• Canadian Leadership Summit


Corey Cox

Vice President of Information Systems, Tandet NationaLease

Corey Cox is the Vice President of Information Systems for the Tandet Group. With previous systems implementation experience in the trucking industry, Corey joined Tandet in 1994. Since that time, he has been a catalyst and conduit of the subsequent technical transformation of the entire Tandet Group of companies. Corey has appeared in print and online media sharing his insights and experience translating technology into business success.

René Disnard

NationaLease Coordinator, TFI Holdings Inc.

René Disnard is NationaLease Coordinator for TFI Holdings Inc. and has nearly 40 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining TransForce in 2008, René had spent 32 years with SLH. At TransForce, René was a terminal manager in Montreal and London before being promoted to Manager for the Province of Quebec, responsible for 10 terminals and over 120 drivers. In his current position, René mentors people in how to access NationaLease benefits, whether it’s using the Buyer’s Guide, reviewing their payables, opening new accounts, or building and reinforcing relationships between suppliers and operators.

Mike Margarone

President, DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc., a NationaLease Member

Mike Margarone is President of DeCarolis Truck Rental. Michael has been with the company since 1987 and has held various positions in management and sales prior to becoming President in 2009. He received his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Tampa.

Yves Maurais

Fleet Manager, Location Robert NationaLease

Yves Maurais, Fleet Manager at Groupe Robert, is a mechanical engineer with 20 years of experience in vehicle design, production, and quality control. In his current position, Yves is in charge of introducing new equipment and new technologies. He is also the main engineering resource for hands-on projects with partners and customers.

Brad Thiessen

Vice President and General Manager, Freightliner Canada

Brad Thiessen is Vice President and General Manager for Freightliner Canada, a division of Daimler Trucks North America. Brad has more than 32 years of industry experience, including six years in the truck rental and leasing sector. Prior to joining Freightliner, he spent a decade as General Manager of Truck Engine business at Toromont Caterpillar. Brad is an active participant in industry associations, including the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Canadian Provincial Trucking Association.