In this panel, you'll hear a varied set of expert perspectives on the state of road transportation. Look forward to hearing how the economy, inflation and demand are impacting the road, what to expect in terms of capacity - as well as opinions and predictions on other hot-button issues.
Managing Director, Industrials, Transportation and Aerospace Analyst
Benoit joined Desjardins Securities in September 2002 and has been responsible for coverage of the Industrial, Aerospace and Transportation sectors since June 2005. Prior to joining Desjardins, he had four years of experience in the investment industry, having spent time as an associate at both Laurentian Bank Securities and Yorkton Securities. Benoit is a top-ranked analyst and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as an MBA degree from HEC Montréal. He has been a CFA charter member since 2005.
Vice President, Supply Chain
Luc has 25+ years of leadership in end-to-end supply chain management and international logistics, including four years in the dairy food industry (Saputo), eight years as Vice-President in a highly competitive retail e-commerce and bricks and mortar business (Groupe Dynamite) and 12 years of supply chain consulting at Deloitte for major clients in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution and retail sectors. He is a leader with proven track record in developing new initiatives and strategies that improve supply chain efficiency.
Tracey Raimondo, CCLP, pgca
Vice President, Logistics Division
Guilbault Logistiques Inc.
With over 30 years in the transportation industry across logistics and sales, Tracey Raimondo was recognized with the prestigious CITT Award of Excellence in 2013.. Currently Vice president logistics division at Guilbault Logistique Inc, has also held positions as Vice president Logistics at Normandin Transit Inc. and as Co-Owner and VP at AA Options Transport Consultant. Ms. Raimondo has been served as Chair of the Quebec institute and of the National Board. She received the CITT Award of Excellence in 2013 and was bestowed with her p.g.c.a in 2019 by Supply Chain Canada as one of the 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain™. She spent many years serving the profession through her involvement with the Supply Chain Associations.
James Spencer started his career in oil refining in 1994, after graduating from Cambridge University, England. Having been shouted at by Production Operators for a few years, he was transferred to BP’s Head Office for a quieter life in Supply and Trading. In 2003, James joined the independent fuel sector as Operations Director of the Bayford Group (100 trucks, 200 gas stations) looking after their £500m pa operational portfolio. During this time, he became Chairman of the Association of Oil Independents, representing the interests of Importers and Wholesalers in the UK.
In 2009, James set up Portland Fuel. Portland Fuel is a specialist trading company offering fuel price hedging, fuel advisory & decarbonization services in North America and Europe. James is a regular contributor to fuel and transportation-related debates and has appeared numerous times on the BBC and other media outlets.