Member Highlight

Mr. Brian Lowes

President, Pinnacle Automotive Group

Brian Lowes is a licenced red seal automotive technician and a graduate of the North American Auto Dealer Association Executive Education Program in Boston.  Cars have been Brian’s passion from his earliest years, and he feels exceptionally fortunate to combine his love of cars with his dedication to contribute to developing the next generation of […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Brian Lowes

President, Pinnacle Automotive Group

Brian Lowes is a licenced red seal automotive technician and a graduate of the North American Auto Dealer Association Executive Education Program in Boston.  Cars have been Brian’s passion from his earliest years, and he feels exceptionally fortunate to combine his love of cars with his dedication to contribute to developing the next generation of leaders.  Brian, being the first in his family to be in the industry, believes wholeheartedly in being generous with his time and making investments in future leaders around him. He is currently the Chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Canada Dealer Advisory Board and holds Past President titles for the Manitoba Motor Dealer Association as well as The Entrepreneurs Organization, to name a few.  He led the foundational culture shift in all organizations he oversees to be one of values driven leadership.  His relentless focus on empowering his people to “do the right thing when no one is looking” has propelled these organizations to win multiple manufacturer and industry awards and build an engaged community of team members and customers.  In 2016 Brian was recognized a winner of the Automotive News North American top 40 under 40 and in 2018 was named the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Laureate award winner, the highest honour in the Automotive retailing business, by his peers. 

Pinnacle Automotive Group

Pinnacle Automotive Group is comprised of Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg, Focus Hyundai, Kenora Hyundai, Focus Autobody and Pinnacle Collision.  We represent 3 brands across 5 locations and provide certified repair services for numerous other brands.  Operating primarily in Winnipeg and Northwestern Ontario we create an innovative and engaging community of team members and customers while retailing and servicing some of the safest and most renowned vehicles in the world.  Our mission of creating a meaningful customer experience through inspired staff and innovation is complimented by our unwavering commitment to “doing the right thing.”  Our deeply engaged and connected team members foster a culture of entrepreneurial spirit and humility.  This allows us to connect with our customers in a unique way.  The organization has been recognized with a variety of Manufacturer and Industry Awards.

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FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as chair of the Business Council of Manitoba following other successful and accomplished chairs. Since our founding in 1998 our members, the CEOs of Manitoba is leading businesses, have contributed to making Manitoba a stronger province.

The Council, now in its third decade, will continue to fulfill its mandate to speak out on major policy issues and to advance non-partisan advice, fresh ideas, and policy positions on matters of importance to our members and our province.  On a regular basis we meet with the most senior leaders in all levels of government to lead discussions on innovative solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.

Members of the Business Council believe that it is the investments they and others in the private sector make that will create sustainable long-term growth, jobs, and prosperity all Manitobans seek. We know success is achieved by working in partnership with governments on the public investments that support economic growth, and just as importantly to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Manitoba.

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.

The Business Council is dedicated to making Manitoba a better place to live, work and invest.

We are accessible through LinkedIn and Twitter @bizcouncilmb.


Darryl Levy

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