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For Immediate Release

MBOT 2013 Annual General Meeting and Nominating Committee Report

Date:               November 29, 2013

To:                   MBOT Members


Subject:            2013 Annual General Meeting

                        Nominating Committee Proposed Slate of 2014 MBOT Directors






Mississauga Board of Trade's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at:


International Centre - Conference Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga (Airport Rd. & Derry Rd.)

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (incl. breakfast at 7:30 a.m.)




The AGM featuring keynote speaker Tim Hudak (Ontario PC Leader) will occur in conjunction with MBOT's December Good Morning Mississauga business networking event. 

At 7:45 a.m., during breakfast, attendees will receive a special informative presentation on Digital technology - changing how customers look for your business by Yellow Pages Group.

All attendees must register in advance ($15 members, $35 potential members). See registration form and information online at


The purpose of the AGM is to:

  1. Approve the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  2. Hearing and receiving MBOT's Annual Report by Chair
  3. Approve the audited financial statements for the preceding year
  4. Receive Nominating Committee's Report and Election/Appointment of Directors & Executive Committee
  5. Attend to any other business brought properly before the meeting 



Mississauga Board of Trade's (MBOT) Nominating Committee is responsible for presenting a slate of Directors, to members, to ensure that MBOT is governed with excellence and strategic vision.


In recommending qualified candidates, the Nominating Committee uses guidelines which are approved by the Board of Directors. The maximum number of members on the Board of Directors is twenty (20). The Nominating Committee has developed a slate of candidates to serve as the 2014 Board of Directors.


(a)  Proposed Election Slate:


After reviewing a number of criteria and potential candidates, the Nominating Committee nominates the following members for election to MBOT Board of Directors for a three-year term.


Quality & Compliance Services Inc.
Deborah A. Campbell, Owner/President

UniFirst Canada Ltd.
Michael Szymanski, Vice President and Director

UPS Canada
Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business

WSI Academy
Husam Jandal, Chief Digital Officer

(b) Proposed Re-Election Slate:


The Committee nominates the following members for re-election to MBOT Board of Directors for a three-year term.


Paul Woolford, Partner, Tax

Sheridan College
Jeff Zabudsky, President


(c) Continuing Directors:


The Committee also advises that the following elected members will continue to serve on MBOT's Board of Directors.  


ABB Inc.
Casey DiBattista, General Manager - LBU Manager - Robotics - Canada

ARI Canada
Peter Nogalo, Marketing Manager

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Lesley Lawrence, Vice President, Financing & Consulting - GTA West

City of Mississauga, Economic Development Office
Susan Amring, Director 

Karen Ras, Director, Corporate Relations 

GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Chris Watters, Vice President Sales 

Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Lorrie McKee, Director, Public Affairs and Communications

Holcim (Canada) Inc.
Greg Zilberbrant, Environment Manager

Mississauga Board of Trade (Ex-officio)
Sheldon Leiba, President & CEO 

Pallett Valo LLP
Jeffrey Percival, Practice Group Head, Labour and Employment

Power Saving Systems Inc.
Surinder (Sam) Sharma, President

RBC Royal Bank
Vivi White, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Peel Retail and Business Services

TD Commercial Banking
Dero Sabatini, District VP 

University of Toronto Mississauga
Andrew Stelmacovich, Executive Director of Advancement



As the voice of business since 1976, Mississauga Board of Trade is a private-sector, not-for-profit business organization representing over 1,500 businesses employing 65,000 people in Mississauga. MBOT is well-positioned to meet the needs of business by using its considerable influence at all levels of government. MBOT is dedicated to providing a Mississauga business perspective on public policy and to promoting a better understanding of the marketplace among policy makers, media and the general public.


Media Contact:
Sheldon Leiba
President & CEO
Mississauga Board of Trade
905-273-6151 ext. 27
[email protected]