Trask, J. Wayne | 2014

J. Wayne Trask

Wayne Trask had a successful corporate career, primarily as the Chief Financial Officer of Lundrigan’s-Comstock Group of Companies headquartered in Corner Brook. During his career and until the time of his passing in 2013, Wayne was involved in a number of entrepreneurial pursuits.

Wayne was part owner and former chairperson of the board for JJD Holdings Inc., a land assembly and development company and part-owner of Cambridge Estates Inc. and Cambridge Estates (Realty) Inc. Opening in 2005 Cambridge Estates was the first and largest 100% privately- funded level 1 and 2 personal care home in Newfoundland and Labrador. Rockmount Properties, a real estate development company, started in 2010 by Wayne and partners, continues to be a significant condominium development.

Earlier in his career on the west coast of Newfoundland, Wayne became a franchisee of Direct-Way and later, with partners, purchased Atlantic Gypsum, which was subsequently sold to Lafarge Gypsum Canada. This was evidence of Wayne’s willingness to try new things and his belief that entrepreneurship is a meaningful way to grow and prosper.

Wayne played an active community role. He was a Chairperson of the Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission in Newfoundland and Labrador and served as a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Board of Directors. He served as a leader with groups such as the Canada Games, Rotary, Knights of Columbus, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wayne was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, selected as one of the top CEO’s in Newfoundland and Labrador and received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

Wayne Trask was a true entrepreneur and community leader. Often defined as a motivator and builder, he now takes his place with other exemplary individuals through induction in the Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame.


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