Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> April 4, 2005

Don Ho – Cpac Holdings Ltd (cpk:tsx.v)

DON HO, President and CEO of CPAC (Care) Holdings Ltd., was educated in Hong Kong, where he earned degrees in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, and also became an Authorized Architect. Upon graduation in 1966, Mr. Ho joined Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners, where he was involved in the design and construction of major projects such as the Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Plover Cover Water Scheme and the Hong Kong Airport Runway Extension. In 1973, he took on a position as Senior Lecturer of Civil and Structural Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 1976, he founded Associated Architects & Engineers, of which he was Principal Partner until he moved to Canada. In 1986, Mr. Ho established his home in Vancouver and founded Trans City Group of Companies, which include investment, property development and property management and sales. Trans City successfully developed and constructed a full range of residential and industrial projects in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Mr. Ho founded CPAC in 1995, drawing upon his more than 35 years of combined professional experience as a Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer and Authorized Architect, and a successful real estate developer. Under Mr. Ho's guidance, CPAC has met with success and growth in a number of British Columbia communities, earning the company a place on Profit Magazine's first annual list of 'Canada's 50 Hottest Startup Companies.' Mr. Ho himself has been recognized for his vision and leadership by a number of organizations, including being named as finalist in the prestigious Ernst and Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year' program in 2001. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a history and overview of the company?

Mr. Ho: The company was founded in 1995 by a core group of partners who

engaged in development projects together. We originated