2018 NOBA Judges

Liana Frenette

Liana Frenette, CEO
TBT Engineering Limited

Liana Frenette is the CEO of TBT Engineering Limited, a consulting engineering company, with its head office located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The company employs up to 200 full time and seasonal professional and technical employees throughout Ontario.  Liana has been actively involved for 25 years in all aspects of business and has received several technical certifications as well as designed many internal policies, processes and training programs.  Liana remains committed to Northern Ontario and truly believes the experts and skills exist and can come from the North. Liana and her teams are strong community supporters and local communities’ benefit through direct support as well as economic development, employment and training opportunities.

David Rector

David Rector

David Rector attended George Brown College in Toronto for marketing and business administration, graduated from the Aviation Machinist program at Sault College and APR Welding Academy in Sault Ste. Marie.  Since then Dave has worked through the ranks at the 85-year-old family business.  Dave has been manager of business development at Rector Machine Works and is now President and Co-Owner of the family business with his brother Mark and sister Michelle.

Paul Reid

Paul Reid

Paul Reid is a business development officer with the City of Greater Sudbury. His community involvement includes being the past-president of the Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce (1979-1981). He was also the chair of the Laurentian Hospital Foundation (1992-1993). He is currently the chair of the Nickel Basin Development Corporation.

Mark Tulloch

Mark Tulloch, CEO
TULLOCH Engineering

Mark Tulloch is the Chief Executive Officer of TULLOCH Engineering, a progressive consulting firm providing integrated planning, surveying, engineering and environmental services throughout Canada.  He is an Ontario Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer. 

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in project management and corporate oversight.  He is well versed in contract negotiation, staff recruitment, preparing teaming arrangements, Joint Ventures, and business development.

He has played an active role in mining construction, energy generation and distribution, the transportation industry, and municipal infrastructure development across northern Ontario.

Married with three children, Mark is actively involved in the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Church.

Union Gas Essay Scholarship Judge

Richard Eberhardt

Richard Eberhardt

How can a small environmental not-for-profit help northeastern Ontario businesses succeed in a new energy economy? That question has been driving Richard since the launch of Green Economy North in 2016. The program of reThink Green, where Richard is the program director, helps member businesses and organizations, large and small, reach their goals of cutting operating costs and reducing their impact on the environment at the same time.

A former teacher, Richard grew frustrated with the shortfalls of the school environment and moved on to the political realm where he believed real changes could be made to improve the system. In 2008 he helped elect the Member of Parliament for Sudbury, and went on to act as his senior constituency officer and community organizer through to the end of 2014.

Finding his way to leadership in partisan politics, Richard has served in a variety of national, provincial and regional roles, building his communication and collaboration skills. Organizing and managing political campaigns remains one of his favourite pastimes.

As a devoted father of two young children, Richard is involved with the community that helps them learn and grow. In the 2018 municipal election, he is seeking the Trustee seat for Rainbow Board’s Area 2.