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Dennis Chrismas      President

Dennis has worked within the logistics industry for more than 35 years; the first five years in a financial and administrative role, followed by many years in a senior management capacity providing logistic services to the beverage alcohol importers and suppliers of British Columbia and Alberta.

Passionate about the industry and the personalities within the industry, in 1993 Dennis founded ContainerWorld, with the objective to establish ContainerWorld as a service oriented niche logistics provider to the beverage alcohol market place. Today the ContainerWorld team proudly provides international Forwarding, Warehousing, Distribution and other logistics services to a very large segment of the market.

Amir Abdollahzadeh      Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer

Amir joined ContainerWorld in 2015 bringing with him an extensive background in supply chain, including: logistics, distribution, warehouse operations, transportation and e-commerce. Amir has his BA, and is a CPA, CMA and, is also a Lean Six Sigma Methodologies practitioner. He has honed his management skills working in a number of senior roles for notable Canadian companies such as the Hudson Bay Company, T&T Supermarkets (subsidiary of Loblaw LTD) and SCI Logistics (a Canada Post owned E-Commerce & logistics 3PL provider).

As Vice-President & COO of ContainerWorld, Amir has overall responsibility of all ContainerWorld Group of Companies operating units. Amir is focused on driving improved operational performance to ensure high levels of service and customer satisfaction for all of our clients.

Peter Ilich      Senior Director, Logistics and Supply Chain

Peter earned his Bachelor's degree in Commerce with Specialization in Management of Information Systems in 1996 and was a consultant for a number of businesses prior to joining ContainerWorld in 1998, as an Information Systems Developer. Peter quickly earned a promotion to Department Manager and was instrumental in developing the Company's in-house systems. As a result of his work on systems development, Peter gained an extensive operational knowledge of all Departments within the Company.

Peter has since held several senior management positions with the Company, a testament of his experience leadership style, which is one of innovation, team work and a hands-on approach. Peter is also the General Manager of Siteline Inc., a software subsidiary for the Canadian import alcohol beverage industry.

Jim White      Director, Transport Services

Jim White has more than thirty years experience in the Transportation and Distribution industry. Maintaining a customer service focus is second nature to him, having been responsible for managing exclusive distribution operations for such high profile clients as McDonald's Restaurants, Molson Breweries and Labatt Breweries. Jim has a degree in Transportation and Distribution Management and is highly involved in the Transport Industry through his involvement with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation. Jim is also a Director and Past Chairman of the B.C. Trucking Association.

Also the General Manager of Commercial Logistics, Jim has overall responsibility for ContainerWorld's domestic trucking operation, which includes local, linehaul, FTL and LTL services. Jim's leadership style is geared to fostering customer partnerships, employee inclusiveness and professionalism. He places a high priority on safety for both employees and the traveling public.

Geoff Barlow, CCLP      Director, Marketing and Business Development

A long term professional in the global logistics industry, Geoff joined ContainerWorld in 2009, providing diversified and in-depth experience in multi-modal freight, warehousing and distribution. He is a Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) professional and has served on the CITT National Board. He currently holds executive roles on various community and industry committees and associations.

As part of ContainerWorld's senior management team, Geoff is focused on providing our customers with a "solutions based" approach to supply chain challenges and opportunities, by offering the most cost effective options offered by ContainerWorld's and Commercial Logistics' extensive schedule of services.

Aaron Chrismas      Director, Information Technology

Aaron has been a part of ContainerWorld in various capacities since 1994. Starting in his pre-university days he wore many hats in our warehouse operation and played a key role in launching our first ContainerWorld operated warehouse in 1995. While attending university, Aaron first became involved with our Information Technology Department as a practicum student.

In 2000 Aaron earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Victoria, majoring in Software Engineering, at which time he joined the Company as a permanent employee. His role began in software development and progressed until he assumed management of the group in 2005. In 2009 Aaron joined our senior management team, responsible for all technology and leads a diverse team of software developers to provide the Company and our customers with leading technology.

Gary Combrink      Director, Finance & Insurance

Gary has incorporated his extensive international experience in finance, logistics and change management in his role as Director of Finance of our Company.

Gary's focus is on strategic financial planning, safeguarding the Company's assets and, improving the bottom line through doing and thinking smarter without compromising the services and competitive rates that we provide to our Customers. When not counting the Company beans, he can be found on the golf course, or in his workshop tinkering with a woodworking project.

Harjeet Kaur      Director, Human Resources

As a founding partner of ContainerWorld, Harjeet has accumulated more than 20 years of general and senior management experience with the Company. As the Company grew she realized that the core of what makes ContainerWorld and Commercial Logistics unique and successful is our people - our most valued asset. As the Director of Human Resources, Harjeet is entrusted to attract individuals with the skills and abilities to meet the high level service expectations of the Company and our customers. In addition to her recruiting role, Harjeet also manages the Company's strategic HR initiatives, oversees our employee benefits program and organizational advancement opportunities.

Harjeet is a Certified Human Resources Professional and has been with the Company since its inception in 1993.

Aleia Nimmo      Director, Logistics & Supply Chain

Aleia has been part of the ContainerWorld team since 1997. With a background in sales and customer service, she initially worked in a variety of different capacities while pursuing her accounting degree. As a result, Aleia has a well rounded knowledge of our Company and its operations. Aleia achieved her CPA, CGA designation in 2005 and has spent the majority of her time at ContainerWorld as Manager of the Finance department. In addition to mentoring the Finance team, Aleia has always been very involved in rates and tariff development and customer service.

In 2015, Aleia was promoted to Director, Logistics and Corporate Relations, which allows her to combine her finance skills with operations, and her passion for customer service. Aleia is focused on providing innovative logistics solutions, competitive pricing, as well as building long lasting customer relationships.

Doug Saunders      Director, Supply Chain Solutions Eastern Canada

Doug joined ContainerWorld in 2016 bringing with him multiple years of extensive experience across various sectors including manufacturing, warehousing, consulting, third party logistics and freight forwarding in both domestic and international markets. For the past several years, Doug has been involved in the beverage alcohol industry, and has built relationships with key stakeholders in several provinces of Canada. These relationships will assist Doug in his role to develop continuous business and revenue stream opportunities. Doug is based out of our Ontario office.

Doug has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a MBA from UBC/Manchester (UK) Business School.