AL Smith – Executive Director
Al is a local serial entrepreneur who started his career by launching an aerospace engineering firm before moving on to manufacturing and technology startups. Al is one of the first graduates from the Acetech CEO training program and has helped numerous companies strategically overcome challenges as a turnaround CEO, Vice President, and consultant. He has always had an interest in new technology, entrepreneurship, and the success of both business and community. Al has also supported many not-for-profits, working on boards, fundraising, and training staff.
Peter Mason – Director of Membership
A Saanich Peninsula resident for 46 years, Peter with his wife, Lois, chose the peninsula to live and raise their 4 children. He was a career high school teacher at Stelly’s School followed by his own small company for 11 years and a five-year stint with Level Ground Coffee Roasters. He understands the importance of a vibrant and safe community supported by, and intertwined with, a strong school system and a robust business community. He looks forward to working with businesses in this new Director of Membership role.