Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> August 9, 2004


TIM A. DUFFIN is Chief Financial Officer of Big Rock Brewery Income Trust. Mr. Duffin obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst & Young, which he left in 1979 to found Digital Perspectives Ltd., a Digital Equipment Corp. authorized dealership, to supply and support computer accounting systems. In 1978 he amalgamated Digital Perspectives Ltd. with Meyers Norris Penny Chartered Accountants and joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Duffin left Meyers Norris Penny in 1997 upon the purchase of an ownership interest in Longview Beef Jerky. He built a federally inspected plant to allow the company to export beef jerky and expanded the company into major retail markets. He sold his interest in Longview Beef Jerky in 2000 to join Big Rock Brewery as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Duffin received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary with a double major in Marketing and Accounting. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of big Rock Brewery

Income Trust and a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Duffin: Big Rock was established by Ed McNally in 1985