OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Commercial Corporation is
pleased to welcome Mr. Ray Castelli to the position of Chair of its
Board of Directors.
Mr. Castelli is a well known Canadian business leader with a wealth of
experience in international trade, business development and innovation,
stemming from involvement at both the senior management and Board
levels. He has been a part of the management team of numerous
companies including Alcan Aluminum Limited (Montreal (QC), Vancouver
(BC) and New York (USA), Quadrem (Texas, USA), Naikun Wind Development
Inc. (Vancouver (BC) and Weatherhaven (Burnaby (BC), of which Mr.
Castelli is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Castelli also
has extensive experience as a member of several Canadian and
international company Boards. Recently, he served as a key advisor to
the British Columbia Business Council, the Canadian Association of
Defence and Security Industry (CADSI), and on ministerial taskforces at
the federal level including the Minister of Trade Advisory Committee
and the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada Panel
on Military Procurement Reform.
Mr. Castelli was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and is married
to Barbara Barry.
The CCC is a Parent Crown Corporation of the Government of Canada
established in 1946 which seeks to increase access to foreign
government markets for Canadian exporters. CCC does this through its
three lines of business: first, and for more than 50 years, CCC has
been a policy instrument of the Government of Canada which ensures
access to the United States (U.S.) Government defence and security
markets for Canadian exporters under the Defence Production Sharing
Agreement (DPSA), a bilateral trade agreement which supports the
creation and maintenance of a strong, integrated North American Defence
Industrial Base. Second, through its Global Defence and Security (GDS)
business line as the Government of Canada's defence and security export
sales organization, the Corporation improves access to complex
government defence and security markets based on its ability to sign
government-to-government contracts with allies and like-minded
nations. Finally, in emerging and developing markets, CCC's
International Commercial Business (ICB) line supports Canadian
exporters of infrastructure and commercial products and services in
increasing their access to these complex and difficult markets. Its
headquarters are located in Ottawa, Ontario.
For more information, visit www.ccc.ca.
SOURCE: CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION
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