KTG Leadership

Mark Seymour

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of the Kriska Transportation Group, Mark oversees a growing company of over 900 employees and over 600 power units. Mark has grown the business significantly since becoming President in 1995 when Kriska had a modest 100 power units. Mark has rounded his transportation career by holding positions of increasing responsibility in various areas of the business. Mark has spent his career as a vocal advocate for the trucking industry and has held numerous board positions. Most notably as chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) from 2006 to 2008, chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. (CTA) from 2014 to 2016, and board member of the Trucks for Change Network which connects trucking firms with registered charitable organizations requiring transportation services. As a testament to his dedication and impact on the industry, Mark was awarded the esteemed OTA Service to Industry Award in 2015.

Pierre Carrier, CPA, CMA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO for Kriska Transportation Group, Pierre has been involved in the growth of the business from the time he joined the company in 2003, generating an increase in the number of tractors from 250 to more than 600 today. Pierre has been the lead executive responsible for all arrangements related to financing growth acquisition transactions. Pierre brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial field with extensive expertise in Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Legal transactions. His experience was gained through holding positions in various industries including capital intensive companies to hi-tech organizations. Pierre has gained international experience where he dealt with subsidiary companies located in Brazil, Uruguay and Barbados. Pierre has also taught at the University of Quebec in Hull in strategic management and as part of the CMA coaching program. Pierre’s education includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa, a DESS diploma in Accounting from the University of Quebec in Hull, a Certified Management Accountant designation, as well as an MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Pierre is currently a member of the Investment and Claims Committee for FR Insurance.

David Tumber, CPA, CMA, MBA

Senior Vice President

David joined Kriska in 2015 as the Director of Commercial Development. Prior to joining Kriska, David led the Canadian sales team at Schneider National, as the Commercial General Manager. David holds an Honours BA in Economics from McMaster University, an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and has a CPA CMA designation.

Heather Mewhinney

Director of Human Resources

Heather brings over 20 years of transportation experience to the KTG team.  Heather has held positions in Operations Management, Safety and Training as well as Human Resources during her 20 years with Schneider National’s Canadian Division.  Heather holds an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Humber College.

Sylvane Lacroix Fournier, CPA, CA

Director of Financial Reporting and Financial Systems

Sylvane joined Kriska Transportation Group in September 2015. Prior to joining KTG, Sylvane was Director of Finance at Canada Post where she was responsible for the controllership and financial reporting of Canada Post Pension Plans. She also spent 13 years in publicly traded companies where she was responsible for consolidation, external reporting and financial systems. Sylvane is a CPA, CA and holds a B. Comm from the University of Ottawa.

David Bergeron

Director of Information Technology

David joined the KTG executive team in early 2016 and brought to the group over 17 years of IT experience. Over the course of his career, David has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and most recently as a Director at Innovapost responsible for the Data Centre migration for Canada Post and Purolator. David has a diploma in Computer Systems from Algonquin College as well as multiple IT certifications acquired over the years.

Tammy Cryderman

General Manager, Kriska Holdings Limited

Tammy joined Kriska Holdings in 1995, hired through the acquisition of a small carrier based in eastern Ontario. In her 25 years of experience in the industry, Tammy has held positions of increasing responsibility in Operations and Customer Relations prior to being appointed as General Manager of KTG’s flagship company in 2016.

Renate Hargreaves

General Manager, Mill Creek Motor Freight

Renate Hargreaves is the General Manager at Mill Creek Motor Freight. She joined the organization in 1992 and has held positions as Director, Sales & Marketing and Vice President. In her current role, the management team reports to her directly and she is responsible for the overall business activity and results. Renate holds degrees in Business Management as well as Teacher of Adult Trainers from Conestoga College.

Édith Desmarais

General Manager, JMF Transport

After graduating in marketing, Édith Desmarais started at JMF Transport in 2001 working in administration. She learned all about the transportation industry through daily operations. In 2005, she was already working closely with management and operations, preparing to be promoted to management in 2007. Eight years later, JMF Transport was acquired by Kriska Transportation Group and she joined the group as director of operations for JMF Transport’s division. In 2016, she was promoted General Manager. Édith is proud to contribute to the growth and visibility of the group in the province of Quebec.

Jacob Bicz

General Manager, BTC Express

Jacob has grown with BTC since starting as a Dispatcher in 2005. He is responsible for operations and sales and has overseen the rapid development of the company. A farmer in his spare time, Jacob has first-hand knowledge of the importance and value of efficient temperature controlled food shipping. BTC Express was acquired by KTG in 2018.

Alen Delija

Alen Delija

General Manager, Icon Transportation Logistics. Ltd.

Alen developed his passion for trucks and trucking as a child while helping his Owner Operator work on a vintage Mercedes-Benz 11-13. He earned his mechanic's diploma with the Ontario College of Trades and possesses a deep resource of knowledge of tractors, trailers and how to best spec them to ensure efficient and reliable operation. Purchasing his first truck as an Owner Operator in 2003, Alen continued to grow his fleet and eventually opened a maintenance shop to support it. Icon Transportation Logistics Ltd. was acquired by KTG in 2019 with Alen continuing in his role.