President and CEO
Rick Jamieson is the President and CEO or “Chief Energizing Officer” of ABS Friction, based in Guelph, ON. Producing “Brake Pads REALLY Made in Canada”, ABS Friction is an industry leader in the manufacture and testing of aftermarket disc brake pads, supplying to over 20 markets around the world, including the United States and Mexico.
Rick co-founded ABS in 1995. He is also an alumni of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he earned his CPA, CA designation.
Rick is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and past Chapter Chair of the Great Lakes Chapter of YPO, a member of the International Events Committee of YPO and also a past Co-Chair of the Toronto Chapter of EO (the Entrepreneurs Organization.)
Rick serves his industry through participation as Board member of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association, as current Chairman of the Brake Standards Association, as former President and Chairman of the Friction Materials Standards Institute and as former chairman of the Brake Manufacturer’s Council.
A dedicated lifelong learner, Rick is a graduate of the Ivey Quantum Shift Program and the MIT Birthing of Giants Program. Rick is also an annual participant in the GOT Entrepreneurs’ Conclave at MIT.
In 2012, Rick was recognized for his contributions to the automotive sector in Canada and was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, one of only 38 Canadians in the industry to receive this accolade.