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Chief Executive Officer

Champion Products Corp
2601 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario N8Y 0A5
Canada

Company Description: Champion Products Corp was established in 1991 as a successor to Champion Paper & Polybags Limited. What began as a simple business selling shopping bags to local...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Champion Products Corp,Windsor,Ontario

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Web References
First Nation Champion Inc.
www.firstnationchampion.com, 5 July 2003 [cached]
The celebration will be attended by Ashok Sood, Secretary/Treasurer of Champion.
Champion Products Corp
www.championproducts.com, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Ashok Sood - CEO
Champion Products Corp
www.championproducts.com, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Ashok Sood ashok@championproducts.com C.E.O. & President
International Metropolis » 2008 » December
www.internationalmetropolis.com, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
The Seagrave Building on Walker Road was illegally demolished by its owner Ashok Sood, the owner of Champion Products.
Once the home of the Seagrave Fire Truck Company, the first motorized Fire Trucks Built in Canada were built in that building, it was also one of last early industrial buildings in Walkerville, as well as being of the mill style of construction. It was a rare building.
Ten years from now, we'll still be talking about what a loss that was for the city. Too bad people like Mr. Sood are far too thick to realize the importance of what they had. Judging from the amount of stucco caked on the properties he owns, I doubt he even took a second to think about the significance of the property he owned.
You know, it's shit like this, ...
www.internationalmetropolis.com [cached]
You know, it's shit like this, and land owners like Ashok Sood (who FYI, owns Champion Products Corp) who don't give a rat's ass about Windsor or our history, who make this City and undesirable place to live.
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Ashok Sood who owns that property along with most of the 8 and 900 blocks of Walker Road stood on the opposite side of Walker to witness his planned demolition. He is planning to attract a "Big Box" operation on the East Side of Walker.
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WTF, that Ashok Sood stood there watching it all happen with a GRIN on his face.....I will NEVER go to whatever he plans on building on that site. Hope it too is burned to the ground.
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Ross... One quick note - Sood can not be fined because the city issued the demolition permit.
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Sood did what he wanted knowing full well that what he did was wrong. Premeditated strategy.
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Look east across Walker Road as far a St. Luke and you will clearly see that Mr. Sood has carefully prepared the site for something big.
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It is Mr. Sood's fault that this has not been redeveloped.
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I have also emailed Mr. Sood and he can be sure that I will not use his Champion Paper Products at my office. My company's head office has been contacted and they stood by my decision not to use Champion Paper Products any longer. Also, whatever is built on that site I will be sure NOT to go there while it is owned by Mr. Sood or any of his subsidiaries. I will make darn sure he is hit in his pocket book for the remainder of his existence in Windsor.
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With respect to responsibility I would have to say that Mr. Sood was just as culpable as the city employee that rubber-stamped his demo permit. If Mr. Sood was aware that this building was designated as a heritage building and if Mr. Sood was aware that any permit to do any work to this building must be reviewed by council he is guilty of knowingly bypassing the city's by-laws. He has demonstrated contempt for the process and everyone in this city. His actions speak volumes about his personal ethics and morals.
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But Ashok Sood, the building's owner, said he was unaware that it was on the heritage inventory list.
He said the building had been vacant for more than year, and was for sale or rent with no takers.
"I wish I knew, because we would have pursued it that way. I would have worked with people," Sood said. "It was too costly to renovate and I couldn't find anybody to go in." He owned the building for three years and plans to leave the property vacant for the time being.
He said he decided to tear it down because of vandalism and other problems. "I bought the building because I loved it, but I couldn't find anybody to do anything, there was no grants available, there was nothing."
Sood said he was told a few months ago by someone that the building had historical significance and gave the person his business card, but he was never contacted again.
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I say to Mr. Sood - I hope you and your family like the WalMarts and other big box monsters because soon that will be all you have.
This City has problems deeper than the tearing down of this building. It is the mind set of those in charge that have no respect for or sense of community and the importance thereof. Unfortunately the City will make the appropriate statements to the press of how sorry they are, how they are going to do everything possible to ensure something like this does not happen again, slap Mr. Sood on the wrist and move along. Does the City think we are stupid enough not to realize that these things happen so quickly and quietly for a reason? Shame on them - and shame on Mr. Sood.
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"Ashok Sood who owns that property along with most of the 8 and 900 blocks of Walker Road stood on the opposite side of Walker to witness his planned demolition. He is planning to attract a “Big Box†operation on the East Side of Walker."
Sood might have dreams of attracting a Big Box development to his property but does he know that the future tenant might be boycotted by the local residents and getting the right streetscape planning from the Walkerville BIA might prove a really troublesome time.
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Streetscaping plans would not encompass or even border any property Mr. Sood owns.
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Mr. Sood it either lazy or stupid. Since he seems to be good at business I would say the former. He didn't know it was on the heritage list? He said he didn't know there were grants. One call to City Hall could have clarified that immediately and he wouldhave found out that there were grants. What strikes me as odd is that he stated no one was interested. No shit sherlock! We are only in a recession in the city. What difference would it have been if he left the building vacant or tore it down? He still has vacant property!
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What I can't understand is why Mr. Sood originally purchased the Seagrave building because he "loved it" but didn't have any money to renovate it and yet still expected prospective tenants to line up and move right in; which to me makes absolutely no business sense. He must have expected to sink "some" money into it and it's not like Champion Paper and Polybag is going bankrupt any time soon. Furthermore, Mr Sood knows his properties that he owns on Walker Rd are a)designated as heritage buildings and b) his properties border a neighborhood in Windsor that is nothing but heritage buildings and yet it never dawned on him that this building, with its history of which he was aware, might have a heritage designation in its future for which monies are, in fact, available for renovation?
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I would have worked with people," Sood said. "It was too costly to renovate and I couldn't find anybody to go in." He owned the building for three years and plans to leave the property vacant for the time being.
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Has Mr. Sood done any of the above?
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Mr. Sood from what i have read sounds like a pretty sharp businessman who has been around Windsor for a long time so i can only take an educated guess that if nothing has been developed there for the past 3 years while it was for sale it did not make any sense to do so and i am sure all the other business people in the area probably think that way as they all had the opportunity to buy the building or rent it out aparently as it was supposedly on the market for the past few years.
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