Joe Loparco, OCC Board Member
AGS Automotive Systems and Tiercon Corp.
Joe Loparco is the Co-President of AGS Automotive Systems and Tiercon Corp., both members of the J2 Group of Companies.
As Tier 1 automotive part suppliers, AGS and Tiercon have the distinctive ability to manufacture complex plastic-metal components and assemblies such as bumper systems. Their capabilities span engineering design, heavy metal stampings, injection molding, Class “A” chrome plating and painting and final assembly.
Joe has also provided investment, advisory and restructuring services to a number of clients through J2 Management Corp with his partner Joe Leon. They have helped lead a number of successful turnarounds and are focused on building strong organizations for the long run.
Prior to co-founding J2, Joe spent over a decade with IBM Canada in a variety of roles, involving numerous strategic initiatives and acquisitions, including establishing IBM’s new state-of-the-art software development facility in Ontario.
Joe is currently the Chairman of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) and a Director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, actively promoting manufacturing in Canada.
Joe graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984 with a major in Economics and Political Science and also holds an MBA & CFA.