Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
RETIRING Mike Seabrook, president and CEO, London International Airport (effective end of 2021).
AWARDED Sarah Taylor (continuous improvement specialist, Libro Credit Union), 2021 National Young Leader award, Canadian Credit Union Association.
NAMED Slobodon Simonovic (Western University engineering professor emeritus), to the Reuters Hot List of the world’s 1,000 most influential climate scientists.
LAUNCHED HRdonates, a charity and non-profit support, promotion and donation program by HRdownloads.
ANNOUNCED By Junior Achievement South Western Ontario, the 2021 London and District Business Hall of Fame laureates: Karen Fryday-Field (founder and senior consultant, Meridian Edge Leadership & Governance Consulting, and CEO, Meridian Spine & Joint Physiotherapy) and Joel McLean (executive chairman and founder, Info-Tech Research Group).
ACQUIRED The Mufflerman Inc., by Toronto-based Argyle Capital Partners.
ANNOUNCED By Royal Containers, move of Southwestern Ontario production facility from 1001 Green Valley Road to 400 South Edgeware Road (St. Thomas).
ANNOUNCED By Sunfest, plans to present 2021 festival in virtual format, July 8 to 11, 2021.
ANNOUNCED By Western University, a $4-million gift of art (60 pieces) from John A. Schweitzer.
ANNOUNCED By Brescia University College, creation of the Brescia University College Centre for Women and Leadership and the appointment of its inaugural distinguished chair, Marlene Janzen Le Ber.
May 20: Business Planning Guide Workshop