Tim MacDonald, C.M. is president and CEO of Ideal Supply, a family held electrical supplies and auto parts distributor based in Listowel, ON with multiple locations in Central Ontario. Ideal Supply has been named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for eight consecutive years. Tim attended Carleton University studying Political Science and English, and joined Ideal Supply in 1981. His community engagement initiatives include: President of the Listowel Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Western Ontario Chapter of YPO and Chair of the Electro-Federation Canada. He sat on the Board of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and was the Founding Chair of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation. He is the recipient of and Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Assumption University and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a member of the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Tim and Jim Balsillie co-founded the Arctic Research Foundation in 2010. Tim and his wife Alexandra live in Stratford, Ontario.