Mr. Schneider obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo specializing in Management Accounting in May 1993 and became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in September 1995.He joined Linamar in May 1993 working as a financial analyst at the Corporate Headquarters. In October 1994, Mr. Schneider was promoted to Accounting Supervisor of Autocom Manufacturing. From October 1994 until July 2002, he progressed through various management positions in the field of accounting at several of Linamar’s Canadian manufacturing facilities and Linamar’s Hungarian operations. In July 2002, he became the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with responsibilities including the support of the company’s strategic initiatives such as acquisitions.In August 2005, Mr. Schneider accepted the position of Director of Finance for the 12 manufacturing facilities in Linamar’s Engine Group. Mr. Schneider became the Corporate Controller in January 2008 and held the position until November 2010 when he assumed the responsibility of Executive Vice President of Finance.