Rob Van Wely was recognized with the 2022 TEC Master Chair Award and Chair Excellence Award. For more information on our 2022 Chair Awards, please click here.
Rob Van Wely
TEC CEO Chair
Hamilton and Niagara, ON
“We aspire to be better leaders, make better decisions and achieve better results. We pursue best practices and provide each other with fresh perspectives and new ideas.”
Rob Van Wely is passionate about helping leaders achieve business goals and personal success. He has demonstrated an ability to build best-in-class organizations and lead and execute winning business strategies.
Rob served as CFO of Andrew Peller Limited and as President of Global Vintners. Both roles have given Rob an understanding of the challenges and successes of growing a business. At Global Vintners, he led the completion of four acquisitions, established a multi-channel distribution strategy and developed an organization that was considered an Employer of Choice. In so doing, he established Global Vintners as a global leader in personal wine-making products and services, growing the company from $35 million to $65 million in annual sales.
As a TEC Chair and Executive Coach, Rob is committed to helping business leaders gain new ideas and fresh perspectives, uncover new opportunities and move forward with confidence. He is excited to share the perspective of a director, the experience of a CEO and the passion of a business owner with fellow chief executives.
TEC Group Vision
“We are a high performing group of CEO’s who aspire to be better leaders, make better decisions and achieve better results. We pursue best practices and strive to outperform our competitors. Committed to our mutual success, we provide each other with fresh perspectives and new ideas. We inspire each other to improve our businesses, enhance our personal lives and contribute to the well-being of our employees and community.”
- Lives in Grimsby with his wife, Jane; they have six children and 11 grandchildren
- Likes all sports, especially golf
- Director – McNally House Hospice