Mr. Reidel retired during 2008 and is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Kuntz Electroplating Inc., a Kitchener-Waterloo company founded in 1948. Mr. Reidel joined Kuntz in March 2001 as Vice President – Finance. Prior to joining Kuntz, Mr. Reidel spent 39 years with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and was Office Managing Partner of their Waterloo Region Office. Ernst & Young is an international professional service firm offering services to all industry sections in the areas of accounting, auditing, advisory, tax and corporate finance. Mr. Reidel earned his CA designation from Queen’s University in 1967. Kuntz does not currently supply services to Linamar Corporation and has not done so in the past five years.
Mr. Reidel has been a Director of Linamar Corporation since 2003 and has been the Chair of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since 2003.