Board of Directors
Mr. Terry Reidel
Mr. Terry Reidel has served on COM DEV’s Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as Chairman. He also serves on Boards for the
Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Linamar Corp and the Board of Governors at Wilfred Laurier University.
Mr. Reidel has had a long and rewarding career. As a Fellow Chartered Account he had a successful 39 year career at Ernst &
Young which included managing the Kitchener-Waterloo office. He then took on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Kuntz Electroplating, an auto parts
manufacturer with over 600 employees at its Kitchener location.
Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Mr. Reidel has a deep commitment to community involvement and improvement in the area. Most
recently he serves as the Executive Director of the Cowan Foundation, an organization that offers ongoing community programs and annual donations to
help improve the lives of Canadians.
Mr. Kym Anthony
Kym Anthony is an experienced capital markets executive with a 28 year successful record in the financial services and investment
banking industries. He is Chairman of the Board of DFGIA Corp, a New York based asset manager, and Deputy Chairman of Mackie Research Capital
Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. He is a past Chairman of the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada.
Mr. Anthony has held a number of senior positions in the financial services industry including being the Head of
Fixed Income and Derivatives at CIBC, Chair and CEO of TD Securities (and Vice Chair of TD Bank) and later the President and Chief Executive Officer of
National Bank Financial, the Investment Banking and Capital Markets unit of National Bank of Canada. More recently he was Board Member, President &
Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Securities Corporation, Deputy Chairman of Dundee Wealth Management and Executive Chairman of Dundee Wealth Bank.
Mr. Anthony received his BA from Simon Fraser University and his MBA in 1980 from the University of Western Ontario where he was the gold
James C. Adamson
Jim brings over four decades of experience as a chief executive, NASA Astronaut, US Army Colonel, Professional Engineer, and
Chartered Director. He is a senior consultant to the Aerospace & Defense Industry through his own company, Monarch Precision. He serves on NASA's
Advisory Committee for the International Space Station, and was the Operations Panel Chairman of the Return to Flight Task Group for the Space Shuttle
following the Columbia accident.
Jim has a long and distinguished career in public service as well as the private sector providing strategic direction to leading
aerospace companies. Before his corporate retirement he was president of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. Prior to HTSI, Jim was Chief Operating
Officer and Co-founder of United Space Alliance, a $1.5B company, consolidating all of NASA’s Space Shuttle and Space Station Operations Production and
Maintenance under a single prime contractor. Before that, Jim was President and CEO of Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company, a $350M engineering
products and service company operating and maintaining satellite tracking stations, designing and manufacturing high-tech equipment, and developing and
maintaining flight research facilities.
During his career at NASA Jim was an Astronaut and held leadership positions in management, operations and R&D. In the early
years of the Shuttle Program he was a research test pilot and flight controller. He was selected as an astronaut in 1984. Following the Challenger
accident he was deputy director of Space Shuttle Engineering shepherding many of the design and operational changes during the reconstruction period.
In 1988 he was assigned to the flight crew of STS-28, the first flight of Columbia following the Challenger accident. Columbia launched in 1989
carrying Defense Department payloads and operated in space for five days. Two years later, he was back in space again aboard Atlantis. In total, the
veteran astronaut has logged over 334 hours in space.
During his 23-year Army career, he held unit commands in Europe, Vietnam, and the United States. He is a graduate of the US Navy
Test Pilot School, Army Special Weapons School, Rotary and Fixed Wing Pilot training, Nike Hercules and Hawk missile courses, Airborne School, Basic
and Advanced Officers Courses, Command and General Staff School, and various survival schools. During combat in Southeast Asia he earned 2wo
Distinguished Flying Crosses, 18 air medals, the Bronze Star, and three Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry for valor. In 2007 he was inducted into the
Army Aviation Hall of Fame.Jim completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1969. In
1977 he completed a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He was certified as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the
State of Virginia. In 2010 he was certified as a Chartered Director (C.Dir) by the Directors College, a joint venture of McMaster University and The
Conference Board of Canada.
Dr. Chris O'Donovan
With three degrees in Physics, Dr. O'Donovan is a member of the Faculty, and Lecturer, at the University of Waterloo.
Mr. David Masotti
Mr. Masotti is an experienced business leader, corporate director and entrepreneur who currently serves as Executive Chairman of
life sciences biodefence company Defyrus Inc. and Managing Director of Tancho Innovation Capital.
