Past President of Professional Engineers Ontario brings deep industry and governance experience
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Annette Bergeron has been elected to the Board of The Electrical Safety Authority. A Professional Engineer, Ms. Bergeron has extensive experience in industry and governance matters particularly for not-for-profit organizations. After working as a production engineer in Dofasco's steelmaking operations, she became a lecturer and Director at Queen's University's Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, General Manager of Queen's Alma Mater Society Inc., served as President of Professional Engineers Ontario, taught and consulted with the Queen's School of Business, and sits on the Board of Kingston General Hospital, among other accomplishments. She is Fellow and Board Member of Engineers Canada and was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada in both 2013 and 2014.
"Annette not only brings a strong engineering perspective to the board but also an impressive record of achievements in executive leadership," said Charlie Cipolla, Chair of the ESA Board. "We're looking forward to her insights and contributions as the Board ensures ESA continues to deliver strong value to the people of Ontario."
In addition, to her P.Eng. designation, Ms. Bergeron holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
"I have been an advocate for safety and am eager to contribute to ESA's mission to improve electrical safety across Ontario," said Ms. Bergeron. "And I'm looking forward to working with the Board and staff."
About the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province. More information on the Electrical Safety Authority can be found at www.esasafe.com, through Twitter @HomeandSafety and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElectricalSafetyAuthority
SOURCE: Electrical Safety Authority
For further information: Electrical Safety Authority Media Relations, 905-712-7819 or Media.ESA@electricalsafety.on.ca