Tom Foster

Tom Foster is the President & CEO at Industrial Machine & Mfg. Inc. (IMM). Foster has been at the helm for over 30 years. IMM has been in operation in Saskatchewan since 1956. The family-owned business was purchased by his father Perry in 1976 and manufactures parts and equipment for heavy industries. IMM has customers around the globe, including Canada, the U.S., Ecuador, Venezuela, Norway, the U.K., New Zealand and Indonesia. The company's staff of more than 70 includes many with 20 years or more of service, and in several cases more than one generation of a family works side by side. In 2014, IMM was the inaugural recipient of the Saskatchewan Manufacturer of the Year award for exemplary achievement in business success, dedication to community and industry and employer excellence.

As an advocate for the promotion of Saskatchewan industrial manufacturers and suppliers, Foster played an instrumental role in founding the Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association Inc., or SIMSA. Launched in April 2013, the organization promotes Saskatchewan solutions for global resource industries. The association represents more than 80 members, over 2,000 employees and tens of millions in annual investment here in Saskatchewan. Members range from small operations to companies with annual sales over $1 billion.

Foster is a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 1991.