Eric Potter encapsulates over 30 years of diverse business experience, where he has assumed the roles of President, Vice President, and COO in industries that span oil & gas, technology, alternative power (Global Thermoelectric), manufacturing (RTA Millwork, Westridge Cabinets), and mechanical services (Gateway Mechanical Services). During his professional career, he has disrupted niche markets by adapting existing products to growing markets – such as remote power for oil & gas well automation – and created significant growth – both locally and through export – to over 30 countries worldwide. Eric has a proven track record of developing and implementing business plans which have delivered results such as 20x revenue growth, and 2.5x market share growth in a mature market – during a recession.
Eric’s astute understanding of new businesses and their market dynamics, combined with a dedication to growing new business leaders, has been the constant theme of his successful career and has ultimately led him to become a passionate TEC Chair. Eric’s values of being a market-driven and customer-focused leader fuel him to create company cultures and business plans that align organizations with the potential for significant and sustainable growth. Few understand Canadian business leaders better, and Eric’s achievements in business make him committed to helping others achieve the same.
TEC Group Vision
My goal is to help Edmonton area business leaders advance their leadership capabilities so they can create world class, sustainable businesses that are pillars in the local community.
Members are fast-paced and efficient individuals that ensure their time is well-spent in discovering the true root of their issues – and the sustainable solutions that deliver real impact. The group will strive to achieve new levels of personal and business achievements through leveraging the strengths and attention of a committed, trusted group of peers. The group’s high level of trust will facilitate the exploration of high-risk concepts – pushing both business and personal boundaries.
- Eric holds a P.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
- He is a Certified Sales Professional (Distinction)
- He has completed the Certified Business Valuators Program, York University, and the Advanced Management Program – AMP, Harvard Business School
- He enjoys all things outdoors, especially in the mountains, and is dedicated to personal fitness