First Name: Harold
Last Name: Whiteside
Job Title: President and CEO
Company: Tri-Mach Group Inc.
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
Area of Study: Economics/Finance
Harold Whiteside is the President and CEO at Tri-Mach Group Inc., which is an industry leader in the food, beverage and personal health care industries. Prior to joining Tri-Mach Group, Harold was the Vice President Finance of Samuel Strapping Systems Group, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited where he was responsible for Finance and Administration, Strategic Development, and M&A, with operations in Canada, the US and Mexico. Prior to joining Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, he served 15 years with Hitachi Mining Trucks as Vice President and General Manager overseeing operations in Canada, Poland and India.
He completed his Management Economics degree at the University of Guelph in 1982, and earned his CMA through the University of Waterloo in 1991.
Harold is an active alumnus of the University of Guelph. His volunteer activities include several years as the director of the UGAA, as well as President in 1996-97. Harold sat as a Senator on the University of Guelph Senate from 1997-2007 and is a past Chair of the Alumni Senate Caucus.