Chairman of the Board
Mr. York is the Chief Executive Officer of Farm Boy Inc., named one of the best managed companies in Canada in 2011.
A chartered accountant, Mr. York began his professional career with Ward Mallette, Chartered Accountants, before joining Giant Tiger Stores Limited — a regional retail chain which he grew into a national, billion-dollar company. During his 20 years with Giant Tiger, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company for 10 years.
Mr. York is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and has been involved in that executive network since 2002.
As a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Focus Graphite Inc., Mr. York is a director who has an active role in shaping the company’s business growth and development. He graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in Economics and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Economo has a distinguished business leadership career, serving as Chief Executive Officer for a number of public and private high technology companies during the last 20 years. A former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynasty Components Inc., Mr. Economo enjoys a long history of graphite marketing and sales for high-tech applications. Prior to joining Focus Graphite Inc., a company he founded with Jeffrey York, he served as Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Everton Resources Inc.
Over the span of his business career, Mr. Economo has provided strategic consulting and representation services to technology companies in North America and Asia. In particular, he has a track record of success and expertise in building shareholder value when tasked with bringing discovery companies to market. Born in Greece and raised in Montréal, Mr. Economo is trilingual and lives with his family in Ottawa.
Mr. Weatherdon is currently President of Concord National Ontario & Quebec Divisions; one of Canada’s leading Canadian Consumer Packaged Goods Sales & Marketing Agencies, in addition to President of BESI (Braille Energy Systems Inc. TSX-V: BES). Mr. Weatherdon has a diverse background in global sales, holding Executive Positions in hardgoods manufacturing developing retail strategies across large box and warehouse club formats.
Mr. Weatherdon is an active board member of Stria Lithium Inc, a TSX Venture-listed junior exploration company (TSX-V: SRA) focused on the emerging green energy revolution and a consultant and private shareholder in Grafoid Inc., a graphene research, development and investment company.
Robin started as a retail and institutional broker, a research analyst and a branch manager and Vice President of brokerage houses in Calgary, AB. In 1988, Robin began Dow Group, leading to a most successful string of public companies.