Jos J. Wintermans

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Jos J. Wintermans
Former President & CEO
Sodisco-Howden Group

Jos J. Wintermans, 58, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sodisco-Howden Group, where he restructured the company to perform better and become the leading distributor of Hardlines and Building Materials for Independent Merchants across Canada. The Company was acquired by CanWel Building Supplies at the end of 2004.

Before joining the company, Mr. Wintermans served for a period of 2 years as President and CEO of Skyjack Inc. a leader in the industrial platform manufacturing industry. After a significant restructuring and re-financing the firm was sold to Linamar Industries. For a period of one year as President & CEO of Rogers CableSystems Ltd, Canada's largest Cable Company, he restructured the organization and performance to cut losses significantly and restore confidence with customers, personnel and investors.

From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Wintermans served first as President, CEO & member of the board of Canadian Tire Acceptance Ltd, responsible for an array of financial services and then as Senior Vice-President, Diversified Business, Canadian Tire Corporation, reporting to the President & CEO. He introduced Requisite Organization concepts to the company and produced a highly motivated and successful company.

Mr. Wintermans is an MBA graduate from Queen's University of Kingston (Ontario) and is a Master of Law graduate from Leyden University, Leyden, The Netherlands. He also received an Honorary fellowship from Ryerson University in 1993 for introducing innovative concepts in business.

Degrees and certifications

  • MBA - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Master of Law - Leyden University, Leyden, The Netherlands
  • Honorary fellowship - Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1993

Contact Info

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