Fenestration Canada hires Rivard as full-time executive director
By Patrick Flannery
Apr. 29, 2013 – Robert Rivard has been named the full-time executive director of Fenestration Canada following a three-month search. Previously, Rivard was doing the job part-time as part of his role with the Canadian Wood Manufacturing Council. This marks the first time Fenestration Canada has had an executive director employed directly.
Apr. 29, 2013 – Robert Rivard has been named the full-time executive
director of Fenestration Canada following a three-month search. This marks the first time
Fenestration Canada has had its own executive director.
|Robert Rivard, Fenestration Canada's new ED.|
The Executive Search Committee has worked very diligently, examining various
options, including a complete structural re-organization. The objective was to
seek the services of a quality individual that would be completely dedicated to
a cost-effective management approach solution and lead the association to fully
realize its potential as the only national trade association for the fenestration
industry in Canada.
Rivard is a fluently bilingual professional with 20-plus years’ experience
managing national trade associations and more than seven years’ project management
experience with the sector council program funded by Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada. He comes to the association with demonstrated ability to
lead and manage organizations through appropriate governance models and
operational policies. Rivard is also an astute financial manager overseeing
budgets and deployment of funds with fiscal discipline. He was most recently
involved as the manager of association services on a part-time basis under the
previous management firm.
Having him focus his entire attention to the requirements in administrative
issues, marketing of the association, membership promotion and retention
services, government relations and the Win-Door trade show on a full-time basis
will be of tremendous benefit to members who will now have a “go-to” person for
all of their needs, Fenestration Canada said.
Rivard says he is looking forward to meeting everyone at the upcoming annual meeting in
St. John’s this spring.