Maxwell Captures National Award!

New Brunswick Author Recognized By Canada's Largest CEO Group

CALGARY, AB, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - TEC Canada (The Executive Committee) has awarded Gair Maxwell, co-founder and CEO of The Seamless Brand out of Moncton, New Brunswick the 2012 "Canadian Speaker of the Year". For nearly 30 years, TEC Canada has been the preeminent leadership development program for Canadian CEO's and business leaders. In winning the award, Maxwell becomes the first Atlantic Canadian author/speaker to be honored in such a way by this organization.

In making the announcement, TEC Canada Vice-President Karen Chown indicated that Maxwell and his "American Speaker of the Year" counterpart Jim Alampi of Michigan were chosen based on the value each brings to the TEC membership experience. As Chown explains, "Gair and Jim were selected based not only on high presentation scores from our members, but also on their contributions to the TEC community, their ability to exceed performance benchmarks and their          demonstration of commitment to TEC Canada.  Both Gair and Jim are great ambassadors to our mission in helping accelerate the growth and global development of Canadian business leaders through professional development and executive mentoring".

Maxwell, a highly regarded brand catalyst, workshop leader and critically-acclaimed author of "NUTS, BOLTS AND A FEW LOOSE SCREWS" ( presented at over 22 TEC meetings during 2012 and received consistently high ratings and endorsements from members across Canada for his niche insights on branding. Alampi, an expert on leadership alignment and plan execution was also recognized as the 2011 Impact Speaker of the Year for Vistage International, TEC Canada's parent organization, based in San Diego, California.

Maxwell has been breaking more international ground recently, and collecting accolades with his expertise on branding that translates into actual business results. In addition to the national award from TEC Canada, he has also been chosen as the first Canadian speaker ever to present at the prestigious PSA Financial Services' partnership program in Baltimore, Maryland. PSA Financial established their monthly, customer-focused educational series in 2008 and with his upcoming engagement April 30th, Maxwell joins an impressive list of best-selling authors and former NFL and MLB athletes to have addressed this exclusive group.

TEC Canada is part of a global network of more than 16,000 business leaders and CEO's in 15 countries, generating nearly $300 billion in annual revenue and employing over two million people. In Canada, there are over 1,000 members in more than 90 TEC chapters located in major centres across the country accelerating the growth of Canadian business. 


For further information:


Lisa Stutt
Director of National Sales
506-850-5472 /

Gair Maxwell
Co-founder, The Seamless Brand
506-387-4147 /

Karen Chown
National VP, TEC Canada
800-661-9209 (ext 107)

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