|Chris Cimek||1st Vice President|
|Tim Birnie||2nd Vice President|
|Terry Moore||ETBA Chair|
|Brad Walker||Past President|
|Graeme Aitken||Executive Director|
Board of Directors
The Board comprises of 21 Directors, representing the 11 Areas, Line sector, Communications sector and the ETBA. Directors (other than Directors at Large) are nominated annually by each area ECA and may change throughout the year. The Directors at Large are nominated annually by the board (Nominating Committee) and approved by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
|Ken Crawford (President)||Director-at-Large||C & M Electrical Ltd.|
|Brad Walker (Past President)||Director-at-Large||Laframboise Group Ltd.|
|Chris Cimek (1st VP)||Director-at-Large||E. S. Fox Ltd.|
|Tim Birnie (2nd VP)||Director-at-Large||Birnie Electric Limited|
|Doug Dinniwell (Treasurer)||Director-at-Large||Western Mechanical Electrical Millwright Services Ltd.|
|Terry Moore (ETBA chair)||Director-at-Large||Trade-Mark Industrial Inc.|
|Mark Lloyd||Hamilton||T. Lloyd Electric Ontario Ltd.|
|Jon Apperley||Kingston||Modern Niagara|
|Gary Rossol||London||Al Gordon Electric Ltd.|
|Mike Leone||Niagara Peninsula||
Procon Constructors Inc.
|Mike Rose||Greater Toronto||Rogol Electric Co. Ltd.|
|Dave Scott||Greater Toronto||Plan Group|
|Rick Ball||Thunder Bay||White Pine Electric Ltd.|
TJI Multi-Trade Contractors Ltd.
Wired Synergy Inc.
|Johncarlo Salvatore||Windsor||Mid South Electrical Contractors|
|Jason Jackson||Central Ontario||Tri-Electric Solutions Ltd.|
|Tim Scott||Northern Ontario||Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd.|
|Bob Ritzmann||Line Committee||Alltrade Industrial|
|Mark Quinn||Communications Committee||
Focal Point Connectivity Inc.
Electrical Trade Bargaining Agency (ETBA)
The ETBA is the labour relations committee of the ECA. The ETBA represents acts as the legal representative of the ECAO in all matters relevant to labour negotiations in the Province of Ontario with those Construction unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that are charted to represent Electricians, Lineman, Network Cabling Specialists or Communication Cable Installers (the "IBEW Construction unions").
In matters relating to labour agreements, the ETBA shall be autonomous and its decisions final and binding on all members of the ECAO having contractual relations with the IBEW construction unions.
Pursuant to clause 153(1)(b) of the (Ontario) Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the "LRA") the ETBA has been designated as the Employer Bargaining Agency to represent in bargaining all employers wose employees are represented by the IBEW and the IBEW Construction Council of Ontarion (CCO) and its affliated locals that are charted to represent Electricians, Lineman, Network Cabling Specialists or Communication Cable Installers in the ICI sector of the Construction Industry in the Provice of Ontario.
|Hamilton||Mark Lloyd||Dan Lancia|
|Quinte/ St. Lawrence||Don Norman||Mike Paul|
|London||Guy MacMillan||Andy Tilson|
|Niagara||Chris Cimek||Larry Shaver|
|Toronto||Dan Camilleri (VC)||Peter Calabrese|
|Thunder Bay||Rick Ball||Chris Welbourne|
|Sarnia||Carlo Maola||Anthony Tofano|
|Ottawa||Roch Picknell||Johannes Ziebarth|
|Windsor||Johncarlo Salvatore||Brad Vollmer|
|Central Ontario (Kitchener)||Bob Ritzmann||Jason Jackson|
|Northern (Sudbury)||Kris Ferguson|
|Line||Allan Kellett||Peter Calabrese|
|Communications||Mark Quinn||Steve Watson|
Electrical Trade Joint Board (ETJB)
During the term of the Principal Agreement, the ETBA participates in ongoing policy matters and grievance resolution in partnership with the IBEW-CCO through the ETJB under the guidance of the Independent Chair, Bernie Fishbein.
