COPA is pleased to announce the 2016 COPA Board of Directors following this year’s nomination process.
After three consecutive two-year terms, Brad Pirie from Pirie-Mckie has fully completed his tenure. We thank Brad for his continued support and dedication to the industry, well done! We hope Brad will continue to participate in some capacity.
The Board welcomes one new acclaimed appointee: Jason Derhak TOPS/RR Donelly (vendor).
Also acclaimed from the vendor side were Bob Hodan( ACCO Brands Canada) and Suzanne Barrette (SYNNEX Canada), along with dealer’s Robert de Montigny (Novexco), Edouard Pahud (Kerr Norton) and Yves Rancourt (Mac’s Office Supplies).
“We have a very hardworking and involved Board of Directors and I am pleased to see new individuals added to the mix,” commented Sam Moncada. “We continue to push ahead to increase COPA’s value to its membership and to ensure that we are providing the solutions and information that our members need to succeed and grow in their business. We are confident that the directors on the 2016 Board will be a great asset as we move forward in this endeavour.”
John Ward of Acme United, will now take up the role of past chair, as the current co-chair Nineeta Drepaul of CIS Group, steps into the role of chairperson. A new co-chair from the vendor community will be announced in the New Year.
The 2015 COPA Board of Directors:
Nineeta Drepaul, CIS Office Plus
Edouard Pahud, Kerr Norton
Yves Rancourt, MAC’s Office Supplies
Robert de Montigny, Novexco
Gaurav Sharma, OfficeMax Grand & Toy
Margaret Blake, Staples Advantage Canada
Elio Tremonti, Staples Canada
Scott Blanchard, 3M Canada Company
Bob Hodan, ACCO Brands Canada
John Ward, Acme United Ltd.
Daniele Ponzi, Axxess Logistics
Jane Gleadall, Fellowes Canada Ltd.
Jason Derhak, Tops (RR Donelly)
Suzanne Barrette, SYNNEX Canada