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Jacques Fremont, Michael Schwartz and Peggy Nieghorn are among those appointed to new positions recently.

People on the Move / business

People on the move

The University of Ottawa recently announced Jacques Fremont will be its new president. Mr. Fremont, a professor emeritus at the University of Montreal, will take over from Allan Rock in  July.

Michael Schwartz recently rejoined Telesat as senior vice-president, corporate and business development. Mr. Schwartz was Telesat’s vice-president, marketing, corporate development and regulatory from 2007 to 2012 before leaving to join Sprint as senior vice-president, corporate strategy and development. He resigned from that position in early November.

Peggy Nieghorn recently joined Intertask Conferences as director, business development. Ms. Nieghorn will take responsibility for strategic business development planning and will be highly visible in the local community and at industry events.

Spencer Callaghan has recently been appointed an account director with Thornley Fallis Communications. Previously a marketing communications manager with FreeBalance, Mr. Callaghan also has experience in the telecom, real estate, agriculture, consumer goods, and software development industries, and also spent time working with startups and the public sector. He will take a leadership role in delivering communications strategies and services to a range of blue-chip clients.

GrowPros announced recently it has created a four-member advisory board consisting of Adam Greenblatt, Erin Prosk, Charles Campbell and Randy Ringuette. Mr. Greenblatt and Ms. Prosk are most recently co-founders of Santé Cannabis, Quebec's first medical cannabis clinic. Mr. Campbell and Mr. Ringuette both bring years of academic and medical laboratory training to the board.

Hats off

360pi was recently named to the RIS Software LeaderBoard for the third year in a row. The list is  is widely recognized as the retail industry's most reliable ranking of retail technology software vendors.

The Canadian Innovation Exchange recently named Ottawa’s Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. to its top 20 list of Canada’s most innovative technology companies. Edgewater received its award at the CIX Public Investor Day in November.

CENX recently ranked 18th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Companies are ranked based on percentage growth of fiscal year operating revenues over the last four years.

Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co. recently added four more awards to its trophy chest. At the  Prescott Russell Excellence Awards Gala, the brewery won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Overall Excellence Award. Beau’s Lug Tread also recently took first prize at the National Organic Craft Beer Competition and its Farm Table: Marzen took second prize.

Organizations: Telesat, University of Ottawa, University of Montreal Thornley Fallis Communications RIS Software LeaderBoard Canadian Innovation Exchange Edgewater Wireless Systems All-Natural Brewing Co.

Geographic location: Quebec, Ottawa, Canada North America

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