TEC CEO and Small Business Chair
The TEC members in Ron’s CEO group typically lead mature companies with a goal of sustainable growth. Ron finds the TEC process to be very helpful in coaching members to clarify a problem, doing a “deep dive” to the real issue and keeping members accountable, to themselves and to their business.
Ron Guidinger knows that the qualities of effective leadership are universal; that leading scores of missions as a fighter pilot in the Air Force and playing a senior role in business have much in common – both involve special ops, risk and looking out for your wingmen.
Ron served in Canada’s Air Force for 28 years as a fighter pilot and senior officer, retiring as a colonel. From 1998 to 2004 Ron was senior manager of systems for General Dynamics Canada, overseeing military C3 systems and developing contracts with values of up to $80 million, including the (LCS) Support program providing repair, overhaul and engineering support for the Canadian Army.
“In business, as in life, relationships are paramount. Financial performance and technical quality are important, but more than anything, people want to deal with someone they know, like and trust.”
Thereafter he spent seven years as VP and GM of the Services and Support Division of Raytheon Canada, a technology leader in defence, homeland security and government applications. Ron was instrumental in leading a division-wide turnaround, doubling the bottom line in five years.
Most recently, Ron applies his boundless energy and experience as a leader to chairing two TEC groups.
He is part of the wider TEC community whose members represent nearly $50 billion in annual revenues and over 100,000 employees; a demonstration of TEC’s ability to advance Canadian business and lift our nation’s prosperity.
TEC Group Vision
To have faith in one another’s integrity, be fully committed to one another and the process and have the courage to search for our professional and personal truth, together.
- Lives in Airdrie, AB, with his wife of 40 years, Cindy, near their daughters and grandchildren
- Spending time with his family
- A self-described “gym-rat,” Ron enjoys fitness training of all types