich in London, England.
Steven A. Brookshaw, CPA, CMA
Senior Executive Vice-President
Steven Brookshaw joined TFI International in 2014 through the acquisition of Contrans, a specialized truckload and logistics company. Steven was appointed Vice-President of Contrans Flatbed Operation in 2007 and Vice-President of Contrans in 2017. He was named Executive Vice-President of TFI International in January 2018 and then was promoted to Senior Executive Vice-President in 2023. He primarily oversees TFI International’s Contrans truckload and specialized truckload operations. Steven graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1987 with a BBA and received his CPA and CMA in 1990.
Kristen Fess joined TFI International in 2014 as General Manager through the acquisition of Contrans Flatbed Group, where she had held various management positions since 1999. In 2017, she was promoted to Vice-President and was named Senior Vice-President in 2022. Kristen was appointed Executive Vice-President of TFI International in January 2023 overseeing all the North American flatbed operations as well as the operations of Laidlaw Van Group.
Rick Hashie joined TFI International in 2012 as President of TForce Integrated Solutions (previously ATS Retail Solutions), McArthur Express and Concord. Promoted to TFI International Executive Vice-President in early 2017, Rick oversees several business units primarily in the LTL and Logistics divisions both in Canada and the United States. Rick is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Paul Hoelting joined TFI International through the acquisition of UPS Freight. As President of TForce Freight, Paul oversees all of its LTL operations. He has held a wide range of senior leadership roles in Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Finance, while at Union Pacific, Overnite Transportation, and UPS Freight. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska, and a Master’s Degree from William & Mary.
Bob McGonigal joined TFI International in 2004 as Manager of Training for Canadian Freightways. He then assumed senior leadership roles as Vice-President/General Manager for various business units, and was promoted to President of TF Energy Solutions in 2015 and later to Executive Vice-President of TFI International, with responsibility for all energy sector business units as well as several LTL business units. In his current role as Executive Vice-President of TFI International, Bob oversees several next day package and courier divisions within Canada.
Junior Roy joined TFI International in 1998 with the acquisition of Lebon Transport. He was appointed President of Kingsway Bulk in 2001 and later promoted to President of the JCG Group in 2020. He was named Executive Vice-President of TFI International in 2021 and primarily oversees specialized truckload and logistics operations. His responsibilities also include overseeing certain TFI operations in the province of Quebec including Normandin.
Chris Traikos joined TFI International in 2017 as President of Vitran. Previously he had held numerous executive leadership positions across the pharmaceutical, office supply and security industries, among others. In 2022, Chris was named Executive Vice-President, with current responsibilities including the Canadian and U.S. Energy sector business units, as well as several LTL business units including Clarke Transport, National Fast Freight and Vitran. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from York University.
President - TA Dedicated
Eric Anson joined TFI International in 2017 as Vice-President, Operations of Transport America. Before joining TFI, he served in senior operations and management positions within Knight Transportation, Marten Transport and Interstate Distributors. Eric was promoted to President of Transport America in 2020, in 2022 was named Senior Vice-President of Operations of CFI Dedicated and that same year was appointed President of TA Dedicated. Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Oregon State University.
Ray Fillion joined TFI International in 2014 through the acquisition of Contrans and was named Vice-President, Bulk Division in 2019. During his time as a strategic planner for Laidlaw Carriers Bulk, he was named General Manager of the waste transportation division in 2015 to oversee and align its long-term vision. Earlier, Ray assumed several roles in operations, terminal start-ups, and as director of business development for Laidlaw Carriers Bulk.
