Jack Schoenmakers was previously the Vice President of Corporate Development at Tribute and has been a director of Tribute since 2005. Jack is currently President of Schoevest Investment Inc., and Avenue Energy. As President of Avenue Energy, he previously managed oil and gas assets in Ontario and Alberta, traded physical gas at various points in Canada and marketed natural gas to large volume industrial customers. Previously, Jack co-founded and acted as President for Ontario Energy Savings Corp., (currently trading as Just Energy on the TSX) which during his tenure acquired over 200,000 residential customer equivalents purchasing in excess of 90,000 Mcf per day, with annual sales of $160 million. Jack is very familiar with the regulatory energy environment in Ontario, and has interacted with the Ontario Energy Board and Minister of Energy regarding deregulation policies and practices. Jack has worked for several energy companies in the past which include Stampeder Energy (Vice President), Enron Gas Services (Director Eastern Region), Unigas Corporation (Director Eastern Region), TransCanada PipeLines Limited and Union Gas Limited. Jack is a past Board Member of the Ontario Energy Association and was a past Chair of the Ontario Energy Marketers Association. Jack obtained his B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo.
Hans van Breugel
Mr. Hans van Breugel is the President and CEO of Tocardo International BV (“Tocardo”), a Dutch founded and based company and global leader in tidal energy solutions. Within Tocardo Hans is responsible the daily management and strategy; execution of the business plan; attraction of additional finance; and takes final responsibility. With his extensive offshore background Hans leads Tocardo with a focus on very low maintenance and high reliability which result in a total cost of ownership and a total cost of energy for Tocardo turbines that is lower than any other technology.
Jamie joined the board in 2010. Jamie is the President of Auburn Developments, based in London, Ontario. Under Jamie’s management, Auburn has integrated new and innovative ideas for development into its operations including the move towards the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings and the design and development of student specific housing communities. It continues to strengthen its reputation as one of the most successful development and investment real estate companies in Ontario. In addition, Jamie is starting Waterloo regions’ largest ever, mix-use high-rise development.
Mr. Larry Smith is currently the President and CEO of Pace Savings and Credit Union, a credit union which offers a full range of financial services to its members. In addition to his role at Pace, Mr. Smith is the Vice President of Mass Insurance Brokers Limited, a specialty brokerage firm offering home and auto insurance. Mr. Smith is very active in charitable work and both an owner and a director two charities – the Churchstation Charitable Foundation, a non-profit social housing corporation; and the Justin Eves Foundation, raising and distributing funds for children with learning disabilities entering post-secondary education. Mr. Smith is also politically active in his community as the Chief Financial Officer of the Newmarket Aurora Progressive Conservative Riding Association.
In addition to the above noted directors, Jane Lowrie sits on the Board of Directors and is also an officer of the Corporation.