Deep Domain Expertise
John D. Redfern
Since joining the then Canada Cement Company as a technical sales engineer in 1958, John Redfern has held positions of increasing responsibility and played a key role in making Lafarge the largest diversified construction materials company in North America and a global leader in the cement industry.
Mr. Redfern has also played an important role in Lafarge's commitment to supporting the environment as well as community endeavors throughout the country. He has been actively involved with organizations such as the Natural Resources Canada and the Queen’s University Centre for Water and the Environment (CWE).
Mr. Redfern has held of variety of senior executive positions within Lafarge, including: Member of Special Committee of Lafarge NA directors to review the proposed tender offer announced by Lafarge SA (February 2006); Vice Chairman of the Board of the Lafarge NA; Chairman of the Board of the Lafarge NA; Director of Lafarge NA; President and CEO of the Lafarge NA; Chairman of the Board of Lafarge Canada; CEO of Lafarge Canada; and President of Lafarge Canada from 1983—1985.
Mr. Redfern is a member of various organizations, including: The Order of Canada; CIPEC Executive Board Member, Natural Resources Canada; Board of Directors, Queen’s University Centre for Water and the Environment (CWE); Board of Governors, Carleton University.
David B. Sinclair
David is the Founder and President of IM2 Merchandising & Manufacturing, Inc. and the original designer of The Lifespan System. David has spent the last 7 years securing CWR’s municipal products domain expertise, product patents and rights to proprietary construction materials. Previous work experience includes Lafarge, Lehman Brothers, and Private Venture Capital. Awarded multiple patents for civil infrastructure and developed $100 million plus civil infrastructure project for City of Chicago.
David is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal.
Director, Concrete Solutions
V.H. (Vic) Perry, is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and Engineers Canada. Since 1997, Mr. Perry has been involved in the development of Ductal®, initially as Director Marketing – Ductal® for the Lafarge Group located in Paris, France and more recently as Vice-President and General Manager Ductal® Lafarge North America, located in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Mr. Perry was elected President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) at its 2010 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, MB, on June 11, 2010.
Mr. Perry received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Distinction in 1978 and his Master of Applied Science in Structural Engineering in 1984 from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Mr. Perry also completed Executive Management Programs and Graduate Studies at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Toronto and Duke University.
Over the past 30 years Mr. Perry has gained experience in industry, business, consulting engineering and trade association affairs through various positions in George Brandy's & Associates, the Portland Cement Association, Vaughan Engineering and Lafarge throughout Canada, the USA and Europe.
Paul K. Keblish
Paul has over 20 years of financial services experience in investment banking, consulting and securities operations. Through approximately 15 years in investment banking, Paul completed over 50 equity, debt and M&A transactions across a variety of industries for a combined value of more than $15 billion. He has also participated in several venture investments and industrial buyouts as both principal and advisor, including C/G Electrodes LLC and Seadrift Coke LP. He has been a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Bear Stearns and Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.
Paul has a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA (with Distinction) in Finance and International Business from NYU.