Purolator is making a historic investment in Canada’s growth and competitiveness. Called Delivering the Future, the company’s $1B five-year investment plan will revolutionize the way it delivers goods and packages across Canada and globally. It’s step changing the digital experience it provides customers, transforming its network and fleet while creating jobs, striving to build the safest place to work in Canada, and driving growth in new markets for businesses of all sizes amidst the changing nature of global trade. Every consumer and every business will face the new realities of e-commerce in the age of convenience.
John Ferguson, President and CEO, of Purolator joins Canadian Club Toronto on October 17th to provide a candid look into the future of delivery and trade in Canada. He will share his perspective on how businesses in all sectors are adapting to change and how Purolator is transforming to lead through disruption. The session is moderated by best-selling author, Howard Green.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Purolator Inc.
John Ferguson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Purolator Inc., Canada’s leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. In his role at the helm of this $2.0 billion organization, Mr. Ferguson leads a team of 12,000 employees throughout North America to ensure that Purolator delivers over 135,000 customers’ promises every day – within, from and to Canada.
In the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Ferguson’s experience has spanned all logistics and transportation modes – road, truck, rail, ocean and air. His roles have encompassed oversight of global forwarding, customs and high-value supply chain solution businesses. He has worked extensively throughout North America and has developed a deep understanding of the industry trends and issues that impact Canada’s growth and competitiveness globally including cross-border and international trade, the evolving customer experience in a digital world, automation, technology and the opportunities and challenges created by the changing nature of employment.
Prior to Purolator, Mr. Ferguson was President and CEO of SCI Logistics, where he led its transformation into a leading supply chain solutions company with operations across Canada. He was also the General Manager of Schneider Logistics based in Georgia, where he led the expansion of its global supply chain and transportation business. This role was preceded by his position as General Manager for Schneider National in Canada, a leading asset-based truckload and intermodal company.
Mr. Ferguson currently serves on the board of directors of SCI Logistics and Innovapost. He is an active member in YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and has previously held board of director positions with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Ontario Trucking Association, the national board for Boy Scouts of Canada and the Niagara College Foundation.
Howard Green spent thirty-three years as a broadcast journalist, working as a correspondent, producer, documentary director, and host. He’s best known as a founding anchor at BNN, where he hosted the flagship interview program, Headline.
Howard has received major recognition for his work---including the Gemini Award---and has been nominated for two Emmys in the United States.
As an author, he’s written two bestsellers, Banking on America about TD’s expansion into the United States---and most recently, Distilled, co-authored with the heir to the Seagram whisky fortune, Charles Bronfman. The latter was a finalist for the National Business Book Award.
Last September, Howard Green released his third book, Railroader, a biography of legendary railroad CEO Hunter Harrison, who passed away in December 2017.