President - TForce Integrated Solutions and TForce Logistics Canada
Larry Fuaco joined TFI International in 2004 as VP Operations with Trans4 Logistics, and previously had spent 10 years with TNT Logistics in various transportation leadership roles. In 2010 Larry assumed the role of Vice-President Operations for Canpar Express, transitioning to the newly acquired Loomis Express as Vice-President Operations in 2012, and in 2014 he became the Vice-President Operations for both Canpar Express and Loomis Express. In 2020, Larry was appointed President of TForce Integrated Solutions and in 2022 he took on the additional role of President of TForce Logistics Canada and AC Logistics Canada. Larry holds an Honors in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Vice-President, Business Development - TFI International
David Gatti joined TFI International in 2016 as Director, Business Development for Contrans. In 2019, he was promoted to Vice-President, Business Development for TFI International. His responsibilities include overseeing business development across several of TFI International’s specialized tank companies. Prior to joining TFI, David held senior leadership positions in the tank truck industry, third-party logistics and bulk transloading. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from York University and attended the Executive Leadership Program at Queens University.
President – TForce Worldwide
Tom Griffin joined TFI International in 2020 as President of TForce Worldwide. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the logistics and LTL industries, and before joining TFI spent 14 years focused on 3PL at DLS Worldwide. Previously, he held management positions with ArcBest (previously ABF Freight Systems), Pegasus Logistics, FedEx Custom Critical, and P&O Nedlloyd Logistics. Tom graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Psychology.
President - TST-CF Express and TST Expedited
Wayne Gruszka joined TFI International in 2000 through the acquisition of TST Solutions L.P. Since then he has held various roles overseeing sales, marketing, customer service and claims. In 2016, Wayne was named President of TST Overland Express (now TST-CF Express) and in 2017 became President of TST Solutions L.P.
President – TForce Freight Canada
Mike Hover joined TFI International in 2013 as Vice-President, Operations for TForce Integrated Solutions, and previously had spent 18 years with FedEx Ground in numerous management positions. Since joining TFI, Mike has since assumed additional roles including President of TForce Integrated Solutions and President of TForce Freight Canada in 2020, along with responsibilities within TFI’s Less-Than-Truckload operations.
President – TForce Logistics US
Dan Leslie joined TFI International in 2016 as Regional Vice President for TForce Logistics Canada and was recently named President of TForce Logistics US in 2023. In 2022, Dan was promoted to Senior Vice President of US Operations which followed his role as Vice President and General Manager of TForce Logistics Canada and AC Logistics Canada, in 2020. In 2018, he held the position of Vice President Operations for TForce Logistics Canada and AC Logistics Canada, following his assumption of responsibility for the Eastern and Western Canadian territory in 2017 as Vice President of Operations. Dan graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
President - Loomis Express and Canpar Express
James McKay joined TFI International in 2017 as President of Loomis Express and was promoted to President of Canpar Express in 2021. Previously, he was President of The Avleca Group and held supply chain leadership roles with both Walmart and Praxair. James holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario and an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
President - TF Energy Solutions group of companies
Justin Paul joined TFI International in 2008 as a Logistics Manager at TF Truckload & Logistics. In 2012 he assumed the role of Operations Manager and then Director of Operations, overseeing five divisions of TF Energy Solutions, and in 2015 became General Manager of these divisions. Justin currently serves as President of the TF Energy Solutions group of companies.
Vice-President - Contrans Tank Group
Daniel Roberts joined TFI International in 2014 through the acquisition of Contrans. He was promoted to Vice-President of Contrans in 2018 and is responsible for tank operations. Daniel has been part of the Contrans group of companies since 1996 and has served as General Manager of various companies in the tanker market. Daniel received his BBA in 1992 and his MBA in 1996 from the University of New Brunswick.
President - ICS Courier
Laurie Stoneburgh joined TFI International in 2007 as the Vice-President Sales & Customer Service of Canpar Express. In 2018, she also assumed the additional responsibility for Sales and Customer Service at ICS Courier. In mid-2021, she was promoted to President of ICS Courier. Prior to joining TFI, she held roles as the Director of Revenue Management and Manager for National Accounts at Purolator Courier. Laurie is a graduate of York University.
Vice-President and General Manager - Clarke Transport
Kevin Tait joined TFI International in 2019 as Vice-President and General Manager of Clarke Transport and Clarke North America, overseeing all operations. Before joining TFI, Kevin served in several senior leadership positions within the transportation industry during his 25-year career. Kevin holds an Honours B.B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.
