Leveraging Military Procurement Advisory Panel Announced

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Government of Canada appointed Tom Jenkins as a Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, the Honourable Rona Ambrose.

"I have agreed to assume this role and am pleased to support the Minister in the capacity of Special Advisor in her work to help improve the ability to leverage military procurement in support of Canadian jobs and industry, including innovation and technology development," said Mr. Jenkins.

"To assist me in this role, I have asked four distinguished Canadians to contribute as expert advisors in this important work - their significant experience related to business, industry and government will be valuable input to me, and I look forward to working with them," he added.

These individuals are: Major General (Retired) David Fraser; Peter Nicholson, former President and CEO, Canadian Council of Academies; Ray Castelli, CEO, Weatherhaven; and Christyn Cianfarani, Director, Government Programs, Research and Development, and Intellectual Property, CAE Inc. Full bios are available at: http://files.newswire.ca/1131/BiosPanelMembers.pdf

Efforts of Mr. Jenkins and his advisors will be focused on engaging a range of stakeholders involved in Canada's defence-related industries to develop criteria, and a supporting process to inform the selection of key industrial capabilities.

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/09/27/20120927_C2411_DOC_EN_18598.pdf

SOURCE: Grandy Public Relations, Inc.

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