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Rhonda Barnet joins Electrical Safety Authority

Rhonda Barnet is an executive in the manufacturing sector holding titles of CFO and President & COO of AVIT Manufacturing as well as experience on the Board of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

December 13, 2021  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA— The Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA’s) Board of Directors has announced that Rhonda Barnet has been elected to the Board.

Rhonda Barnet is an executive in the manufacturing sector holding titles of CFO and President & COO of AVIT Manufacturing as well as experience on the Board of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Canada ‘s Industry Strategy Council and Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. According to a statement, she was the first woman in history to chair the National Board of Canada’s oldest, largest trade association, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

Ms. Barnet brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate governance, modern industrial policy, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy, diversity, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), skills transformation and trade association leadership experiences to the Board.

“I am delighted to welcome Rhonda to the ESA Board representing consumer interests as an experienced executive and a powerful and influential champion for the sectors, causes and people she serves,” said Annette Bergeron, Chair of the Board, Electrical Safety Authority in a statement.

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“Consumer needs are a key factor in ESA’s operations and we look forward to Rhonda’s unique perspective and expertise that will contribute to the important work we do for Ontarians.”

Ms. Barnet is a graduate of Trent University with a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science and a Chartered Director. She has received a distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University in 2020, Inspiring Fifty Canada – Women in Technology Award in 2018 and a Business Hall of Fame Inductee in 2017.


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