Bill Pearse (Alternate)
Dan Camilleri (Alternate)
Mark Lloyd (Alternate)
Brad Walker (ECAO Pres.)
Bruce McNamara (IO)
Bernie Fishbein (Chair)
Joint Electrical Promotion Plan (JEPP)
The mission of JEPP is market share development for the unionized electrical sector in Ontario through a broad range of marketing, promotion, government relation and advocacy, and training initiatives. JEPP is local area (Contractor & IBEW) driven. Membership on JEPP is equally ECAO and IBEW/ CCO as follows:
|105||Lorne Newick||Hamilton||Mark Lloyd|
|115||Bill Pearse||Quinte/ St. Lawrence||Don Norman|
|120||John Gibson||London||Guy MacMillan|
|303||Mark Cherney||Niagara||Chris Cimek|
|353||Steve Martin||Toronto||Kelly Burke|
|402||Glen Drewes||Thunder Bay||Rick Ball|
|530||Frank Harris||Sarnia||Carlo Maola|
|586||John Bourke||Ottawa||Roch Picknell|
|773||Karl Lovett||Windsor||Whit Tucker|
|804||Mark Watson||Central Ontario||Terry Moore|
|1687||Bruce Palmer||Northern (Sudbury)||Kris Ferguson|
|IBEW/ CCO||James Barry||ECAO||Graeme Aitken|
|IBEW/ CCO||John Grimshaw||ETBA Chair||Terry Moore|
|Lorne Newick (Co- Chair)||Terry Moore (Co- Chair)|
|John Grimshaw (Secretary)||Graeme Aitken (Treasurer)|
|James Barry||Chris Cimek|
|Steve Martin||Mark Lloyd|
|John Bourke||Roch Picknell|
|John Gibson||Rick Ball|
|Glen Drewes||Kelly Burke|
|Mark Watson (Alternate)||Mark Quinn (Alternate)|
JEPP Audit Committee
|John Gibson (Alternate)||Graeme Aitken|
|James Barry||Terry Moore|
|Lorne Newick||Rick Ball|
|Steve Martin||Dan Lancia (Alternate)|
The Electrical Contractors Association- Line (ECA- Line) is a newly recognized association that replaced ECAO' Standing Line Committee. ECA- Line is a committee approved by ECAO to deal with the business and affairs of ECAO's as such business and affairs are with the respect to members of ECAO who perform work pursuant to the Provincial Linework Agreement, also known as the Yellow Pages. ECA- Line member electrical contractors who perform work under the Yellow Pages. ECA- Line has an eight (8) member Board of Directors representing four (4) sectors:
|Allan Kellet||Shahriar Ghiasi|
Road/ Street/ Traffic
|Ken Nepaul||Namby Vithiananthan|
|Nick Gatien||Peter Calabrese|
Renewable Energy/ Other
|Bob Ritzmann||Terry Moore|
ECA- Line has the following members:
|Peter Calabrese (Chair)||Larry Tricinci|
|Bob Ritzmann (Vice Chair)||Frank Heerkens|
|Allan Kellet||Chris Cimek|
|Allana Jamieson||Terry Moore|
|Ken Nepaul||Dan Lancia|
|Shannon Kemp||Chris Manielly|
|Namby Vithiananthan||Jordan Kellet|
The Provincial Joint Line Committee (PJLC) is comprised of representatives of IBEW Local 353, Local 1687, IBEW/CCO and the Line Committee. The PJLC has the power to deal with disputes, interpretations, industry promotion, and all such matters at the Provincial level.
|Steve Martin (Chair)||Peter Calabrese (Chair)|
|Bruce Palmer||Bob Ritzmann|
|John Grimshaw||Allan Kellett|
|James Barry||Allana Jamieson|
|Bruce McNamara (IO)||Ken Nepaul|
|Glen Drewes||Shannon Kemp|
|John Bourke (Alternate)||Namby Vithiananthan|
|Mark Cherney||Shahriar Ghiasi|
|Mark Watson||Larry Tricinci|
|Chris Cimek||Terry Moore|
ECAO has a Communications Committee that consists of ECAO member contractors who work under the Green Pages of the Principal Agreement.
