EASA Ontario Chapter Garners International Attention
By Eric Achilles Cousineau
Toronto, ON -- The 2009 EASA Ontario Chapter annual general meeting and Trade Show at the Sheraton Downtown Toronto hotel Jan. 23-24 was a tremendous success. The trade show had an attendance of over ...
Toronto, ON — The 2009 EASA Ontario Chapter annual general meeting and Trade Show at the Sheraton Downtown Toronto hotel Jan. 23-24 was a tremendous success. The trade show had an attendance of over 150 people and featured more than 30 vendors displaying products.
This was an election year for the Ontario Chapter, with Brian Larry of Larry Electric Motor Service, Peterborough, ON, taking on the role as president, and Anthony Lekkas, Stanford Electric Rebuilders, Toronto, moving up to vice-president. Sid Seymour, Seymour- Smith Electric Motor & Pump Service Inc., Burlington, ON, was elected as the secretary. Ramzi Mallouk, Brook Crompton North America, continues for another year as treasurer.
The meeting also included a day-and-a- half technical course, Root Cause Failure Analysis, presented by EASA consul tant Austin Bonnett of Gallatin, MO.
Attending the weekend events were several members of other EASA chapters. Reflecting the significance of the Ontario chapter to the organization, EASA International’s chairman, Kevin Miller (Apparatus Repair & Engineering Inc., Hagerstown, MD), vice-chairman David Griffin (CPM Engineering Ltd., Manchester, England), and secretary/ treasurer Sandi Howlett (Ainsworth Inc., Toronto) attended the event, along with EASA International president and CEO Linda Raynes (St. Louis, MO).
The Ontario Chapter is the largest EASA chapter in Canada and one of the largest in the EASA International organization. Launched in 1951, the chapter currently has an active membership of over 90 service organizations and over 50 international affiliate members.
For more information, visit the web-site at www.easaontario.ca.