WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Larry White was named president of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC), succeeding Carlo DeFrancesco, who remains as Past President, following the 47th Annual General Meeting held June 2, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, White is the 29th person to become president of the organization. He has been in the woodworking industry since 1985 and is the sales manager at Upper Canada Forest Products in Calgary.
White brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to AWMAC, the association said in a statement announcing his election. He has been an Associate Member with the Southern Alberta (SAB) Chapter since 2001, has sat on SAB’s Board as a Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President, joined the AWMAC National Board of Directors in 2008 and became National’s Vice-President in 2015.
White also sits on National’s Executive, Inter-Association Relations, Policy and Procedures and Membership Compliance Committees wherein he is initiating his focus on unified policy and procedural alignment across Canada and education to members, architects, designers,
students and the public.
Larry refereed for the Calgary Minor Hockey Referee’s Association and has coached Calgary minor hockey previously for 17 years. In Larry’s free time, golf, his wife Maureen, and two children win his attention. For those that attended the 2017 President’s Gala in Winnipeg, you will also know from Larry’s improv appearance, he loves Star Trek and honesty is both his greatest strength and weakness.
AWMAC also elected directors: Rudy Bardeck, Vice President; Chris Weening, Director; Ed Holzapfel, Director; Kerry DePape, Director; Larry White, President; Rick Mostert, Directo; Je Clermont, Secretary/Treasurer; Steve Blight, Director; Martin Boutet, Director; Carlo DeFrancesco, Past President.
All directors bring a unique and contemporary voice to the board discussions and will be instrumental in helping AWMAC serve the ongoing interests of our members, governments, industry, design professionals and their associations, AWMAC says. Outgoing Director is Scott McVittie.