Harry brings 30 years of corporate business acumen, including 10+ years Senior Management experience as Director, Marketing Training & Development, Canadian Tire Corp. Home Office.
Harry worked as a professional buyer / marketing manager, responsible for Hardware & Home Improvements Products Divisions of CTC; accountable for over $ 250 million in revenue. Harry has directed and supported a team of buyers and procurement analysts during his successful career at Canadian Tire Corp.
Harry and his wife Tamela (Tami) Price-Fry have lived in Bonfield (on Lake Nosbonsing) since 2007. Together, they have 4 daughters (... all have University Undergraduate “Bachelor” degrees... plus assorted “Graduate” Degrees). Tami and Harry have 4 grandchildren.
Harry’s skill sets include: Project Management; Strategic Planning; Logistics/Procurement Management; Financial Management; vision to see the ‘big Picture’ and ability to set tactical priorities.
Harry is past Chairman, Bonfield Rural Watch and OPP Community Policing Committee, where he served for 7 years and past member of the Bonfield and District Lions Club after moving to the Near North. Harry has also served on the ‘Planning Advisory Committee’ (PAC) for the Township of Bonfield.
Harry is a committed Volunteer Fundraiser with The North Bay Regional Health Centre “Foundation” (NBRHCF) – He often volunteers for the annual Hospital Walk / Run Fundraiser Committee.
While living & working in Toronto, Harry volunteered his service as a “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) business advisor, sitting on the Humber College Business Advisory Committee (BAC) for 4 years.
Harry is the President, HMF Marketing, -- a Sales & Marketing company, specializing in Industrial Cutting Tools & HVAC products; supplying industrial products to the mining, manufacturing and Industrial Supply sectors in the Near North of Ontario.
Harry is a Graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto (Liberal Arts) ... plus he holds a diploma from College Boreal in Sudbury, (Heavy Equipment Operator Training).
By serving on the Near North District School Board as a Trustee, Harry believes that his wide business acumen and professional experience can add real value to the students and citizens of our NNDSB communities. Financial acumen is a strength, as well as strategic visioning.
Harry seeks to ‘give back’ to his fellow Ontarians, to represent our students and families, to optimize full value for our tax dollars, to understand the needs of our students and communities and to pursue effective solutions, while being cognisant of the ability to fund our education goals going forward.
Harry thanks the students and citizens of our communities for their ongoing support as their Zone 2 Trustee.