Leaders of the Pack

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Profiles of five standout CEOs from the Top 100 Companies in B.C. 2009.

Hang on to your hats: last year was a rollercoaster, and the ride’s not over yet. This was the kind of year no company wants to live through again. See how the great recession hit B.C.’s biggest companies. Who did well? Who the best? BCBusiness ranks the Top 100 Companies in BC in 2009.

Here we present a snapshot of executive excellence in B.C. in 2009. We hear from five CEOs leading their top 100 companies boldly into 2010, the year of the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Capstone Mining CEO Darren PylotDarren Pylot, CEO, Capstone Mining Corp.

From Darren Pylot’s ninth-floor corner office, the lush roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre blends right in to the North Shore Mountains, providing a refreshingly natural outlook…

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada CEO Don JamesDon James, chair & CEO, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

Big, loud and in-your-face – there’s no mistaking a Harley-Davidson bike. And as Canadian baby boomers age, the image of greying 50-something execs on a hog is no longer a rare sight…

Powerex CEO Teresa ConwayTeresa Conway, president & CEO, Powerex Corp.

The Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities opens with the classic line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” That could easily sum up energy markets in 2008.

Goldcorp CEO Chuck JeannesChuck Jeannes, CEO, Goldcorp Inc.

Chuck Jeannes, CEO of Goldcorp Inc., has reason to be feeling chuffed. During the past year, as stocks floundered, carmakers stalled and base metals hit rock bottom, gold retained its gleam – and then some…


Urban Barn president Rick BohonisRick Bohonis, president, Urban Barn Ltd.

Falling off a ladder and breaking a shoulder isn’t usually how a business success story starts, but for Rick Bohonis it was just such a workplace accident that led him to consider a new career path…