What my past colleagues have to say about me…
I was amazed by the fact that although you have been our CEO, you knew each of the 400 employees by their names. You would stop by whenever you were on site and talk to us, asking us how we were doing. This is truly incredible and very rare. We felt encouraged, valued and honored.
Out of all the CEO’s I have worked for; you were the only one I saw that cared about the people. Thank you for the support and goodwill you’ve shown over the years.
The world could sure use more people as kind and caring as you and I know you will certainly be missed at CPL. I always looked forward to the town hall meetings when you spoke at the front of the cafeteria. Your speeches were always so uplifting and very few people have that gift. It's a tough job to please everyone, but I know you did your best and you treated everyone like a somebody and with respect and I thank you for that.
I just wanted to let you know that what an amazing leader and CEO you have been. You treated everyone with equal respect and that is what makes you the LEADER and not the BOSS.
I have always looked up to you respectfully as a great human being and leader. Thank you for all the great tips over the years which I will cherish forever during my career.
I was so lucky to experience having such a great CEO for this long, in all these many years that I have been in the industry is really hard to find a CEO with real interest in people and I saw that on you. You did great things for CPL and for that I am certain many of us will be thankful and will miss you. Surely, your legacy will prevail in executive team and in the rest of us, I can tell that you always tried your best to make a change and take CPL to a better place and it is much appreciated.
I wanted to first say thank you for all you’ve done at CPL. You’ve left it in a great position to take on new challenges and opportunities in the next chapter. I still recall the first time I met you when we came to Mississauga and you and CPL left a positive impression on me then. I have learned a lot from you in our many review meetings and customer visits, and I’ve appreciated the opportunity very much. You have always been so supportive of our efforts which made our jobs easier.
You may not remember but the very first day when I came to CPL (now it is turning 10 years) and in the lobby was waiting for the contact person to guide me to interview room, you were passing by, and greeted warmly. I recognized you as the CEO of the company, as I studied CPL website to better understand the company and be prepared for the interview. Even very short communication it boosted my confidence level as I felt I have welcomed at CPL. I do not think this is a common in other companies. I have to be honest, I learned a lot at CPL and most of that was because of CPL’s foundation which was designed under your leadership. Beside professional achievements, you have been a great role model. I am greatly thankful and appreciative having the opportunity to work at CPL under your leadership.
In many ways you are the trendsetter at CPL notably in terms of the ability to break the barriers (related to transparency, communication & approachability) and active listening. I’m not sure what future will bring to us but your legacy and impact will always be realized. You have been an amazing leader to us all.
We just wanted to reach out to say how much we have appreciated your support and leadership over the years, and for the very personal way you connected with our family. Your presence and positive attitude have always been appreciated, and we pray for you and your family as you make this transition in the coming weeks and months. You will be missed.
I wanted to let you know that I will miss your leadership. Although we did not work together directly very often, just knowing that you were running the show gave me a feeling of comfort. Your sincerity and humility fostered a sense of family especially for us long term employees. You led us with compassion and optimism which was just what was needed especially during the difficult times. Hopefully these qualities will be appreciated in whatever you choose to do next.
You will be greatly missed. I have known you for the past 14 years and respected you as a person and as a leader. I will miss your energy and enthusiasm. You have made CPL a better place to work and I want to thank you for that. You instilled in CPL culture the four core values which will carry on. You are truly a good human being and I am glad that I worked with you.
I would like to take this opportunity thank you for all your support you provided to myself and my team in fact for all the employees during this long period over here at CPL. I do admire and talked to my fellow collogues about how you value and take care about CPL employees and respect them regardless of their role which I haven't seen up to this level in the other places where I worked before.
My heart is broken that you are no longer here but you will always be in my heart. You made me so happy to be part of CPL you always had that special smile that just made my day when I spoke to you !!!!!!!!
You’ve been an open, approachable leader whose presence at CPL will be missed by many.