Maurice E. Marwood

Maurice E. Marwood is a specialist in corporate turnarounds. His executive-level leadership has spanned manufacturing, distribution logistics, marketing, and international sales of industrial equipment and packaged consumer products. He has experience restructuring and renewing a variety of business organizations struggling for growth and profitability. In total, he has 40-plus years of international business experience in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia--Pacific regions.

Since returning to Canada in 2009, he started a business (MMARCO International Services Inc.) that specializes in strategic consulting, business plans, restructuring, and executive coaching for small and medium sized businesses striving for growth, cash flow and profitability.

Mr. Marwood holds a BSc and an MSc in engineering from the University of Guelph (Canada) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Marwood spent 20 years in increasingly responsible international positions with Caterpillar Inc. and an additional 10 years managing two Caterpillar dealer organizations - most recently as Managing Director for the business in Taiwan.

Mr. Marwood has long-standing ties with the private and public sectors, and over the years has served several civic organizations in a variety of capacities, including Member of the Board of Governors of several Chambers of Commerce; Director of The Nassau Institute; Member of The Conference Board of Canada's Operating Council for Business Excellence; and Member of the Advisory Counsel to the University of Calgary Faculty of Management.

Most recently, he was elected a Director of the LaSalle Business Association, and serves as a mentor for the University of Windsor's Youth Entrepreneurship Program and for the New Canadians Centre of Excellence Inc. in Windsor. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Softech Alliance Network, a new organization dedicated to economic diversification and business acceleration in the Windsor-Essex region. Mr. Marwood has been a frequent presenter and panel participant at university and industry association gatherings, and published articles on business management, leadership, and social issues in magazines, newspapers, and websites.

He recently published his memoirs (Professional Nomad), which has been described as "not only a reference for those aspiring to a successful career in international business; it is a blueprint for a flourishing life - personal as well as professional - one lived with passion, determination, and ultimate satisfaction."