Robert Rivard selected as Fenestration Canada’s new executive director

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Canadian Design and Construction Report staff writer.

After an extensive process aimed at finding an alternative solution to its existing management structure under the Wood Management Council, Fenestration Canada recently announced the appointment of Robert H. Rivard as its new executive director.

The association’s board of directors mandated its executive committee to find an individual who could lead Fenestration Canada as the Canadian national trade association for the window and door industry.

Rivard is a fluently bilingual professional with more than twenty 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.

We are very pleased to have Robert as our new director and we very much look forward to working with him,” Fenestration Canada president Yvan Houle said in a news release. “He was most recently involved with us as the manager, association services on a part-time basis under the previous management firm. His passion and dedication to the betterment of our industry will help move the association to new levels in providing services to our membership and advocating on behalf of the industry.”

“Having him focus his entire attention to our 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 represents and supports all aspects of the window and door manufacturing industry, including formulating and promoting high standards of quality in manufacturing, design, marketing, distribution, sales and application types of window and door products.

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