CSA Group announces appointment of Rod Jones to position of Manager, Counterfeit Intelligence

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - RJ Falconi, Vice President, General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary, CSA Group today officially announced the appointment of
Rod Jones to the newly-created position of Manager, Counterfeit Intelligence
with CSA Group's anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property team. In this
new role, Mr. Jones will be responsible for helping CSA Group in identifying
and stopping the proliferation of counterfeit products bearing fake CSA
International certification marks.
    "Counterfeit products put public safety at risk and undermine consumer
confidence in legitimate goods," said Mr. Falconi. "It is vital that consumers
maintain their trust in the proprietary certification trademarks of CSA
International that appear on billions of products worldwide. Rod is an
exceptionally experienced criminal investigator who will provide a new
dimension to CSA Group's efforts to help protect the public from illegal and
unsafe goods that have unauthorized CSA trademarks."
    Mr. Jones is a 22-year veteran of the Peel Regional Police, where he most
recently held the rank of Detective, Intelligence Services. He has extensive
criminal intelligence knowledge combined with a tactical and strategic
analysis background. His leadership experience includes initiating and
developing intellectual property investigation protocols for the police
service as well as successfully leading several high profile intellectual
property crime investigations.
    He has received numerous citations and awards of recognition for his
contribution in the fight against counterfeiting and is a recognized lecturer
in Canada and the United States on intellectual property issues and organized
crime. His education includes a Police Leadership Certificate in Supervisory
Skills from Dalhousie University, management training from Michael G. DeGroote
School of Business at McMaster University and has a Business Administration
Certificate in Marketing and Management from Ryerson University. He has been
formally trained in area of intelligence analysis at the Ontario Police
College and Canadian Police College.

    About CSA Group

    CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association
serving business, industry, government and consumers. CSA Group consists of
four divisions: Canadian Standards Association, a leading solutions based
standards organization, providing standards development, application products,
training and advisory services; CSA International, which provides testing and
certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety
of other products; QMI, a leading North American registrar, which advances
business excellence through client-focused management systems registration;
and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory
services for retailers and manufacturers. For more, visit www.csagroup.org

For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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