President - Vitran
Sean joined TFI International in 2023 as the President of Vitran. With 26 years of experience in transportation, he began his career in the railroad industry with Canadian Pacific, and later held leadership positions with UPS. In 2009, Sean joined SCI Logistics and then was part of two startups and most recently led the Operations for Brink’s Canada. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Economics and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Vice-President - Laidlaw Carriers Bulk
Brad Williamson joined TFI International in 2014 through the acquisition of Contrans. He was named the Operations Manager of Contrans Flatbed until 2018 when he assumed the role of General Manager for Laidlaw Carriers Van. In January 2021, he was appointed Vice-President and General Manager of Laidlaw Carriers Van overseeing the truckload operations. Brad has 25 years of experience in the transportation industry. His expertise focuses on the specialized and truckload business.
Ping Yan, MBA
Senior Vice-President, Operations - TFI International
Ping Yan joined TFI International in 2007 as Vice-President of Operations through the acquisition of ICS Courier, where he held a leadership role since 1999. In 2013 he was named Senior Vice-President for ICS, Canpar and Loomis, overseeing all aspects of operations and integration within the package and courier divisions. In 2022, Ping was appointed Senior Vice-President, Operations, of TForce Freight Canada. In his current role, Ping leads operational and strategic planning and performance measurement ensuring company’s and departmental goals and objectives are achieved. He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University of China.
Alain Bédard, FCPA
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Alain Bédard is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. He has been Director of the Company since 1993. Mr. Bédard has created a powerful, diversified transportation and logistics network through a series of acquisitions and strategic investments across Canada and the U.S. He was awarded the title of Fellow by the Quebec CPA Order in February 2011.
Corporate Director and Lead Director
André Bérard has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2003. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He serves on the Boards of Directors of BMTC Group Inc., Saradar Group (Lebanon) and ABA Bank.
Independent Advisor and Corporate Director
Leslie Abi-Karam has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2018. She is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Previously, she was EVP and President of Pitney Bowes. She served on the Boards of Pentair, Inc. and Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She is an active member of Women Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
William T. England
Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
William T. England has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2020. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee. A retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he has 40 years of experience serving large, multinational consumer products companies, both domestic and foreign based, as well as significant SEC experience advising on acquisitions and divestitures. At PwC, he served as Vice Chairman - Client Service, and as US Markets Leader for Assurance as well as SEC Review Partner. Mr. England has served on the boards for the Illinois State University Foundation and the Illinois Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Diane Giard has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2018. She is a member of the Audit Committee.
She was the former Executive Vice-President of the National Bank of Canada and Senior Vice-President of Scotia Bank. She serves on the Board of Bombardier Inc. She was ranked among the Top 25 in Quebec’s financial industry seven times, and was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2014 and 2015.
Debra Kelly-Ennis has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2017. She is a member on the Audit Committee. She was former President and CEO of Diageo Canada. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Carnival Corporation & PLC and Altria Group, Inc. She held executive positions with General Motors Corporation, Gerber Foods Company, RJR/Nabisco, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company Foods Division. She was named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Neil Donald Manning
Neil Donald Manning has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2013. He is chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He is also Chairman of Coleridge Holdings Ltd.
John Pratt has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2022. As retired chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Industrials Investment Banking Group and head of Bank of America’s Investment Banking office in Chicago, he has more than 30 years of investment banking experience including extensive M&A transactions. Mr. Pratt serves on the Boards of Directors of SEA Electric, American Corporate Partners and Western Golf Association – Evans Scholars Foundation. He is a Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has previously served on the boards of World Business Chicago and the Ravinia Festival.
Joey Saputo has been an Independent Director of the Company since 1996. He is the chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
Rosemary Turner has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2020. She is a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She spent 40 years at UPS, most recently serving as president of Northern California operations, and has also served on the boards of more than 20 companies and organizations, including the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Philadelphia. Ms. Turner has received numerous recognitions and awards, including the Northern California Most Powerful & Influential Women award, the Americanism Award from the Anti-Defamation League, and the Community Leadership award from the Salvation Army of Philadelphia.