Paul A. Tichauer MA (Oxon), PhD (MIT), MBA
A highly experienced, successful CEO and COO with early roots in materials technology and marketing, I have held senior leadership positions with a broad array of companies – large, small, public, private – in Canada, the United States and Europe. Most recently, I was President of the Langen Packaging Group, a global manufacturer of highly automated packaging machinery systems based in Toronto and the Netherlands.
Since 2012, I have guided numerous CEOs and other senior business leaders to greater success through my work as a professional mentor and business coach. The annual revenues of my clients’ businesses range from $3 million to over $1.2 billion and span a broad array of sectors and industries:
• Services: Engineering, legal, accounting (public and private), insurance, distribution, retail, investment banking, recruiting, marketing, media, not-for-profit, education, hospitality, recreation
• Industrial: Industrial equipment and systems, large scale Ag equipment, engineering, construction (large and small firms), renewable energy, manufacturing, piping systems, pumps, manufacturers and users of highly-engineered packaging equipment and systems
• Technology: Commercial refrigeration systems, electric power, residential HVAC, IT
• Materials: Metallurgy, mining, plastics, chemicals
I have built strong, ongoing and longstanding relationships with my mentees, a number of whom have worked with me continuously for many years.
A Rhodes Scholar, I have a B.Eng. in Metallurgy from McGill University, an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, a PhD in Metallurgy from MIT and an MBA in Finance with Distinction from Pace University.
I have also worked in the United States for fourteen years and in Europe for five. I have been Chair or Director of a number of companies and non-profit organizations as well as an Investment Committee member for several private equity funds. Currently, in addition to my activities as an International Executive Mentor, I am a commercial arbitrator. I was the Founding Chair of the Canada Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and am Vice-President of the Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR. I served on the Advisory Board of a large family business group, as well as on the boards of several classical music organizations including Soundstreams, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.
Canadian by birth and also a citizen of the EU, I am based in Toronto with satellite locations in New York City and the Tri-State Area.
“Thought provoking, challenging, supportive – Paul is skilled at coaching you to tackle the big obstacles by bringing fresh perspectives to the daily challenges of leadership. He is uncanny in his ability to bring relevant insight to my role as CEO of a large non-profit, drawing on his vast experience in leading organizations entirely different from my own – that is the true gift of insight and wisdom.”
–Yves Savoie, Chief Executive Officer, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada