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CIPH Election Results

July 3, 2017  
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CIPH Nominating Committee Chairman Siân Smith (Noble Corp) announced the following election results at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.


  • Chairman of the Board: Joe Senese, Vice President Operations – Ontario, Groupe Deschénes Inc., Toronto, ON
  • 1st Vice-Chairman: Allen Taylor, President & CEO, Taylor Pipe Supports, Burlington, ON 
  • 2nd Vice-Chairman: Andrew Dyck, Vice President of Sales, Barclay Sales Ltd., Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Gail Kaufman, Vice President, eBusiness, Wolseley Canada, Burlington, ON
  • As Chairman of the Manufacturers’ Division: Bill Hooper, Regional Sales Manager - Atlantic, Uponor Ltd., Quispamsis, NB 
  • As Chairman of the Wholesalers’ Division: Matt Robinson, Vice President – Sales, B.A. Robinson Co., Winnipeg, MB 
  • Immediate Past Chair/Treasurer: Bill Palamar, President, Weil-McLain Canada Sales Inc., Burlington, ON 

Directors continuing to serve:


  • John Cardiff, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Canature WaterGroup, Kitchener, ON
  • David Hammond, General Manager, A. O. Smith Enterprises Inc., Fergus, ON
  • Sean Kelly, Vice President – Procurement, Emco Corporation, Oakville, ON 
  • Brent Cornelissen, President, OS&B, Oakville, ON
  • Pierre Houle, Vice President, J.U. Houle Ltée., Victoriaville, QC 
  • Michael Kotyck, President, Kotyck Bros. Limited, Mississauga, ON 


Elected for a three-year term:


  • Jon Leeson: Vice-President & General Manager, Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc., Toronto, ON
  • Garth Wallin, President, Blanco Canada Inc., Brampton, ON
  • Carl Burt, President, Par Four Plumbing Products Inc., St. John’s, NL

Honourary Vice-Chairmen (non-voting):

  • Siân Smith, Senior Director of Procurement, Noble Corp., Concord, ON
  • Paul McDonald, General Manager, Bradford White Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON


Retiring from the Board:

  • John Hammill, Vice President, Wholesale Sales, Moen Inc., Oakville, ON
  • Gordon Lefort, Director of Commercial Excellence, IPEX Inc., Oakville, ON

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