Mr. Masotti has general management
experience in numerous industries including telecommunications, aerospace and venture capital. His previous leadership roles have included President
and Chief Operating Officer of Chemtrade Logistics Inc., President of Rogers Telecom Inc., and President of Spar Space Systems. Mr. Masotti has an
Electrical Engineering Degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Queen’s
Dr. Roberta Bondar
Roberta Bondar’s successful career as a researcher in the field of neurology led to her selection in 1983 as one of the original six
astronauts for the Canadian space program. After many years of intense training, she participated as a payload specialist with the first International
Microgravity Laboratory Mission in January, 1992, becoming the first Canadian woman to go into space. Post flight she headed an international space
medical team working for many years with NASA.
Dr. Bondar holds a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph, a M.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario, a Ph.D. in neurobiology from
the University of Toronto, and a medical degree from McMaster University. A Board Certified Neurologist, she has received numerous honours during her
career, including Officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, twenty-four honorary degrees, and induction into the
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Dr. Bondar has completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and became an
Institute-certified Director with the ICD.D designation in 2012.
Mr. Wayne Fox
Mr. Fox was Vice-Chair and Chief Risk Officer responsible for Treasury, Balance Sheet and Risk Management for CIBC from 1999 until
his retirement in 2005. Prior to that Mr. Fox worked in CIBC’s wholesale banking and brokerage business for 28 years including as head of CIBC World
Markets global capital market activities. Mr. Fox was the Chair of the board of directors of the TMX Group Inc. from 2001 to 2012 and has also been a
member of the board of the Bourse de Montreal and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund as well as serving on other private and charitable boards. Mr.
Fox was a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Committee from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Fox earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
Waterloo in 1971 and an MBA from McMaster University in 1973. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business in
Mr. Gregory Monahan
Mr. Monahan has been a Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since December of 2008 and
has held various other positions with Crescendo Partners since joining them in May of 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Monahan was the founder of Bind Network
Solutions Inc., a consulting firm focused on network infrastructure and security. In addition to his current directorships, Mr. Monahan previously
served as a director of publically-listed Bridgewater Systems and O’Charley’s Corp. He has earned a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from
Union College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Colin Watson
Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Ivey
Business School, University of Western Ontario. Mr. Watson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Aerospace Corporation, a company
providing aviation overhaul and repair services from November of 2003 to December of 2004. Previously, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Spar
Aerospace Limited from December 1999 to December 2000 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to November 1999. From 1979 to 1996, Mr.
Watson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Cable TV, Ltd. And served on the board of directors of Rogers Communications Inc. from
2004 to 2012. Mr. Watson has served on a number of other boards including NorthStar Aerospace Inc.
Mr. David Sgro
Mr. Sgro received a Bachelor of Science, Finance, from The College of New Jersey and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is
also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder. Mr. Sgro joined Crescendo Partners, L.P. in 2005 and is currently the firm’s Chief Financial Officer
and a Managing Director. Prior to joining Crescendo Partners, Mr. Sgro was a investment analyst. He worked at Management Planning Inc., a firm
engaged in the valuation of privately held companies from 1998 to 2003. He simultaneously worked with that firm’s investment banking affiliate. Mr.
Sgro is also the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Trio Merger Corp. since its inception. Mr. Sgro has been a director of Primonis Service Corp
and Bridgewater Systems
Mr. Michael Pley
Chief Executive Officer, COM DEV International
Mr. Michael Pley was named Chief Executive Officer of COM DEV International on December 14th, 2010. Since 2008, he was the Company's
Chief Operating Officer.
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Pley was President, COM DEV Space, responsible for the space-related operational
performance of the Company. Having initially joined COM DEV as a design engineer in 1983, Mr. Pley has had over 25 years of direct experience in the
space business, as well as sales and operational management roles for other electronics manufacturing companies.
Mr. Pley graduated Summa
Cum Laude from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Management. In 2006, he was the inaugural
recipient of McMaster’s Les W. Shemilt Distinguished Engineering Alumni award. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of Engineering at
McMaster, and is involved in a number of charitable and volunteer organizations. In 2011, he was appointed to the Ontario Manufacturing Council for a
two-year term by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade for the province.
Mr. Pley has been a registered member of Professional
Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1987. He obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from the Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster
University and the Conference Board of Canada) in 2011.