Peter Conlon, Leadership, Vision and Team Building
“The best way to consolidate your power is to give it away. To do this you need to build leadership within your company.” – Peter Conlon
An award-winning business leader with an extensive history of fixing and growing companies, Peter Conlon is passionate about business. With 37 years in general management and leadership in Canada, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, he has significant experience in large corporations, small businesses, independent entities and subsidiary operations, including direct line management of marketing, sales, finance, operations, product management and strategic planning.
As President and CEO of Nautel Limited, he brought the company to a position of global leadership, including its selection as Exporter of the Year at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards and as one of Canada’s Passion Capitalists. In 2014, Peter joined LED Roadway Lighting as Chief Executive Officer with the goal of transforming that exciting Nova Scotia green technology leader into a sustainable, disciplined enterprise.
He is not a subscriber to stylistic, prescriptive solutions to problems. He recognizes and appreciates that the challenges organizations face are deeply personal and need individual attention. Great leadership and communication are required to allow teams to work on the issues together in a safe, well-defined environment.
Peter was selected as Business Person of the Year at the 2010 Halifax Business Awards and was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2014. He is often called on to speak about leadership, vision and team building.