Andrew, what was your favourite movie to watch when you were growing up? What put it above the other movies or songs you have heard?
Growing up in a small Canadian town with two Scottish parents, my favorite movie has always been Braveheart; a movie based on the life of Scottish legend William Wallace, who fought and died for freedom of the Scots. Naturally, I use this film to relate to my own ancestry but it has also provided everlasting inspirations such as love for my family and the impact of being an influential leader.
Choosing to complete an Executive MBA is a big consideration. After reviewing the various masters’ programs available, why did you choose to enroll in the Telfer Executive MBA Program?
Now in my early thirties, I have ten years of engineering experience, both throughout Canada and internationally and I am a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. I am currently managing a team of dynamic draftsman and technicians at Swagelok Central Ontario & Atlantic Canada overseeing all assembly projects from concept, to fabrication, to shipment. The reason I chose to enroll in the Telfer Executive MBA is that I believe it will provide the foundation of business skills and knowledge that is required to succeed at the corporate level at Swagelok and for hopefully becoming a president of a Swagelok sales centre.
Lou, is there any not-for profit organizations or clubs which you support? What draws you to this cause?
In my spare time I am a Gold Heart Canvasser with the Heart & Stroke Foundation. I hold this cause dearly to my heart as several family members are currently affected and I have lost my Grandmother to this tragic disease. I believe it is important to find time to give back to the community and I plan to continue canvassing each year to help raise funds and awareness to help find a cure.