OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Weber to Calian's Board of Directors effective immediately.
Mr. Weber offers more than 35 years of executive leadership including, Canadian Red Cross Society (1973 - 1992) culminating in the position of Secretary General and CEO, Secretary General and CEO of the International Federation of Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies (1992 - 2000), National Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Dental Association (2000 - 2007). He is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
Mr. Weber received his Education and Master of Arts degrees from McGill University in 1970/74 and has attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program. Mr. Weber is also a Certified Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.
"We are very pleased to have attracted such an experienced individual to augment Calian's Board of Directors", said Kenneth Loeb, Chairman of the Board. "I have known George for many years and along with the other members of the board, I look forward to working with him in this new capacity".
With the addition of Mr. Weber, Calian's board is now made up of six members with backgrounds in the areas of business, government, technology, healthcare and defence, all critical to the continued growth and prosperity of the company.
Calian employs over 2,400 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.
The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.
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