General Carpenter, 1978
President and CEO, OakWood
John Liptak is the CEO and president of OakWood, an award-winning design and construction company in Ottawa. His passion has taken him from sweeping his father’s job sites at the age of 11 to running a family business. By combining his love of computer software with his college education as a carpentry apprentice, he has made his company a technological leader in the industry, generating more than $24 million in sales in 2017.