James Peters

Former Executive Chairman of Hadrian Group of Companies

James Peters is a businessman residing in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He was most recently the Executive Chairman and a major shareholder of the Hadrian Group of Companies. Hadrian is a worldwide supplier of commercial building products with facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Mentor, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona. James was President of Hadrian from 1997 to 2017. James’ early career was in financial services and he brought a finance and marketing perspective to Hadrian’s operations with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, utilizing leading software solutions. He was also instrumental in introducing Hadrian to International markets such as Latin America and Asia. Prior to joining Hadrian in 1993, James held first an Accounting Analyst role and then a Marketing Management role at CUMIS (1990-1993) and a Computer Analyst role at the Bank of Montreal (1989). James has sat on numerous local charities’ boards and was the Board Chair of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. Currently, James chairs the International Justice Mission (IJM) Canada Board, is a board member of Young Life Canada, chairing the Camping Committee and is Board Chair at Compass Point Bible Church. He is also one of the founders of 541 Eatery & Exchange, a social enterprise located in downtown Hamilton. James holds a Charter Director designation from the Directors College (DeGroote School of Business and Conference Board of Canada joint effort) an MBA (DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University) and an HBScF (Lakehead University). He has traveled extensively and has spent extended periods of time in Asia, based in Shanghai, assessing and developing Hadrian’s presence there. Married with two children and a son-in-law, favorite pastimes are road cycling, downhill skiing and piloting his airplane.