People on the move: Stratford Managers’ Mike D’Amico to chair BioTalent Canada board

Mike D’Amico, Stratford Managers’ vice-president and HR practice lead, was named chair of BioTalent Canada’s board of directors. Mr. D’Amico has served on BioTalent Canada’s board for eight years, most recently as vice-chair.

Thermal Energy International hired Luc Mandeville as a senior project engineer. Mr. Mandeville has over 30 years of experience in the energy efficiency sector, and was most recently the chief technology officer of Sofame Technologies.

Jeff Plowman has joined McMillan’s executive team as vice-president of client services. Previously, Mr. Plowman was executive vice-president, chief strategy officer and director of client services for Havas International, working with clients such as Kraft, Hershey’s and Merck. He also helped launch Zonetail.

Hats off

John Sicard, president and CEO of Kinaxis, is this year's EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Ontario winner.

APX received the IEEE Outstanding SME High Technology Company Recognition Award. The award recognizes the company’s rapid growth as an industrial organization focused on high technology for the eSociety.

A total of 11 Ottawa entrepreneurs were named recipients of the inaugural WISE 50 over 50 Award. They include Marc Lamarre of Cumulus Dental; Marika Morris of Marika Morris Consulting; Sanjay Belkhode and Mark Kershey of MuzeLounge; Mary Taggart of Ottawa At Home Media; Anne DeButte of Reconnect from Grief; Steve McNally of Renewity Systems; Marlene Armstrong and Maureen Donoghue of Unbridled Coaching; Rudy Richman of VirtualCSO; and Cynthia Bland of Voice Found. Recipients were chosen by a panel of judges from across Canada and the United States.

Riviera has been named one of Canada's Best New Restaurants by Air Canada's enRoute magazine. The Sparks Street restaurant placed seventh on the list.