Also known as Jos, Joseph has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Connex See Service, Inc. (formerly, Cygnal Technologies Corporation) since 2005. Jos has also been Interim President and General Manager of Network Solutions Group of Cygnal Technologies Corp. since April 2006. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Life Labs, Inc., and interim Chief Executive Officer of Teranet Inc. until July 2, 2009. He has had a successful career as a top-level executive dating back more than two decades, with an impressive track record of identifying corporate inefficiencies, implementing solutions, and improving cash flow.
Jos has successfully experienced turnaround situations for a number of small to large cap companies in the telecom, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and distribution sectors. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Sodisco-Howden Group Inc. from July 16, 2001 to December 2004, where his efforts contributed to a tripling of the stock price before it was sold. From 1999 to 2001, Jos served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Skyjack. From 1996 to 1997, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Cable, Ltd., and from 1988- to 1995, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Canadian Tire Acceptance Ltd. Since 1996, he served as Senior Vice-President of Diversified Business for its parent company, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), with responsibility for the CTAL, petroleum, and real estate & construction operations. He also served as Chairman of Acxsys Corporation.
Jos has been Chairman of the Board of Connex See Service, Inc. since August 31, 2007 and Manaris (2010) Corp. since June 2008. He serves as Member of Compensation Committee and Member of Executive Committee for Sodisco-Howden Group Inc. He has been Chairman of the Board of Avensys Corporation since June 2008 and has been its Director since November 15, 2005. He was also Director of Connex See Service, Inc. since November 15, 2005 and Manaris (2010) Corp. (alternate name, Manaris Corp.) since November 15, 2005. He served as Director of Sodisco-Howden Group Inc. from 1997 to December 2004; Skyjack from December 1999 to June 2001; Connex Telecommunications Corporation since November 15, 2005 and Rogers Cable Ltd., from June 1996 to May 1997.
He is a Canadian Stage Director. Mr. Wintermans received an MBA from Queens University, Master of Law from the University of Leyden, and an Honorary Fellowship from Ryerson University.