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John Ball


John Ball retired from General Dynamics Land Systems after a distinguished 38-year career, including his appointment to the company's Senior Leadership Team as Director–Canadian Programs, a position he held starting in August 2013. In this role he had responsibility for all Canadian programs' profit & loss, performance, and client relations. Mr. Ball previously held the position of Director Sustainment Services, GDLS-Canada.

John Ball retired from General Dynamics Land Systems after a distinguished 38-year career, including his appointment to the company's Senior Leadership Team as Director–Canadian Programs, a position he held starting in August 2013. In this role he had responsibility for all Canadian programs' profit & loss, performance, and client relations. Mr. Ball previously held the position of Director Sustainment Services, GDLS-Canada.

Prior to his later assignments, Mr. Ball was the Program Manager, Stryker Vehicles, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. He also held managerial assignments for GDLS-C in Support Services Project Management, Stryker Reset Operations Site Manager, Ft Lewis, WA, and Manufacturing Programs in London, ON.

Mr. Ball brings to ADGA's Strategic Advisory Council his many decades of experience in the defence and manufacturing industries. After beginning his career in engineering design for transit coach and light armoured vehicles at GDLS-C, formerly known as General Motors Diesel Division and GM Defense, Mr. Ball progressed through engineering, manufacturing, and services, performing leadership roles in production, locomotive contract maintenance, manufacturing programs–product launch and program management.

He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, in addition to diplomas and certificates in mechanical design from Conestoga College, strategic leadership from Queens University, organizational behaviour from the University of Western Ontario, project management professional PMI from the Project Management Institute, and strategic leadership from the Ivey Business School.

Mr. Ball is a passionate and creative executive who believes that strong and trusting relationships are the key to any successful business, and that maintaining and nurturing these relationships demands genuine efforts.

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