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Electro-Federation Canada Names Board of Directors

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced its new Chair and Board of Directors for 2012-2013 at the group’s annual general meeting.

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Electro-Federation Canada Names 2012-2013 Board of Directors

Toronto, ON, April 23, 2012 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association, announced the new Chair and Board of Directors for 2012-2013 at its Annual General Meeting, held at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, Ontario.

Elaine Gerrie-Valentini, Co-President & CEO, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited, has been appointed Chair of the Board for 2012-2013. Elaine succeeds Jean Belhumeur, President, Leviton Manufacturing of Canada, who will continue to serve on the board as Past Chair.

“EFC is privileged to have Elaine Gerrie-Valentini as our 2012-2013 Chair. As EFC continues to provide leadership in the Canadian electrical, consumer electronics, appliance and telecommunications sectors in areas such as sustainability, safety, energy efficiency and extended producer responsibility, Elaine will provide the vision to continue the momentum in these and other critical areas impacting Canadians”, said Jim Taggart President & CEO, EFC.

“As Chair, I am thrilled to work with EFC staff, its members and external partners to continue to build upon past successes and achieve even greater accomplishments. EFC will continue to make an impact creating jobs and making great contributions to the Canadian economy and environment”, said Elaine Gerrie-Valentini

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, appliance and telecommunications products; contributing over $52B to the Canadian economy and employing more than 130,000 workers in more than 1,400 facilities across Canada. Learn more at