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Member Highlight

Mr. Doug Harvey

CEO, DLH Group

Doug Harvey is a true Winnipegger. He was raised in Fort Garry and later graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba before launching his career as a sales rep in the Truck Division of International Harvester. In 1981, as International began privatizing its dealerships, Doug seized the opportunity to become a business owner by buying into his first truck dealership in Winnipeg.     Today, Doug’s enterprises have grown to include […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Doug Harvey

CEO, DLH Group

Doug Harvey is a true Winnipegger. He was raised in Fort Garry and later graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba before launching his career as a sales rep in the Truck Division of International Harvester.

In 1981, as International began privatizing its dealerships, Doug seized the opportunity to become a business owner by buying into his first truck dealership in Winnipeg.    

Today, Doug’s enterprises have grown to include companies in Retail & Distribution, Manufacturing and Land Development. In total, Doug’s businesses employ 800 people across Canada including over 350 in Manitoba. 

Doug is extremely active in the community and encourages all his employees to do the same. He serves on numerous boards and industry committees including the Chair of the FortWhyte Legacy Society, The MazerGroup and CentreVenture Development Corporation.

Doug has also served as Chair of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation,

Chair of the Business Council of Manitoba, Chair of FortWhyte Alive, Chair of Yes! Winnipeg, Twice Chair of Idealease, Twice Chair of International Dealer Council, Chair of Economic Development Winnipeg, Vice Chair of Winnipeg Airport Authority, Co-Chair of Homecoming 2010, Board Member of Manitoba Hydro and Board Member of Children’s Museum.

As a result of Doug’s philanthropic and community leadership, he has been honored with the following awards…

2014      The Manitoba Museum Tribute Award

2015      Outstanding Manitoba Philanthropist of the Year Award

2017      Golden Dragon Citizen of the Year Award

2019      The Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for outstanding contribution to the community

2020      Inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame

2022      University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award

2022      Awarded The Order of Manitoba

Doug and his wife Jan, are proud life-long Winnipeggers whose three children, spouses and six grandchildren all work, play and reside in “The Peg”.

DLH Group

Doug’s enterprises are rolled up into the DLH Group which includes the following businesses

  • Maxim Truck & Trailer – a tuck, trailer dealership and lease & rental network with 17 locations across Canada
  • Tereck Diesel – a heavy duty repair facility in Winnipeg
  • Summit Trailer Ltd. – a trailer dealer and fabrication business with three locations in Alberta and BC
  • Arne’s Welding Ltd. – a trailer manufacturer based in Winnipeg 
  • Toowoomba Land Company – a real estate developer based in Winnipeg
  • Trout River Industries – Trailer manufacturer based in Coleman, Prince Edward Island

In total, Doug’s businesses employ approximately 1,000 people across Canada.

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board at the Business Council of Manitoba. Following the many past successful chairs, I look forward to bringing the same passion and dedication to advocating for Manitoba’s best interests.

The Council comprises Manitoba’s leading CEOs with shared vision and belief in our province. Since our founding in 1998, the Council has remained committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Manitoba to lead, promote, and drive innovation and success. This joint effort between political, business, and community leaders has been instrumental in crafting policies that align with our mission of a stronger Manitoba.

We remain dedicated to non-partisan policy advocacy to all three levels of government regarding issues and advancements that affect our community’s success and well-being.

As incoming Chair of the Board, I am proud to lead the Council through this next chapter and look forward to being apart of making Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest.

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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Mike Pyle

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO