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Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Bob Bailey
by Tracy Tjaden

WHAT WENT WELL IN 2004? We went through a very difficult period from 2001 to 2003 during the telecom meltdown – we lost US$159 million. Last year we broke into the profitable region. 2004 was the first full year we’ve...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Russ Horner
Tracy Tjaden

WHAT WENT WELL IN 2004? Continuing improvement in margins, reductions in costs and an improved safety record. Last year we reduced costs and improved margins by $104 million. WHAT DIDN’T GO WELL? The Canadian dollar absolutely devastated us. We...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Bruce Aitkin
Robin Brunet

What went well in 2004? Speaking of Methanex globally, 2004 was an outstanding year. We earned the highest net income in a decade and our stock price increased 60 per cent. Plus we improved health and safety standards and made...

Jul 1, 2005
The Greening of Ian Gill
Larry Pynn

He used to be a business-hating journalist. Today, he drives an SUV, owns a million-dollar home and draws a six-figure salary. He also runs one of the most successful environmental organizations in the country. Is Ian Gill the new face of the green movement?

Jul 1, 2005
David Baines: The Most Hated Man in Business
Richard Littlemore

David Baines is the most hated man by man of Vancouver's business community, and apparently the most feared, too, judging by the answers received when we contacted the investment community looking for a few insights into the ‘troublemaker’.

Jun 1, 2005
Stephen Darling: Regional VP Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts
Tracy Tjaden

Stephen Darling has been a fixture in Vancouver’s hotel industry for 32 years, most recently as GM of the Westin Grand Hotel. Now, his lengthy experience and well-placed connections have landed him what is arguably the sweetest job the local industry has to offer, regional VP of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Jun 1, 2005
Don Rix: The Don of B.C. Biotech
Tracy Tjaden

Don Rix, the MD who shed his practice to become the Don of the biotech business has a presence in much of the medical research happening in B.C. today. He knows all the players, understands the science and fully appreciates the industry’s potential. In other words, don’t try to bluff him.

May 2, 2005
Bruce Sampson: The Triple Bottom Lineman
Tracy Tjaden

At first it seems odd that a BC Hydro executive would live off the grid, snubbing his own product – but in Bruce Sampson, the triple bottom lineman's case, his Vancouver Island home is solar powered and the optics work to his advantage.

May 2, 2005
On the Line with Darren Entwistle
Lori Bamber

He’s been the CEO of B.C.’s largest company for almost five years, yet in the eyes of both the public and the business community Darren Entwistle remains a mystery, the largely invisible leader of our most visible corporate entity. He’s someone we feel we should know but don’t. Everyone has...

Apr 1, 2005
Gwyn Morgan, CEO, Encana
BCBusiness D.B.

Gwyn Morgan isn’t a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. And EnCana, the company he runs, can’t be found on our TOP 100 list. But don’t let EnCana’s Calgary postal code distract you. The oil and gas giant is...

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