Mr. Grimm is a Chartered Accountant and also has his CPA and FCA designations. He attended Waterloo Lutheran University (Wilfred Laurier) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. In 1972, he completed an MBA in Accounting and Finance at McMaster University. Mr. Grimm was an active member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants from 1976-2012 and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 1995-2012. During his career, he was a partner at KPMG in the firm’s audit group for 23 years from 1972-1995. He then practiced as an audit partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) for 15 years starting in 1995. Notably, he was the Managing Partner of PwC Waterloo Region up to his retirement in 2010 and chaired its Governance Committee. Mr. Grimm does not currently supply services to Linamar and has not done so in the past three years.
Mr. Grimm was very actively involved in the service of his community. He has served as the Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Committee of Canada’s Technology Triangle; he was the former Chair of North Waterloo’s Housing Authority and Chair of the Ontario Counsel of Chairs; he was a director of Kitchener, Guelph and Windsor Chambers of Commerce and is a founding director of Homewood Foundation. He was also a past Committee Chair for Prosperity 2000 Windsor. Since 2011, Mr. Grimm has been a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and owns and manages a vineyard in Tunuyan, Argentina.
Current Board and Council Memberships: Chair of Advisory Committee: Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
Former Public Board Memberships: None.