OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced the appointment of Mr.
Emilio F. Rigato to the board of directors of the Thunder Bay Port
Authority for a three year term.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rigato to the Thunder
Bay Port Authority," said Minister Lebel. "His project management
experience and his leadership skills will be a great asset to the
Mr. Rigato, who won the Executive of the Year Award - Northern Ontario
Business Awards for his entrepreneurial excellence in 1995, is a
professional engineer with a long career in managing people, projects
and finances. Since 2010, he has been the president of ESLB Enterprises
Inc., a business consulting firm in Thunder Bay, and is currently a
consultant and capital project manager of a cogeneration project in
Northern Ontario. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Rigato was project manager for
both the Algoma Steel cogeneration project in Sault Ste. Marie, and a
coated paper project in the Gaspé Peninsula. Prior to that, he was a
mill operations manager responsible for the operations, staff and
finances for several companies, and a corporate manager for mill
projects in Ontario, Quebec and Washington State. Mr. Rigato started
his career as a mill plant engineer in 1973.
Mr. Rigato was involved in various organisations in his community of
Thunder Bay, serving as an executive secretary for the Da Vinci Centre,
as a member on the board of directors of the Northwestern Ontario
Innovation Centre, and as a founding member of the Ambassadors North
West. He also served as a member of the Engineering Review Board at
Queen's University in Kingston and on the Northern Ontario School of
Medicine's Advancement Committee.
The Thunder Bay Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA)
established to manage the Port of Thunder Bay under the Canada Marine Act. Eighteen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are
non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective
operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
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