Peter Boag chosen to lead CPPI

    OTTAWA, Aug. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of the Canadian Petroleum
Products Institute (CPPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Boag
to the position of CPPI President. Mr. Boag succeeds Alain Perez, who has
retired after more than 10 years in the role.
    In 1992, Mr. Boag, a former military pilot and aviation safety executive
with the Transportation Safety Board, brought his government experience to
work with the aerospace industry culminating in his 4-year tenure as President
of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada.
    "The CPPI Board is fortunate to have found Peter", said Jean Bernier,
CPPI Chair and President of Ultramar Ltd. "He brings a unique combination of
organizational leadership and an understanding of shifting policy challenges.
Peter has a strong appreciation for the link between Canadian economic
competitiveness and public confidence in industrial development."
    CPPI is committed to supporting and promoting sound public policy as well
as industry reputation, and Peter will provide leadership to CPPI at a time of
rapidly changing business and policy environments. "The downstream petroleum
sector is a vital component of Canada's economy. I am honoured to have the
opportunity to bring my skills and experience to bear on the important issues
facing this industry", said Mr. Boag.
    Mr. Boag is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, and has a Masters
degree in Business Administration from Queen's University.

    CPPI is a national association of major Canadian companies involved in
the refining, distribution and/or marketing of petroleum products for
transportation, home energy and industrial uses. Collectively, CPPI member
companies operate 16 refineries (representing over 80 per cent of Canadian
refining capacity) and supply over 7,000 branded retail outlets with
transportation fuels across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Tony Macerollo, Vice President Public and
Government Affairs, (613) 32-3709 ext. 206

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