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EPL wins Library of the Year, Suncor adds new CFO, Karnalyte Resources replaces its CEO

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business

Jun 20, 2014

by Jim Kerr

Suncor has ended a seven-month search for a new CFO. The company has named Alister Cowan its new CFO. Cowan has almost three decades worth of experience working in the energy and utilities sectors. Former Suncor CFO Bart Demosky resigned from the company in late 2013.

  • Parkland Fuel Corporation is welcoming Lisa Colnett to its board of directors. Colnett began her career at IBM Canada and was a founding executive of Celestica Inc., holding senior roles such as senior vice president and chief information officer. Parkland is North America’s fastest growing distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants.
  • Eguana Technologies has appointed Sharon Penner its new chief financial officer. Penner is a CA With over 20 years of industry experience, including five years with Eguana during the company’s initial years on the TSX-V.
  • EPCOR Utilities has appointed Robert G. Foster to its board of directors. Foster is the retiring mayor of Long Beach, California, a position he held since 2006, and has an extensive background as an executive in the utility sector. Foster is the current chair of the California Independent System Operator.
  • Karnalyte Resources has replaced its CEO. Thomas Drolet is taking over for Robin Phinney as president and CEO of the company. Drolet brings with him over 40 years in Canadian and international business, with a focus on the energy, mining and technology sectors. The position will last between six months and a year while Karnalyte searches for a permanent CEO.

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Awards/Events

ljx140602webLOY2bFor the first time ever, a Canadian library has been named “Library of the Year.”

The editors of Library Journal magazine and research publisher Gale have awarded the Edmonton Public Library with the honour, which comes with $10,000 and a cover story in the magazine. The EPL, which has been around for over 100 years, was recognized not only for its innovative approach to business, but also for its several outreach programs.

The Library Journal describes the EPL as a model for all public libraries.

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