|Mark Quinn (Chair)|
ECAO and IBEW have a Provincial Joint Communications Committee that meets to discuss issues and opportunities in the Communications sector.
|Mark Quinn (Co- Chair)||Lorne Newick (Co-Chair)|
|Rob Stevenson||Steve Martin|
|Steve Watson||John Bourke|
|Joe Beatty||John Gibson|
WSIB & Human Resources Committee
|Fred Black||Steve Thrasher|
|Kelly Burke||Doug Parsons|
|Michael Zacks||Bob Ritzmann|
|Shannon Kemp||Linda Saunders|
Human Resources Committee
Member Advantage Program
The member services committee of ECAO uses the collective purchasing power of the entire membership in order to obtain products and services at discount rates which would not ordinarily be available to individual companies. ECAO has teamed up with key providers to the electrical industry to help members save on items and services they use every day through negotiated price reductions and value-added packages. These benefits of membership are only available to current members of ECAO.
In order to keep the array of services up to date and of high quality, the member services committee regularly surveys the members' opinions with respect to the quality of existing products and services and the need for new or additional lines.
Affiliate Partner Executive Council
The purpose of the Affiliate Partner Executive Council is to organize and promote the activities of those persons, firms, and corporations who are directly or indirectly involved with the electrical contracting industry; to promote better relations between electrical contractors and those who provide support services to the contractors; and, to promote high professional standards for the conducting of business to the betterment of the industry and the consumer. Affiliate Partners receive the highest priority for networking opportunities with the membership and are listed prominently on the ECAO website.
In addition to the Member Services Committee members, the Affiliate Partner Executive Council is comprised of representatives from the following five categories of associate membership:
- Inspection or Certification Agency
- Consultant/Soft Services Supplier
The Affiliate Partner Executive Council is involved in planning tradeshows which provides ECAO members with valuable resource information and an opportunity for education and networking with their industry partners. The Affiliate Partner Executive Council is also involved in planning the annual ECAO Calendar providing an informative and relevant planning tool for electrical contractors.
Member Services Committee
Joe Kurpe J & L Electrical Contractors Ltd. (Chair)
Michael Leone Procon Constructors Inc.
Stacey Anderson Toban Electric Inc.
- Jack Gibson AllTrade Industrial
Jim Thomas Sutherland-Schultz Ltd.
Affiliate Partner Executive Council
Mauro Di Tullio Federated Insurance
David Barnes General Cable
Joe Kurpe (Chair) J & L Electrical Contractors Ltd.
Wayne Candy Mobilizz Inc.
Dan Leduc Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Debbie DeCaire Skipwith & Associates
Stacey Anderson Toban Electric Inc.
Future Leader Advisory Council (FLAC)
PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE
The Committee consists of individuals from the ECAO member organizations, who volunteer their time, expertise and motivation to the Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC) Mission. The members work together as ambassadors of the young ECAO membership, discussing up-to-date industry practices, trends and experiences, while developing professional and social opportunities to share information, networking, continued education and community service.
The Mission of the Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC) is to develop an informal communication network among electrical construction industry future professionals up to 40 years of age, in order to:
• Promote networking relationships within the electrical construction industry.
• Develop a forum to establish industry contacts and business leads.
• Provide information and industry activities and opportunities that will enhance and profit the individual and their respective organization.
• Provide an opportunity for member organizations to invest in their employee’s development through professional education and industry exposure.
• Develop leadership skills and be considered for future ECAO Committee positions.
• Acting in the full scope as an Ambassador of the ECAO.
ECAO Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
We are thrilled to announce our new ECAO Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. The main purpose of this Committee is to advise, educate, and provide resources to ECAO members. We want to encourage them to apply a diversity and inclusion lens to their policies, programs, and practices. Our vision is to Seek Diversity, Create Inclusion and Drive Accountability.
Committee members must be an ECAO member or member representative who understands the impacts of racism and systemic discrimination on marginalized people and meet the following general qualifications:
- have demonstrated knowledge around diversity, equity, and inclusion
- be able to build meaningful relationships and connections within the industry