AWMAC Ontario welcomes three new board members

VAUGHAN, Ontario – The Ontario Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association announced the addition of three members to its board of directors.

The new directors include Mohssen Kianifar of Salzburg Interiors, Livio Passalent of Crescent Cabinets, and Ian Rowe of Alexandria Moulding. 

Mohssen Kianifar AWMAC Ontario BOD
Livio Passalent AWMAC Ontario BOD
Ian Rowe AWMAC Ontario BOD
Moshssen KianfarLivio PassalentIan Rowe

AWMAC Ontario also thanked Peter Gallagher, Bert Kleiser and Sam Meyer, who stepped down from the board, “for their time, dedication and support of our association.” 

As a result of these changes, the 2023 AWMAC Ontario Board of Directors includes:

Nick Anastas, President
Karyna Cheng, Vice President and GIS Director
Ian Christie, National Director and Past President
Onorio Centofanti, Secretary/ Treasurer
Philip Roy, Membership Director
Joe Jubran, Social Director
Livio Passalent, GIS Director Alternate
Mike Sanchez, Director at Large - Recruiting Sub Committee
Bill Kocjancic, Director at Large
Ian Rowe, Director at Large
Mohssen Kianifar, Director at Large

AWMAC Ontario traces its roots back to 1956 when a group of woodworkers came together to form what would become the Architectural Millworkers of Ontario. The AMO became the Ontario Chapter when it joined AWMAC in 1999. Working with other AWMAC Chapter partners across Canada, AWMAC Canada promotes quality architectural woodwork fabrication and installation methods.


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