Board of Directors

James R. Crane

James R. Crane

Mr. Crane is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Crane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety from Central Missouri State University in 1976. In 1984, Mr. Crane founded Eagle USA Airfreight (EGL, Inc.), a freight forwarding company, and sold it in 2007. In 2008, Mr. Crane formed Crane Worldwide Logistics (CWL), a global provider of customized transportation and logistics services. Mr Crane is also the controlling investor in the Houston Astros baseball team. On April 1, 2010, Mr. Crane became the owner of the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Florida.


Dr. Ajay Virmani

Dr. Ajay Virmani

Mr. Virmani has over 42 years' experience in the transportation industry. Mr. Virmani served as Senior Vice President of Cottrell Transport Inc. ("Cottrell") from 1977 to 1990 when he left Cottrell to form Commercial Transport International (Canada) Ltd. ("CTI"). In 1992, CTI acquired Fastair Cargo Systems Ltd. ("Fastair") Mr. Virmani was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 2000. CTI/Fastair acquired Cottrell in 1995 and the air cargo division of TNT Worldwide in 1996. By 1999, CTI and Fastair had grown to one of the largest freight forwarders in Canada, with both companies employing over 400 team members, combined revenues of approximately $100 million. CTI/Fastair were acquired in January of 2000 by Eagle Global Logistics where Mr. Virmani continued to serve as President from 2000 to 2001. In August 2001, Mr. Virmani, formed Canada 3000 Cargo Inc, a joint venture with Canada 3000 Airlines . In 2002, Mr. Virmani acquired 100% Canada 3000 Cargo Inc. and rebranded the new company as Cargojet Canada Ltd. In 2005, Cargojet was converted to a public company. Mr. Virmani has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cargojet since its inception, and has been responsible for the general business direction of the Company. Mr. Virmani earned a Masters of Business Administration from City University of New York in 1985 and was honoured with a Doctor of Laws degree by Assumption University Windsor Ontario.


Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson

Ms. Arlene Dickinson is the Founder and General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in the food and health space. She is also the CEO and sole owner of Venture Communciations Ltd. one of Canada’s largest independent full service marketing agencies. Ms. Dickinson serves as a Director of Anchor Capital Corporation and Australia Capital Inc. Ms. Dickinson is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary’s University, Concordia University as well as Degrees from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Olds College. She is the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


John P. Webster

John P. Webster

Mr. Webster has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Mortgage Corporation since 2006. Mr. Webster has also been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Trust Company since 1989. Maple Trust Company was acquired by Scotia in 2006. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and previously, the Chief Operating Officer, for regulated financial institutions for over twenty years. During such time Mr. Webster has participated in overseeing numerous internal and external audits as a member of senior management and as a board member. Mr. Webster’s current and previous directorships include Maple Trust Company, Scotia Mortgage Corporation, Filogix Inc. and Dundee Financial Corporation. Mr. Webster received an Honours BA from Wilfred Laurier University and an LL.B and B.C.L. from McGill University.


Paul V. Godfrey

Paul V. Godfrey

Mr. Godfrey currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Postmedia and the Chairman of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. First elected to public office in 1964, Mr. Godfrey served as Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Council from 1973 to 1984. In 1984 Mr. Godfrey joined the Toronto Sun as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sun Media Corporation from 1992 to 2000. Mr. Godfrey has also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Godfrey previously served as a director of Astral Media Inc., a director of Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. which operated under the trade name “Mobilicity” and as Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Mr. Godfrey graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering.