CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Velan Inc.||Savaria Corporation||ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.|
|TouchBistro||AirBoss of America Corp.||Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc.|
|Hinterland Metals Inc.||3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd.||Aftermath Silver Ltd.|
|Discovery Harbour Resources Corp.||Metamaterial Inc.||Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation|
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Velan Inc. [MONTREAL] (TSX: VLN) announced the appointment of Rejean Ostiguy as its new Chief Financial Officer. He is succeeding John Ball, who has been Chief Financial Officer since June 2005. Ostiguy pursued a career in the finance departments of various industries, namely at Bombardier Recreational Products Inc (“BRP”) and more recently at Knowlton Development Corporation (“KDC”). Ostiguy joined the Company in August 2019, Ball will continue to support the Company as Executive Vice President, Global Finance.
Savaria Corporation [LAVAL, Québec] (TSX: SIS) announced that it will move the CFO function to Brampton, Ontario, home of its core North American manufacturing facility and the home base for the Corporation’s CEO and VP of Operations. As a result of this decision, Mauro Ferrara will be leaving Savaria effective August 21, 2020.
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, ON] (TSX: ATA) announced that Maria Perrella has resigned as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 26, 2020, to pursue another business opportunity with a privately held organization. Ryan McLeod, the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller, will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer. McLeod joined ATS in 2007 as Manager of Reporting and Compliance, became Director of Finance in 2010, and assumed the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2014. Prior to ATS, he served in a finance management role at CIBC Mellon and began his career at Ernst & Young LLP.
TouchBistro [TORONTO] announced that John Doolittle has joined its executive leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Doolittle was CFO at OpenText. Previously, Doolittle held many senior finance roles at NORTEL. He was appointed CFO in 2009 and helped lead the company’s restructuring effort following its bankruptcy declaration earlier in that year. Prior to NORTEL, Doolittle served as the Vice President of Finance for the Bank of Montreal’s Global Treasury Group.
AirBoss of America Corp. [NEWMARKET, Ontario] (TSX: BOS) announced that it has appointed Frank Ientile to the role of Chief Financial Officer. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Michigan-based Certus Automotive Inc. Prior to that he held senior financial positions with GFL Environmental, Royal Building Products, Magna Exteriors and Interiors and Mack Canada Inc.
Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. [MONTREAL] (TSX-V: EAC) announced the appointment of Frédéric Beausoleil as Chief Financial Officer. Liette Nadon, who has served as Earth Alive’s interim Chief Financial Officer since 2017 will continue to play a key role at the Company as Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Earth Alive, Mr. Beausoleil was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Desjardins Capital Markets.
Hinterland Metals Inc. [Val d’Or, Quebec] (OTC: HNLMF) announced that Claude Ayache has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ayache will remain as director of the Company. Binyomin Posen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer to fill the vacancy created by the foregoing resignation.
3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd. [ALMONTE, Ontario] (CSE: SAFE, OTCQB: SAYFF) announced Ernest Petrasovic as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Petrasovic began his career at Thorne Riddell, then known as one of the ‘Big Eight’ audit firms in Toronto, and has held a number of CFO positions with companies in retail, construction, franchising, and automotive services.
Aftermath Silver Ltd. [Vancouver] (TSX-V: AAG, OTCQB: AAGFF) announced that Alastair Brownlow has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company. Jasmine Lau, Aftermath Silver’s current CFO, has resigned. Brownlow accumulated extensive experience working as CFO of TSXV listed mineral exploration and development companies throughout the world, including exploration and production companies in South America.
Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. [Vancouver] (TSX-V: DHR, OTC Pink: DCHRF) announced that Rodney Stevens, the Vice President and a director of the Company, has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Interim Corporate Secretary of the Company. Stevens will be replacing Sandra Wong as CFO and Corporate Secretary.
Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: NEV) announced the departure of Brent Petterson as Chief Financial Officer. Michael Sweatman, a director of Nevada Sunrise since 2012 and currently serving as Chairman of the Company, will act as Interim CFO.