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Conergy Canada president now chairing CanSIA board


December 8, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

December 7, 2012 – The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)—which represents more than 650 solar energy companies throughout Canada—today announced its 2012-13 board of directors and executive. Leading the pack as chair is Jared Donald, president of Conergy Canada, and Gregory Scallen, counsel with SunEdison as vice-chair. Rounding out the group are:

• Jim MacDougall, Treasurer (president, Compass Renewable Energy Consulting Inc.)
• Jacob Sadikman, Secretary (associate, corporate, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)
• Michelle Chislett, past chair, ex-officio (VP solar development, GDF SUEZ Canada)
• David Kelly (president, Sedmek Inc.; partner, SkyFire Energy Inc.)
• Ron Mantay (VP, Engineering and Construction, Powerstream Solar)
• Bob Waddell (GM, Centrosolar)
• Rob Waters (solar product manager, Viessmann Mfg. Co. Inc.)

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with such an experienced group as we face a year that will be key to our industry,” said Donald. “Of the many challenges that face the industry, a critical one will be to make our voice heard at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of governments to let everyone know solar is a reliable energy source that can only benefit the future of all Canadians.”