brian holmes

Brian Holmes





In addition to being a well-regarded consultant with an aptitude for developing teams and systems, Brian Holmes’ also led Columbia Plastics for over a decade – a privately-held custom injection molding company. Being in leadership positions and guiding organizations through several notable economic events, Brian’s expertise extends far beyond rapid growth actions and corporate downsizing. Throughout his career, Brian’s skill set has led to implementing new technologies and training programs to develop people. A few of Brian’s innovations include introducing the first cleanroom for custom plastics manufacturing in Western Canada and implementing lean methodologies that guide companies towards optimization and added value for the customer. Additionally, Brian has also managed several non-profit organizations, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the SME Education Foundation.

Brian’s educational accolades include a Physical Metallurgy diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification, and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Brian is also recognized by the SME College of Fellows for his outstanding contributions to the social, technological, and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession.

As a previous TEC member, Brian knows how the TEC speakers, resources – and especially – the problem-solving capabilities of a TEC group can help to advance developing leaders and their organizations.

TEC Group Vision

To lead a group of agenda-free, unbiased, non-competing business leaders to enhance their personal and professional lives. Expertly guiding life-long learners to outperform their competitors, the power of our peer group will see members excel in the contemporary new-normal – personally and professionally.


  • Lives in Fort Langley with his wife Kelly.
  • Applied Science Technologist. Certified Manufacturing Engineer (Mgmt) and SME Fellow.
  • Loves to travel, especially by motorcycle touring.
  • Enjoys fixing things, outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, and canoeing.

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,500 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 35 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 22,000 business leaders.

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