John Gocek is a C-level executive with close to thirty years of experience covering manufacturing operations, particularly in the HVAC sector, corporate finance and investment banking. Prior to joining Sofame as CEO in 2007, Gocek held the positions of CFO, VP Finance and Controller of Ventrol from 1997 to 2006 which is a manufacturer of custom air handling equipment and subsidiary of Nortek Holdings. Gocek began his career at Marine Midland Bank in New York in money markets, moved to Montreal with Republic National Bank of New York, and then moved to lending with the Business Development Bank of Canada. Gocek also ran a financing consulting practice from 1993 to 1998. Gocek holds a bachelors degree in Honours Economics from McGill University, and completed Management Associate training on Wall Street with Marine Midland Bank in 1985. Gocek was a Director of the Corporation from October 24, 2007 until May 6, 2009, and his hands-on leadership has positioned Sofame in the industrial energy efficiency arena.