Meet our Team

Mike Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Mike, manager of the WMCO cluster since 2012, has grown the cluster from 25 to 140 member SMEs. He manages strategic projects, partnerships, outreach, business development, events, and networking best practices.

With 35+ years of industry experience, Mike has developed manufacturing consortium communities in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. He also works as a part-time professor at Georgian College.

Mike holds a Masters Degree in Workplace Leadership and Adult Education from Athabasca University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Science and Applied Human Studies.

Michael Petrie

Sr. Membership Manager
Michael Petrie, Senior Project and Members Manager, brings experience in Small Business Ownership, Corporate Management, and Academics. With a passion for coaching and team building, he is excited to be part of the WMCO team.

Brayden DeWitt

Cluster Administration Specialist

Dave Emmerson

Chief Financial Officer