Kirk W Benson


Pauline and Kirk



Skilled financial manager and corporate officer with progressive experience in public and private companies.

Combines financial and administrative experience with a business (MBA) and technical (engineering) education to solve a wide variety of problems that arise when businesses are starting up, expanding, restructuring, diversifying and downsizing.

Strong supervisory and motivational skills.

Excellent analytical and communication skills.

Trustworthy and reliable with absolute discretion on confidential matters.

Current Positions and memberships

Vice President, Finance & Administration, St. Lawrence Starch Co. Ltd. and the corporation's main operating division, St Lawrence Grains (grain elevator)

Director, St. Lawrence Farm Supply Ltd. (a wholly owned crop inputs company)

President, Board of Directors, PCC 280, Kingsmere-on-the-Park (condominium)

Senior Member, Port Credit Yacht Club, recently served on Debenture Committee

Past President, Trillium Miata Club ("Circle of Excellence" award)

Member, Fitness Institute, Mississauga (squash house league)

Member, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)


Previous Experience

Project Manager, H.H. Bush & Associates (consulting professional engineers)

Branch Manager, Stoney Creek, ITT Grinnell (distributor of pipe, valves & fittings)

Manager of Operations Analysis, Corporate Head Office, ITT Grinnell

Branch Finance Manager, Toronto, Stoney Creek and Sarnia branches, ITT Grinnell

Financial Analyst, Controller's Office, Oakville Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Company


Computer/Technical Skills

Windows XP, Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft FrontPage (web design), various accounting software including ACCPAC and Agris.


Education and courses

Bachelor of (Mechanical) Engineering (B. Eng.), McGill University, 1971

Master of Business Administration (MBA), McGill University, 1973

Continuing education courses at Sheridan College and by remote learning

Courses and seminars including Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental Regulatory Landscape, Canadian Condominium Institute Director's Course

High performance driving courses by BMW, Mercedes, Bridgestone and Powell


Marital Status

Happily married to Pauline. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in June 2005. Occasionally referred to as "dinks" (dual income, no kids).


E-mail (business) (personal)