Ronald N. Perryman, Corporate Controller, is an experienced financial executive in the public refrigerated warehousing (“PRW”) industry. He has been instrumental in the evaluation, due diligence, acquisition and integration of numerous PRW acquisitions and greenfield startup operations. Mr. Perryman was most recently the Vice President Finance of a Canadian publicly listed PRW company with sales in excess of $500 million operating 54 facilities throughout North America.
Mr. Perryman commenced his financial career as a chartered accountant with Touché Ross and as a senior manager specialized in the audits of clients in the PRW industry. His experience in this industry also includes financing, tax reporting and compliance and financial system development and implementation.
Mr. Perryman is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and holds a B.Sc. from McMaster University.
Alicia A. Gouveia, Director of Corporate Development, has been involved with the Spire related companies since 1993. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Spire’s marketing initiatives. Ms. Gouveia has experience in developing advertising and marketing plans and corporate branding. Ms. Gouveia also heads up the real estate investments for the related companies. She is a graduate of Bishop University.
Dianne Hutchison, Executive Assistant, joined Spire Group Limited in 1987 and has been associated with all of the Spire related companies assisting with administrative and accounting functions. Prior to joining Spire, Ms. Hutchison was employed at a major Toronto law firm for nine years as an administrative and personnel assistant.
Valeriu Costea, European Director, a Bucharest resident and Romanian citizen, most recently retired from the Canadian Embassy in Bucharest where he served as a trade officer promoting joint business relations between Canada and Romania. He has extensive experience and contacts in the Eastern Europe market.
Paul Vickery, Australia/New Zealand Director, currently residing in New Zealand, has 25 years of senior financial experience. Mr. Vickery has a background in large public multinational organizations with extensive experience in the public refrigerated warehouse ("PRW") industry, third party logistics and food distribution.
Mr. Vickery is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Canada. Mr. Vickery has extensive international experience having worked in North America, Europe and Australasia.