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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 31, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Joan Fisk, Chair, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network

With over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Joan Fisk has successfully guided the direction of Tiger Brand Knitting Company Limited, Canada's largest vertical integrated knitwear manufacturer of classic and fashion leisurewear for women, men and kids.

An accomplished designer and marketing executive, she transformed the 123 year old family business from a textile manufacturer into a refashioned brand name-based retail apparel business.

She drove growth strategies by initiating comprehensive programmes and training sessions to strengthen relationships and provide up-to-date awareness of the latest styles, technology and systems within the textile and apparel business.

The immediate success of Tiger Brand's NON-FICTION, a private label specialty line created and developed by Joan, accounts for one of company's leading manufacturing divisions with expanded markets across Canada and national retailers in the USA.

In 1988, Joan was appointed President of Tiger Brand Knitting Company, to become the fifth generation family member to manage the company.