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CEMC Council Names New VP

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced its promotion of Susan Winter to the position of Vice President, Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) council, effective January 3, 2011.

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Electro-Federation Canada Promotes Susan Winter to Position of Vice President, Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC)

Toronto, ON, December 17, 2010

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association, is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Winter to the position of Vice President, Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) council, effective January 3, 2011. Susan will continue to report to Jim Taggart, President & CEO, Electro-Federation Canada.

In her new role, Susan will be responsible for strategically positioning CEMC in the Canadian consumer electronics market, identifying membership growth opportunities, strengthening relationships with key industry organizations such as the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC), and others.

In addition, Susan will continue to manage member relations, enhance existing and develop new value-added programs to meet CEMC members’ requirements, provide leadership to the Council, to its members and each of its eight product group committees, as well as represent EFC on a number of committees at the Standards Council of Canada, including one on International Standards for Consumer Product Safety and ISO Consumer Policy.

Susan joined EFC in July 2010 as Manager, CEMC, and in this short period of time, has developed strong relationships with members and will continue to meet with each CEMC member to assess needs. She is currently also leading the production of a CEMC membership brochure and a council Website, both of which are underway and will be launched early in the new year.

“This promotion reinforces EFC’s commitment to recognizing strong talent within the association,” said Jim Taggart, President & CEO, Electro-Federation Canada. “Susan continually demonstrates strong leadership and association management skills, as well as employs effective strategic thinking – all of which play a critical role in further developing our CEMC council, enhancing value-added programs, and building a stronger reputation for EFC and CEMC in the market.”

Prior to joining EFC, Susan served as Manager, Committee and Consumer Services at Canadian Standards Association (CSA). She was responsible for CSA’s membership program, including recruitment, retention, training and education. She also led CSA’s member satisfaction survey programs and set policies and procedures in place for the administration of CSA’s membership database. Susan has also held senior-level management positions at other associations, including the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario, the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, and others.

About Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC)
The Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada council is an integral part of the EFC Council structure that represents leading manufacturers, importers and distributors of consumer electronic products in Canada. Members market a wide variety of products, including Televisions, DVD Players, Home Theatre Systems, Mobile Electronics, Stand Alone Projectors and Telephones and Radios.
Electro-Federation Canada provides CEMC members with a powerful nucleus around which the Canadian consumer electronics industry can address regulatory issues, harmonize standards, gather statistical information on sales and compensation data, and remain current on all market and association news.

About Electro-Federation Canada
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a national, not-for-profit industry association. Together, its councils represent over 330 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical, electronics, and telecommunications products; contributing over $50B to the Canadian economy and employing more than 130,000 workers in more than 1,400 facilities across Canada.