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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
September 4, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Ian Gilbart, BA Honours (Geography) '94, MA (Geography) '96, Supply Chain

Ian is the Vice President of Supply Chain for Mark's (Mark's Work Wearhouse | A division of the Canadian Tire Group), based in Calgary, Alberta.  With sales of over a billion dollars in 2012, Mark’s is one of Canada’s leading footwear and apparel retailers, offering high-quality work wear, casual and business wear, and outdoor apparel for both men and women across its 385 stores.  Ian has over 17 years of supply chain experiences across a broad range of specialties. 

In his current role, Ian is responsible for all Distribution, Imports & Customs, Domestic Transportation and Supply Chain Project functions at Mark’s.  Previously, Ian has held increasingly senior supply chain roles with Mark’s and Canadian Tire Corporation; including extensive experience with advanced demand forecasting, time phased store and distribution center replenishment, distribution, transportation, operations planning and several major strategy, process and technology implementations.  

Ian received two degrees from Laurier, a Masters of Arts in Geography (1996) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography (1994).  Ian joined Laurier's School of Business Dean's Advisory Council in 2013.