Donald Mackenzie Green
At home on the plant floor, in the boardroom or on open water, Don Green’s remarkable life is shaped by his community, his companies and his sport. Prior to joining the family firm, Hamilton Clamp Company, Don sailed around the world at 18 writing a book about the adventure. Returning home, he transformed Hamilton Clamp into Tridon Ltd., a global auto parts powerhouse. Under his leadership, Tridon developed several world-firsts: the first non-metallic wiper blade and the first electronic signal flasher. In 1978, he skipped “Evergreen” to victory in the Canada’s Cup and in 1979, survived the deadly Fastnet Storm that took the lives of 17 sailors off England. A member of the Order of Canada, chair of Innovation Ontario, and governor of the Ontario Research Foundation, Don is currently the Chairman/CEO of Greenfleet Limited.