Experience is Our Strength

Andlauer Healthcare Group is managed by a passionate team with 150 years of combined experience working in the logistics, transportation and healthcare industries. Our strong alignment with shareholders and positive employee culture with a focus on transparency, accountability and excellence are what continue to drive us forward.

The Executive Team

Michael Andlauer

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Andlauer has more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian transportation industry. He founded ATS Andlauer Transportation Services (now ATS Healthcare) in 1991 and Associated Logistics Solutions (now Accuristix) in 1994. Michael is also the founder of Bulldog Capital Partners, a Toronto-based merchant bank focused on private equity investments and advisory services for growth oriented businesses. He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Andlauer Management Group (AMG), a company he founded in 1994 to manage and operate transportation and logistics companies in Canada that are focused in the healthcare sector. In 2019, Andlauer Healthcare Group was formed as a subsidiary of AMG to bring several specialized healthcare supply chain companies together under one brand. With a passion for hockey, Michael has been involved with the Hamilton Bulldogs since 2003, first as a co-owner, then as sole owner. In 2009, he purchased a share of the 24-time Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens, Bell Centre and Gillett Entertainment Group (now evenko) as part of a group headed by Geoff Molson. Mr. Andlauer stands in as alternate governor of the Habs.

Peter Bromley, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined AHG in 2019 after a 25-year career with UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He began his UPS career by joining the finance team of Livingston, Inc. – a private Canadian logistics provider which was acquired by UPS in 2000. In the following years, Peter served as Vice President Operations in Canada for UPS before relocating to Europe in 2005. There, he managed various functions for the logistics and distribution product for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2009, he began to focus on the first healthcare clients in UPS Europe’s inaugural healthcare distribution centre and would continue on to become Managing Director for UPS Supply Chain Solutions back in Canada.

Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Stephen Barr

President, Transportation

Stephen joined ATS Healthcare in 2009 and has worked in the transportation/logistics field for 30 years. Prior to joining ATS, he was president of both Muir’s Cartage and Indus, part of the Calyx Transportation Group. Muir’s Cartage is a closed-loop transportation provider to some of Canada’s most successful retail and consumer products organizations. Indus was an emerging supply chain management company created to deliver an expanded range of services to existing clients. Prior to joining the Calyx Group, as President of Concord Transportation Inc, he transformed the company from a general LTL carrier to an expedited carrier focused on delivering a full range of premium cross-border transportation solutions. 

Before his career in transportation, Stephen was a management consultant with KPMG’s Strategic & Technology Services. Stephen graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours B. Sc. degree.

Bob Brogan

President, Specialty Solutions

Bob joined ATS Healthcare in 2001 and has been in transportation in successively senior roles since 1984. Prior to ATS, he was with the Day and Ross Transportation Group where he served as CIO and then as the President of the Sameday Rightoway Division. Prior to Day and Ross, he was with CP Limited where he served as the VP of Marketing Services for the CP Express and Transport Division of CP Trucks after a role as Operational Auditor for CP Limited. He started his career with CN Rail as an Operations Research Analyst.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA both from Dalhousie University.

Dean Berg

Dean Berg

President, Logistics

Dean joined Accuristix in 2004 as Director, Pharmaceutical Sales responsible for the growth and development of the branded and generic prescription-based market. In 2014, Dean was promoted to the leadership team to oversee sales and marketing. In 2018, Dean assumed additional responsibilities for the Client Solutions Team and Project Management Office as Vice President, Business Development at Accuristix.

Dean has over 20 years’ leadership experience in business development, sales and marketing, and operations in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries, predominantly focused on the healthcare sector. Prior to Accuristix, Dean served ten years with a large global logistics and supply chain company, in progressive sales and operations leadership positions.

Dean serves on several committees with industry organizations helping to shape the future of the healthcare sector. 

 

Board of Directors

Peter Jelley

Chair

Mr. Jelley has over 20 years of experience in the investment banking and private equity industry. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bulldog Capital Partners Inc., a Toronto-based merchant bank focused on private equity investments and advisory services for growth oriented businesses. In addition, Mr. Jelley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trout River Capital Ltd., a leading investor in amusement and hospitality businesses in Atlantic Canada with successful investments in more than a dozen operating businesses since 1999. Previously, Mr. Jelley served as an investment banker at National Bank Financial Inc. with progressively increasing responsibilities over an approximate 20-year career, serving most recently as Head of Investment Banking.

Rona Ambrose 1, 2, 3

Lead Director

The Honourable Ronalee Ambrose currently serves as Deputy Chair of TD Securities. Ms. Ambrose is a former Leader of Canada’s official opposition in the House of Commons and a former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. During her time in the federal cabinet, Ms. Ambrose served as a minister across nine Canadian government departments. As federal health minister, she worked with the World Health Organization on the global Ebola crisis, and championed healthcare innovation. She also served as the Minister responsible of Status of Women, where she earned recognition as a passionate advocate for the rights of women and girls.  Ms. Ambrose sits on the board of directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC), Plan International Canada and Coril Holdings Ltd. Until September 1, 2020, she also served on the board of directors of Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX: MFC) (NYSE: MFC). She is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute in Washington, D.C., focusing on Canada-U.S. bilateral trade and North American competitiveness issues and sits on the Prime Ministers panel for the NAFTA renegotiations. Ms. Ambrose also serves on the advisory board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a nongovernmental international organization aimed at fostering closer cooperation between Japan, Western Europe and North America.  

Michael N. Andlauer

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Andlauer has more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian transportation industry. He founded ATS Andlauer Transportation Services (now ATS Healthcare) in 1991 and Associated Logistics Solutions (now Accuristix) in 1994. Michael is also the founder of Bulldog Capital Partners, a Toronto-based merchant bank focused on private equity investments and advisory services for growth oriented businesses. He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Andlauer Management Group (AMG), a company he founded in 1994 to manage and operate transportation and logistics companies in Canada that are focused in the healthcare sector. In 2019, Andlauer Healthcare Group was formed as a subsidiary of AMG to bring several specialized healthcare supply chain companies together under one brand. With a passion for hockey, Michael has been involved with the Hamilton Bulldogs since 2003, first as a co-owner, then as sole owner. In 2009, he purchased a share of the 24-time Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens, Bell Centre and Gillett Entertainment Group (now evenko) as part of a group headed by Geoff Molson. Mr. Andlauer stands in as alternate governor of the Habs.  

Andrew Clark 1, 2

Director

Mr. Clark currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triangle Capital Corporation, a specialty finance company. Mr. Clark previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC) from July 2013 to February 2020. Prior to this role, Mr. Clark founded a successful tourism and hospitality business that was ultimately merged with Canada’s largest privately held travel company in 2008 and Mr. Clark was bought out in 2011. Prior to his experience in the travel industry, Mr. Clark worked in financial analysis and relationship management roles in the mid-market commercial lending business of TD Bank.

Cameron Joyce

Director

Mr. Joyce has more than 25 years of experience in the Canadian transportation industry. Mr. Joyce co-founded Associated Logistics Solutions (now Accuristix), a leading Canadian healthcare logistics solutions provider, in 1994. In 2004, the firm entered into a joint venture with McKesson Corp., and he was appointed President of the new entity. Mr. Joyce served as President from 2004 to 2009, when Associated Logistics acquired McKesson’s equity stake in the Company and was rebranded as Accuristix. He then served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuristix from 2009 to 2015, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2015 until his retirement in March of 2019. Prior to co-founding Associated Logistics, Mr. Joyce had progressively senior roles with ICS Group, including working in their third-party logistics and healthcare divisions, and ultimately serving as their Director of Operations, Canada. Mr. Joyce currently serves as a director of a number of private companies, including Sheridan Nurseries and D.C. Racking and Maintenance Inc., and sits on the board of the Kid’s Health Links Foundation.

Joseph Schlett, CPA, CA 1

Director

Mr. Schlett, a Chartered Professional Accountant, has more than four decades of public accounting experience, including an initial term of five years at a national accounting firm and over 35 years with SB Partners LLP, a leading independent accounting and business advisory firm located in Burlington, Ontario.  Before retiring from SB Partners in 2018, he was a Senior Partner and Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors.  In his role with SB Partners, Mr. Schlett assisted clients with assurance, taxation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, business consulting and financial planning services. Fostering a passion for strategic planning, business excellence and attention to detail, he has been instrumental to the success of many private business entrepreneurs, and contributed to the significant growth and development of SB Partners. During his career, Mr. Schlett has held a variety of board positions in both the private and non-profit sectors, involving various director, committee and chair positions. 

Evelyn Sutherland, FCPA, FCA 1, 2 *, 3

Director

Ms. Sutherland, has more than 15 years of experience in finance and marketing. She is Chief Financial Officer of Staples Canada ULC. In this role, Ms. Sutherland is responsible for Staples Canada’s overall financial strategic direction, including all aspects of financial reporting and planning, treasury and controller’s operations, taxation, payroll, as well as M&A, procurement and real estate asset management. Prior to her appointment at Staples Canada in 2018, Ms. Sutherland held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Enercare Inc., Key REIT, and Unified Purchasing Group of Canada, the Canadian purchasing group for Yum! Brands. In 2016, she was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and received the Canadian Dealmakers Award for Mid-Markets. Ms. Sutherland is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants.

Thomas Wellner 1, 3 *

Director

Mr. Wellner is President and Chief Executive Officer of Revera Inc., a leading owner, operator, developer, investment and asset manager in the senior living and healthcare sector based in Mississauga, Ontario. Since joining Revera in early 2014, Mr. Wellner has led the transformation of the company from a predominantly Canadian-focused real estate organization into a collection of global operating platforms combined with real estate acquisition/development capabilities and investment partnerships to drive a balance of growth with superior risk adjusted returns. He has worked with a number of strategic partners in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. to grow Revera’s portfolio to more than 550 properties internationally serving more than 65,000 seniors. In November 2021, Revera reorganized into Brighton Asset Management, a global investment management platform capable of creating value through all phases of the investment cycle, including market identification, acquisition, development, asset management and operations of differentiated brands and platforms. Mr. Wellner continues to be Chief Executive Officer of Brighton. Mr. Wellner has more than 30 years of global leadership experience in pharmaceuticals, biotech, health care services and real estate. Mr. Wellner has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of LifeLabs Inc., CML Healthcare Inc. and Therapure Biopharma Inc. and President of Lilly Germany. Mr. Wellner currently serves on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies, including Revera.

1 Independent director | 2 Member of Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee | 3 Member of the Audit Committee | * Denotes Committee Chair

Board Committees

Audit Committee

Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee