Dean is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of results, customer service and employee engagement. Most recently he has been President and CEO for Acklands Grainger Inc, responsible for all aspects of AGI’s business in Canada. AGI was recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterston Human Capital. Prior to AGI, Dean was the President and CEO for Sodexo Canada, responsible for all aspects of Sodexo’s business in Canada. Sodexo is a #1 company for gender balance in top management positions.
Before joining Sodexo, Dean served as president of Crothall Services Group and president of Trammell Crow Company Canada. He began his career with TransCanada Pipelines.
Dean is a professional engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Business Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.
He serves on the Board of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and ONEXONE Foundation.
In 2014, Dean was honoured with the Bay Street Pride At Work Canada Advocate Award and Catalyst Canada Honours Champion Award. These awards go to the best transformational leaders who have driven an increase in the representation of women and visible minorities in the workplace and recognize Dean as a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusiveness.