Contact Information


Owner
E-mail: karmstrong@tabvancouver.com
Phone: 604-218-3035

Kevin Armstrong

Kevin is President of The Interdependent Training Group in Vancouver, B.C. For the past 20 years he has held senior positions in training, sales, and management. The Interdependent Group offers training assistance to corporations in the areas of leading edge management techniques, and sales training skill sets geared for the new millennium consumer. Before founding The Interdependent Group, as the top sales person in the nation, Kevin rose to the position of Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of C.S.T. Consultants, a billion dollar corporation. Kevin has offered his unique training and facilitating skills to well known corporations throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Clarica, DANKA Corp., and United Technologies. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: mark.boyle@hotmail.com

Mark Boyle

Mark is the ‘retired’ President of a private business, comprised of 13 shareholders, which was sold to a US public company. Syscon Justice Systems is a company which designed, manufactured, sold, delivered and supported Offender Management Software to an international market place.

Syscon is focused only on the corrections portion of the larger public safety market. Corrections agencies are a well connected group who do not compete with each other. Therefore, references are everything. News of any failure spreads quickly across the market place and bankruptcy was news that stopped potential customers in their tracks. There was no revenue. In addition, a software company has few tangible assets. As a result a software developer, especially one emerging from of a failed enterprise, has no credit. There were no lenders.

In the early years Syscon truly struggled. There was no credit available, only the cash earned month by month. On many, many paydays people were asked what they really needed, not wanted. However, over time the business grew through incremental success. 15 years later, when Syscon was sold, it was the best and largest in the business. There were about 130 employees, over 30 million in annual revenue, generating over 3 million in average annual profits. Syscon now has many US and a few international customers with offices in Sydney Australia, Sacramento California, Richmond British Columbia and London England.

Before Syscon, Mark worked for two other computer firms namely, NCR and the Digital Equipment Corporation. His education includes: a Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Diploma in Architecture, a BA from UBC and a post graduate degree from UBC in Commerce. Mark has worked in both commercial construction and mining and has earned a blasting ticket.

Like many small business owners, Mark is not one to sit still. As a past member of a TAB board he recognizes the value a ‘team of peers’ can bring to any business owner. In particular he is looking forward to the challenge of helping others in business realize there personal vision of success.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: sclippingdale@tabvancouver.com
Phone: 604-831-7773

Steve Clippingdale

After the completion of a career as a professional hockey player, Steve Clippingdale spent 10 years in Sales & Marketing and Management positions in the printing business before managing his own technology based business, Luminous Technologies, which he acquired in 1988. Steve was able to successfully manage Luminous through a number of technological advancements during the 12 years there, culminating in the sale of the company to Aston Group. Steve was consistently one of the top sales producers for Aston in North America, despite handling one of the lowest populated territories. During his time with Luminous and Aston, Steve gained a keen interest and great insights into the management of ‘change’ for both individuals and organizations, understanding the potential. With this background, also including extensive education and training, Steve has worked with Canela Michelle to develop several successful workshops for facilitating breakthrough performance for individuals and organizations.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: jdymond@tabvancouver.com
Phone: 604-805-6436

John Dymund

John Dymond’s education and professional credentials are backed by over twenty years of successful operations management experience. In addition to facilitating for TAB, John operates a consulting company which he created to provide assistance to manufacturing companies interested in improvement through Strategic Planning, Operations Productivity and Development of High Performance Teams. John offers seminars/workshops in these areas. He teaches Fundamentals of Operations Management as a continuing education course for BCIT and taught CPIM courses for 10 years.

John worked for Wexxar Packaging Machinery, Alpha Technologies and Windsor Machine Company in progressive roles including President, Director of Manufacturing, Production Control Manager and Materials Manager.

He received his MBA from Queen’s University.

John is a member of APICS, the association for operations management, and is certified at the CPIM and CIRM levels. John is also a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC).

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: nmartin@canadawired.com
Phone: 604-683-6188

Norris Martin

Norris Martin has over 40 years of senior management and business consulting experience. He has extensive experience in transportation management and utility regulation as well as business in general. He has been responsible for the design and operation of marketing, sales, operating and policy matters with large and small corporations as well as starting his own successful distributorship and his current private consulting practice. Norris served for 10 years as a Commissioner with the British Columbia Utilities Commission, regulating the public and private utilities within the province. He received his B. Com. and MBA from the University of British Columbia with a major in transportation and Utilities.

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Contract Facilitator
E-mail: samwind@shaw.ca
Phone: 604-534-8075

Sam Wind

Sam Wind, Chartered Insurance Professional (C.I.P.), is a seasoned business professional with over 23 years in the insurance industry growing his local operations with annual commissions in the millions. Sam joined a TAB board in 2003 and credits his TAB board and facilitator for helping him to systematize procedures with his employees and processes, and working with him closely when he went through the process of selling his business to a major B.C. credit union in 2006. He would help the credit union get established in insurance for a year and then join TAB in 2007 as a valued facilitator. In addition to enjoying his new found free time with his family and working with TAB, Sam serves on two non-profit society boards as a director in his community, and is involved with the local chamber of commerce.

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