People on the Move: West Ottawa Board of Trade appoints new executive committee

West Ottawa

The West Ottawa Board of Trade has appointed a new executive committee: Mischa Kaplan, chair; Wayne French, vice-chair; Michael Posternak, second vice-chair; Jerome Pulcine, treasurer; Mark Nisbett, past chair.

BluMetric Environmental Inc. has appointed Dan Scroggins as interim CEO of the company. Mr. Scroggins is currently the company’s senior vice-president of research and innovation. He comes to the role with 35 years of experience in the water and wastewater treatment field.

Alex Kassatly was appointed general manager of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa, which will open its doors downtown this winter. Mr. Kassatly has decades of hotel experience, notably as general manager of Château Frontenac and Manoir Richelieu, in Quebec City, and other hotels internationally.

James Nguyen has joined the board of directors of inBay Technologies. He will help in efforts to accelerate the company’s commercialization of the idQ Trust as a service digital identity platform.

Michelle Routledge is joining the West Ottawa Board of Trade as membership manager. Ms. Routledge is a graduate of Algonquin College for both events management and public relations, and is an experienced customer service specialist and inside sales associate.

MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers has appointed Ian Willson as an associate of the firm.

Hats off

The Hydropothecary Corp. was awarded two awards for best new cannabis product at the inaugural annual Canadian Cannabis Awards gala. Hydropothecary took first place for its Decarb product, and Elixir earned third place.

CENX was named one of The Silicon Review's 2017 top 50 fastest growing tech companies in recognition of its year-over-year growth and namesake transformational network data and visualization solution. CENX was selected for its ability to evolve with the market and offer scalable solutions that address the pain points of its customer base.

MindBridge Analytics received three awards from the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards for its AI application and fintech solution including: FinTech Startup of the Year Award; AI in Finance Award; and Companies to Watch. They have also been recognized with a Top Disruptor Award from the Business News Network.

Janice Ashworth was named the 2017 Solar Woman of Distinction by Women in Renewable Energy. The award is given annually to a woman who has contributed significantly to the expansion of the solar power sector in Canada. Ms. Ashworth has been general manager of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative since 2012.