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Plaintree Systems Inc trades under - NPT symbol

Board of directors

William David Watson II

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Mr. Watson became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on November 4, 1999 and was appointed a director of the Company on February 9, 2000. From October 1993 to November 1999, Mr. Watson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Targa Group Inc. Prior to 1993, Mr. Watson was a tax specialist in public and private practice. Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Management Economics from the University of Guelph.


Mr. Patterson was appointed a director of the Company in January 2000. In 1988, Mr. Patterson co-founded CANAI Inc. (which in 1991 became Plaintree Systems Inc.) and from 1995 through 1999 was the Vice-President of International Sales, and served as the Corporate Secretary of the Company from 1988 to 2001. Mr. Patterson is currently CEO of GAN Systems Inc. Prior to this, he was responsible for international marketing with Voxium Inc., a manufacturer of premium home theatre equipment. He serves on the board and audit committees of Intertainment Media Inc. (TSXV) and e-djuster Inc. Mr. Patterson was educated at Manchester and Aston University in the United Kingdom and holds a Chartered Engineer designation.


Mr. Vickers continues to act as an independent finance/business consultant (providing services in finance, strategic planning, business development, organizational development, M&A, cash management, compliance/governance and certain senior management roles) to private and public companies since departing Desjardins Securities Inc. in May 2003. Based in Toronto, he was a Vice-President, Investment Banking, Technology Group for Desjardins Securities Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Desjardins Mouvement, a financial services conglomerate, from January 2002 to April 2003. From August 2000 through to December 2001, Mr. Vickers was an independent finance/business consultant to private and public companies. He has been a director of private and public companies engaged in technology (software, hardware, internet based technologies) as well as the hospitality industry. He was a Vice-President in Corporate Finance at Groome Inc. and Yorkton Securities Ltd. from July 1996 through to July 2000 specializing in new economy companies (i.e. software, hi-tech, telecom, biotech). From January 1990 to July 1996, he was the Director and a Manager of Company Listings at the Toronto Stock Exchange. From July 1985 to December 1989, he was a corporate lender at the CIBC and a senior analyst in Engineering Economics at Bell Canada. Mr. Vickers earned a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto (1985) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics (summa cum laude) from McMaster University (1982).