Driving for Profit


Driving for Profit Seminar Series I 2012

Caledonia, Ontario 02/02/2012 (Full View)

The first seminar of the 2012 Driving for Profit Series will feature:

  • Wendell Erb, President & CEO, The Erb Group of Companies, participating in the "How We Did It" session; and
  • Doug Nix and Doug Davis participating in a session about Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Lou Smyrlis, Truck News, will moderate both sessions.
  • Ray Haight will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event

Wendell Erb has transportation in his blood, he is the second generation leader of the Erb Group of Companies. Since 1980, Wendell has led many successful growth initiatives at Erb, including the launch of Erb's International operations. Wendell is one of a growing minority of Industry leaders who has worked in every part of a Trucking company's operations - from behind the wheel, to the boardroom.

Doug Davis, a well respected Transportation Industry executive has amassed an impressive track record as both a Shareholder, Executive and Industry Consultant. Prior to his current role with Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. (a TSX Venture company), Doug was a major shareholder in Pollock NationaLease, which he helped build to a company with over 2000 pieces of equipment and 400 employees; the continued success of Pollock ultimately culminated in the sale of the company to Ryder Truck Leasing. In addition, Doug has provided consulting services to Transportation companies on Strategic Initiatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financing.

Douglas Nix is Vice Chairman of CFA (Corporate Finance Associates), and Chairman of CFA's Transportation and Logistics Industry Practice Group. He is one of Canada's leading mid-market M&A advisors. He has been involved in over 60 M&A transactions in the past 15 years and has advised many public and private companies in acquisitions and divestitures of domestic and international operations. He previously worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers internationally where he advised many clients in different industries.

"We are thrilled to be kicking off the 2012 edition of Driving for Profit, with an exciting lineup. Erb Transport, for decades, has literally defined a trucking industry segment - LTL refrigerated freight. We are honoured to have Wendell join us to share the Erb story and give us some insight into developing and refining competitive advantage. Further, we are excited to have Doug Nix (Corporate Finance Associates) and Doug Davis (ProTrans Ventures) provide us with a timely perspective on the state of current M&A market in Canadian Transportation" commented Aaron Lindsay, NAL Insurance & Driving for Profit Seminar Series.

Driving for Profit is very pleased to introduce a new sponsor, Dalton Timmis Insurance. Dalton Timmis Insurance is one of the largest private Insurance Brokers in Canada, as well as one of the most respected Insurance providers in the Canadian Trucking Industry. Returning for another successful year as valued part of the Driving for Profit team, Truck News will continue in their role as media partner and content advisor.

Mark your calendar, Tuesday, April 3, to attend the morning session at the Capital Banquet Centre on Dixie Rd in Mississauga Ontario. Registration and continental breakfast start at 8 AM; the seminar starts at 9 AM followed by a hot lunch at noon.

You can register for the next Driving for Profit at www.drivingforprofit.com. The investment to attend the event is $85.00.

For more information on Press Release:

  1. Aaron Lindsay, Fleet Service Manager, NAL Insurance Inc. 1-800-265-1657

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