EFC presents annual award to Doug Baldwin; names 2013-2014 board
By Alyssa Dalton
April 24, 2013 – EBMag was there yesterday when Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)—a national, not-for-profit industry association representing the electrical, consumer electronics and telecommunications markets—honoured Doug Baldwin with its 2013 Industry Recognition Award (IRA). The award was presented during EFC’s Annual General Meeting in Mississauga, Ont.
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Instrumental in forming EFC, Baldwin was previously an EFC president and CEO following two director terms and served as the first chair of the Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada (EEMAC). He spent the majority of his career at Schneider Electric, including time as president and CEO.
In addition to EFC, Baldwin’s involvement in association work included the Manitoba Electrical Association, Electric Service League of Manitoba, Canadian Electrical Distributors Association, Canadian Electrical Association. He serves and has served in either director or board positions with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Quality Management Institute, IDW/IDEA, Hammond Power Solutions and Moloney Electric Inc.
“Doug is an individual who helped shape the electrical industry in Canada, delivering results while also giving wisdom and leadership through his involvement in many key organizations,” said Jim Taggart, EFC president and CEO.
The association also announced its new 2013-2014 chair and board, with the executive committee consisting of:
• Kevin Mallory – Hubbell Canada LP (Chair)
• Tim Horsman – E.B. Horsman & Son (Vice Chair)
• Nathalie Pilon – Thomas & Betts Limited (Treasurer)
• Francois Anquetil – Sonepar Canada (Secretary)
• Elaine Gerrie-Valentini – Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited (Past Chair)
“With any organization, strong leadership is critical to success and EFC is fortunate to have an experienced executive committee in-place. This team will provide our EFC members in the Canadian electrical, consumer electronics and telecommunication industries with the necessary strategic direction and governance,” said Taggart.
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