James Armstrong, the Ottawa International Airport Authority’s vice-president of security, emergency management and customer transportation, was named security director of the year by Canadian Security Magazine. The awards program is judged by a panel comprised of the magazine’s advisory board.
BMO honoured three women leaders at the BMO Celebrating Women program event. Celebrating Women recognizes female leaders in their communities as part of the bank’s commitment to the advancement of women. Honourees include Marina Kun, the owner and president of Kun Shoulder Rest Inc., who won the Innovation and Global Growth award. The Community and Charitable Giving award went to Francine Whiteduck, the founder of Whiteduck Resources Inc. The Expansion and Growth in Small Business award was given to Anna Belanger, owner of Anna Belanger and Associates.
The Hydropothecary Corp. has been awarded the Coup de Coeur Award at the inaugural Québec Employment Creators Award. The awards are given annually to honour major job creators in Quebec and its 17 administrative regions.
The International Council of Shopping Centers named St. Laurent Centre as a gold award winner for its Mom and Baby on the Move promotion in the Customer Service Experience/Engagement category, and a Silver Award winner in the Multi-Channel Marketing category for its As Fresh as the Tulips campaign. Rideau Centre apparel retailer Icebreaker won gold in the Retail Store Design category, while the mall also won silver in the Design and Development category for its 2016 expansion project.
Illumisoft Lighting’s LED retrofit fixtures have been named the most efficient in North America by the DesignLights Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions.
People on the move
Espial has added three new members to the North American sales team. Matt James joins as vice-president of sales, Clayton Wagar becomes vice-president of technical sales and Doug Hull will play an instrumental role understanding the requirements of NCTC members and helping them evolve their video infrastructure.
Deloitte has appointed former governor general David Johnston has joined the firm as an executive adviser. Mr. Johnston will be based in Ottawa and advise in innovation, leadership development, inclusion and helping businesses make courageous choices to improve growth and productivity.