MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: SDW), a
leading manufacturer of energy efficient commercial-industrial hot water
heating and waste heat recovery equipment, is pleased to announce the addition
of Mr. Michel Brisson to the executive team. Mr. Brisson will assume the role
of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Brisson has been a sales and management executive for over 20 years
and most notably was President and CEO at SAP Canada. Mr. Brisson's mandate
will be to focus on building out the Sofame direct sales team in addition to
expanding the sales network of representatives across North America.
"The appointment of Mr. Brisson marks a major transition period where
Sofame, for the first time in its 25-year history, will graduate to a
sales-oriented organization. With Mr. Brisson's vast experience at managing
large and complex sales organizations around the globe, we are very thrilled
to have such a talented executive join the Sofame team," said Mr. Richard
Groome, Chairman of the Board of Sofame Technologies.
Mr. Brisson stated: "I am very excited to join the Sofame team."
Concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Brisson, Sofame announces that Mr.
John Gocek, the corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer, is
leaving that position to take up the newly-created position of Chief Operating
Officer. Mr. Gocek's new role will be to continue the excellent work that he
has accomplished while strengthening Sofame's manufacturing operations, market
position and engineering capabilities.
Mr. Gocek has also resigned as a member of the Board of Directors of
Sofame. The Board has decided not to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Gocek
until it finds a suitable independent director. Mr. Brisson will not be
joining the Board of Directors.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors and all shareholders, we would like
to thank Mr. Gocek for his outstanding contribution over the last two years
and look forward to working with Mr. Gocek in his new capacity as the
corporation's COO." said Mr. Groome.
SOFAME Technologies Inc. custom engineers and manufactures unique,
high-efficiency direct-contact heat recovery and hot water heating systems.
Sofame's products extract up to 99% of heat from flue gases depending on the
application, and also from wastewater, and return the energy in the form of
high temperature hot water or pre-heated make-up air. In addition to
economically recovering heat from waste energy, Sofame's products also help
customers significantly reduce greenhouse gas and NOX emissions and qualify
for carbon offsets and CDM credits. Using world leading, patented green
technology, Sofame serves building owners, institutional, industrial and
commercial markets through a network of dedicated engineering representatives.
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