Hi, I am Arthur Tymos, a Christ-follower, husband, father, leader, learner, teacher, vision- and goal-oriented strategic thinker on a journey to unleash my full leadership potential.
My loving wife Judy is my best friend, a great supporter, and a wonderful partner in our life journey together. We met at church (Evangelistic Tabernacle, Vancouver, BC), got to know each other while playing in the orchestra (she played flute and I played alto sax) and were married in November, 1984. Judy and I are blessed with three amazing young-adult children, Brittany, Nathan and Matthew, who are doing their part to make a difference in the world.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, I have lived in the Vancouver area all my life. There is something about the ruggedness and majestic beauty of the mountains and the ocean that I love and every chance I get I head to the mountains or ocean. Our family is blessed with a view from our home that includes both.
I love to build things. As a young boy, I built toy boats using tools and scrap materials my father brought home for me. In my teenage years, I designed and developed a workshop and built some of my own furniture. During my working career, I have appreciated the opportunity to create and/or grow businesses or units. I also enjoy developing land and helping to build churches.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:
“Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself.”
My goal is to share a portion of my Life, Learning and Leadership with you through this blog. I invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts through the comment feature associated with each blog post. My hope and prayer is that by sharing together, your life and the lives of others will be enriched.
It is a pleasure to share with you. Welcome!
Disclaimer (the legal stuff)
This is my personal blog and the views and content presented herein are solely mine and not necessarily those of companies or others mentioned. While I like accuracy and will strive for excellence, I do not provide any representations as to accuracy or completeness and will not be held liable for any errors or omissions or for any damages or losses resulting from the use of information herein.
My Formal Bio (aka blah, blah, blah!)
Wow, you’re still reading, thanks!
Periodically when being introduced to speak publicly, someone will read portions of my formal bio. As it is read, I can’t help thinking “Who is this guy?” While I still consider myself young (50 is the new 30 you know), I have been blessed with many opportunities and experiences. So, for your reading pleasure (or to cure insomnia), here is my formal bio:
Arthur is a business and community leader with over thirty-three years of experience in an extensive range of leadership roles with emphasis on global leadership, vision and strategy, corporate governance, finance, marketing, information technology and manufacturing.
Previously as President & Chief Executive Officer at Creation Technologies, Arthur’s passion for enriching lives was evident in Creation’s people-centered culture. Originally joining Creation as Chief Operating Officer in 2001, he was promoted to President in 2002 and assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer in 2006, leading the company through 2013. For 12 years, Arthur served on Creation’s Board of Directors and was a Director for numerous Creation subsidiaries.
After serving in various marketing, finance and corporate roles with BC TEL from 1980 onward, Arthur was appointed Treasurer of BC TEL and BC TELECOM Inc. in 1993. He became General Manager of BC TEL Communications Systems in 1995 and was appointed Vice President in 1998. Later in 1998, he was appointed Vice President & General Manager of BC TEL’s International Wholesale division. From 1999 through 2001, he served as Vice President & Chief Information Officer for TELUS Corporation.
Arthur graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a Honours Diploma in Financial Management in 1980 and was the recipient of a number of scholarships and academic awards. In 1983 he obtained his professional accounting designation as a Certified General Accountant and is now also a Chartered Professional Accountant. Arthur graduated from the Advanced Management Program in Telecommunications at the University of Southern California in 1993 and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1994.
He served as a Director for the Fraser Health Authority from 2006 to 2009 and previously served as a Director and/or Officer of various companies and organizations including roles as Director for Telecom Leasing Canada (TLC) Inc., President and Director for BCMP Real Estate Corporation and Vice President and Director for BCT Risk Management Inc.
A passionate believer in the importance of making a difference through community service, Arthur currently serves as Chairperson and in other volunteer leadership roles with Sonrise Church and has served with several charitable organizations.
Over the years he has maintained memberships in a variety of professional organizations including the Conference Board of Canada, the Financial Executives Institute, the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
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