Peter Jeffrey, FCA (UK)
Ventures North Corporate Advisors - Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey, FCA (UK)
Peter has a broad range of executive management experience having held senior management positions with various companies.
His most recent position was President of FormaShape/Whitewater Composites Ltd. in Kelowna.
Under Peter's guidance he led the company to become a recipient of multiple business awards through innovation, training and introduction of leading edge technology and Lean Enterprise best practices.
Prior to this he held various positions with start-up companies including Legend Power Inc.
He was also President & CEO of Radical Elastomers Inc. where in eight months he reduced monthly operating expenses by 50% and simultaneously increased productivity by 60%.
Prior to this, Peter was President & CEO of Avcorp Industries, a Canadian aerospace manufacturing company.
In five years he
achieved a major turnaround of this company, increasing revenues by 225% to $90 million, profits by 190%, and capitalization by 549%.
tenure at Avcorp
introduced several advanced innovations, including anthropomorphic robotics for assembly production, a first in North America.
was responsible for establishing the first facility purpose-built for flexible integrated cellular manufacturing in British Columbia, and made Avcorp
the first Canadian company in its industry to use high-speed, flexible manufacturing cells to produce components.
has received the Gold Entrepreneurial Award from the National Canadian Productivity Awards organization
and was one of three finalists in the Pacific Region for Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year.
was named 1996 Executive of the Year by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce
and given the Award of Merit by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Peter was born and educated in England where he obtained his Chartered Accountancy degree (FCA).
He worked in Africa with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and in the Bahamas with First City Bank of New York before settling in Vancouver in 1974.
holds or has held numerous board and association positions, including with the Vancouver Board of Trade, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters both at the provincial and national levels, American Composites Manufacturers Association
, and Canuck Place Hospice.