Wayne received his degree in Computer Sciences from Western University in London, Ontario . He began his technology career as a computer programmer and became well versed in multiple programming languages.
His first position was with Standard Tube & TI, a subsidiary of General Products. During this time, Wayne became one of a few people in his field to develop significant expertise in the programming languages which IBM released with their new hardware platform. As a result, IBM requested Wayne’s assistance with several new customer implementations.
Other companies Wayne worked for include A. C. Neilsen, Trane Company and American Can. He later worked as a consultant with companies such as Ford Canada, Kaufman Footwear, Bell Canada and Imperial Oil, to name a few. Wayne also provided consulting services for the public sector with various government contracts at both the federal and provincial levels where he implemented financial information systems.
Wayne joined the Canadian Insurance Industry as VP of Information Technology at General Accident Insurance. He successfully managed a team of 100+ IT professionals, overseeing a coast-to-coast network connecting all insurance branches to the head office.
During his career, Wayne amassed a significant amount of knowledge and expertise in the information and document management industry. Together with a former colleague, he decided to create a company where he could use this knowledge to assist organizations to streamline their business processes. This was the beginning of Ash Conversions International (ACI), where Wayne fulfills the role of Vice-President, Research & Development.
Today, ACI is a leader in the Information and Document Management Solutions industry. Wayne and his team of dedicated professionals focus on helping hundreds of organizations meet their information and document management needs.
Anne Allen has a long and successful history in Finance & Administration – working with companies like CP Rail, Viceroy Rubber, Ortho Pharma, CIBC and General Accident Insurance. At General Accident, Anne began as Manager of the data entry team. She was then promoted to Manager of Methods & Procedures, where she had responsibilities for branch implementation and training on new computer systems – including the development of training manuals.
Together with her colleague Wayne Pinney, Anne co-founded ACI. Her long business history – along with her production management and training experience – prepared Anne to fulfill her core responsibilities as VP of Operations and Administration. At ACI, Anne oversees Finance, Administration and Service Production. Along with her natural business sense, Anne has demonstrated the unique ability to create an environment that incorporates the ‘human’ element, fostering synergy and teamwork – resulting in happy and productive, long-term employees.
Anna received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1985, during which time she worked in retail sales, procurement & management. Anna moved into corporate sales after graduating from U of T. In 1988 she joined ACI and has been a faithful and loyal part of the ACI team ever since. Over the last 30 years, Anna has acquired a significant amount of in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the Document Management industry – translating into many long-term client relationships.
Anna became manager of Marketing & Sales in 1990, was promoted to VP of Marketing & Sales in 1995 – and became a partner in the ACI organization in 1998. Over the years, Anna has successfully been awarded contracts with many of Canada’s leading organizations, most of which continue to benefit from ACI’s products and services today.
Anna’s strengths include the ability to quickly ascertain client needs – and with her vast industry experience, is equipped to establish the appropriate solutions to meet those clients’ needs. This innate ability strengthens client confidence and is the foundation for the many long-term relationships Anna and the ACI team enjoy with their clients.