Gary is a results-driven, strategic, relationship-focused Executive with nearly 4 decades of experience in private and public sector organizations. He is recognized as an exceptional leader who drives positive, customer-focused corporate culture and connects easily at all levels. He leads by example, develops strong leaders and challenges people to achieve their best. Gary is also an experienced Board Director in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Currently the President of Gary Herman Consulting Services Ltd, Gary is focused on helping Manufacturing companies achieve superior top-line and bottom-line performance.
Prior to consulting, Gary spent 5+ years as CEO of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This organization runs the apprenticeship system for all skilled trades training for BC.
Before ITA, Gary spent many years in various manufacturing companies in both ON & BC, with 19 years in executive roles. These companies had annual revenues up to $400M+. The products included auto parts, railway trackwork, agricultural equipment, steelmaking, and large capital projects for mining, oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, pulp & paper, marine and clean energy sectors.
Gary’s specialities include Executive Leadership, Operational Excellence and Management Development. He is a certified Tool & Die Maker and Die Sinker (forging), Certified Manufacturing Engineer, MBA and Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). Gary has a solid track record of helping businesses become more successful.