Executive Committee 

Ken Crawford President
Chris Cimek 1st Vice President
Tim Birnie 2nd Vice President
Terry Moore ETBA Chair
Brad Walker Past President
Doug Dinniwell Treasurer
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.


Name Area Company
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.
Anthony Tofano Sarnia

TJI Multi-Trade Contractors Ltd.

Roch Picknell


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.




ETBA Backup

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

ETBA Chair:

Terry Moore

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.

  • IBEW Reps.

    ETBA Reps.

    Lorne Newick
    Terry Moore 
    Glen Drewes
    Chris Cimek
    Steve Martin
    Rick Ball
    John Bourke
    Roch Picknell
    Bill Pearse (Alternate)
    Dan Camilleri (Alternate)
    John Grimshaw
    Mark Lloyd (Alternate)
    James Barry
    Brad Walker (ECAO Pres.)
    Bruce McNamara (IO)
    Jodi Travers
    Bernie Fishbein (Chair)
    Graeme Aitken

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:



JEPP Members


JEPP Members

105 Steve Fox Hamilton Mark Lloyd
115 Jason Kish Quinte/ St. Lawrence  Don Norman 
120 John Gibson  London Guy MacMillan 
303 Mark Cherney  Niagara  Chris Cimek
353 Lee Caprio Toronto  Dan Camilleri (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  Johncarlo Salvatore
804 Brian Jacobs Central Ontario  Terry Moore 
1687 Travis Merrett  Northern (Sudbury)  Kris Ferguson 
Line   Line  Allan Kellett
Communications   Communications  Mark Quinn 
IBEW/ CCO James Barry ECAO  Graeme Aitken 
    ETBA Chair  Terry Moore


JEPP Directors

Chris Cimek Terry Moore
Graeme Aitken Mark Lloyd
Roch Picknell Rick Ball
Dan Camilleri (Kelly Burke) Mark Quinn (Alternate)
James Barry John Bourke
John Gibson Glen Drewes
Brian Jacobs (Alternate)  


JEPP Audit Committee

Graeme Aitken Terry Moore
Mark Lloyd Mark Quinn
John Gibson James Barry
Patty Demonte Mark Watson
Lou Stranges  

Line Committees

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
Shahriar Ghiasi  


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.


IBEW Reps.

ETBA Reps.

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
  Dan Lancia

Communication Committees

ECAO has a Communications Committee that consists of ECAO member contractors who work under the Green Pages of the Principal Agreement.


Mark Quinn (Chair)
Rob Stevenson
Steve Watson
Joe Beatty


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
  John Grimshaw

WSIB & Human Resources Committee

WSIB Committee

Fred Black Steve Thrasher
Kelly Burke Doug Parsons
Michael Zacks Bob Ritzmann
Shannon Kemp Linda Saunders
Randy Oliver  


Human Resources Committee

Fred Black
Kelly Burke
Scott Kenyan
Glen Hicks
Darrell Peterson

Member Services

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
  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor/Supplier
  • Consultant/Soft Services Supplier
  • Other

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)



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(FLAC) Committee Handbook


ECAO(FLAC) Supervisor Acknowledgement Form


ECAO(FLAC) Application Form

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


If you are interested in joining this Committee and meet the above-noted criteria, please complete the Application Form and send it to kahluwalia@ecao.org.


2021-2022 Committee Members


Ken Nepaul (Co-Chair) Guild Electric Limited
Lena Singh (Co-Chair) Symtech Innovations Ltd.
Anthony Tofano (ECAO Board) TJI Multi-Trade Contractors Ltd.
Matt Hill Modern Niagara
Gavin Trehwan Modern Niagara
Merertu Mogga Frissa Electricity Human Resources Canada
Kamakshi Ahluwalia Marketing & Social Media Administrator
Jodi Travers Labour Relations Manager
Graeme Aitken Executive Director