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Focus on Leadership - Brent Hesje, CEO Fountain Tire

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NAIT CAT Building CAT 191 (Dow Theatre)

10304-10524 117A Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5G

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Brent Hesje has served on the Board of Directors at NAIT since January 2005.

He is the CEO of Fountain Tire Ltd. an Edmonton based, privately owned, tire business that ranks in the top 10 tire chains in North America. The company is comprised of 159 stores, 6 retread plants, a tire wholesale business and a tire management business for Canada’s largest mining companies. Fountain Tire has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 1994. The company’s unique ownership structure allows store managers to own up to 50% of their business.

In 1992, Brent joined Fountain Tire as Marketing Manager, became an owner and Vice President of Marketing in 1994, and in 2005 was appointed as CEO. He is active in the community and industry. Brent has served as the Chair of: Board of Governors of NAIT, YPO Alberta Chapter, Western Canada Tire Dealers and The Support Network.

He is currently the Chair of the Automotive Industry Association of Canada located in Ottawa.

Brent has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is an Ivey Quantum Shift Fellow, and an alumnus of the Governor General Conference. He started in business with Procter & Gamble and spent seven years in Sales Management and Brand Marketing positions throughout Canada.

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