The Board of Directors of DIAC is a volunteer board made up of representatives from member companies. Board terms are four years in duration and board members may stand for re-election at the end of their four year term. Board members are elected by the membership at the annual general meeting and usually sit on one or more committees of the Board. Board Committees include: Audit & Finance, Technorama & Conventions, Regulatory & Industry Affairs, Membership, Market Research & Data, Commercial Laboratories and Executive & Governance.
DiAC’s by-laws and governance structure allows for members in “good standing” to nominate employees/owners of member companies to the Board of Directors and at the annual general meeting the membership votes for those nominated to sit on the Board for a term which can be 1 - 4 years dependent on the board vacancy.
The elected directors then in turn are responsible for electing the executive of the Association. This takes place at the Board meeting immediately following the AGM, which in this case was June 22, 2021. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Dental Industry Association of Canada, we would like to announce the new executive of the Association.
Henry has been a member of DiAC for many years and is well known in the dental industry through his companies which include: Heaps & Doyle, Al Heaps & Associations, Hill Kindy, Practice Solutions, Associates on Demand, Dental Practice Consolidators, HD Dental Coaching Experdent Web Services and his involvement with the Pacific Dental Industry Association. Henry and his companies are representative of the service sector of our membership.
Henry’s vision for DiAC includes growing our membership, financial stability, continued strengthening our voice with regulators both federal and provincial, re-starting our in person events and programming, building our profile in an industry that is shifting and pivoting ensuring DiAC’s relevance to our current and future members.
Congratulations to Alain Dumais who has been elected as Vice President of DiAC for the next two years. As many of you know, the Vice President role is the first step to becoming President of DiAC. Alain has been on the Board of Directors since 2019 and has been the lead director for the Technorama and conventions committee for the last two years.
Alain has a long and distinguished career in the dental industry, his current role is Senior Vice President and General Manager at Supermax Canada a manufacturer of Gloves and PPE. Alain has been there since September 2020. Prior to this role he had been with Patterson Dental Canada for last 11 years as National Director of Marketing for Merchandise. In that role, he oversaw all sales and marketing activities and product management as they relate to merchandise. He was also managing the Special market segment of the business. He was previously National director of CAD CAM, in charge of the CAD CAM segment of Patterson. He was directly involved in the growth of these technologies in the market.
Alain looks forward to taking a more in depth and active leadership role at DiAC helping to guide and shape the Association and industry in the coming years.
Bonnie Tan, a partner at MNP consulting will continue to provide her expertise in finance and management to DiAC both as a board member and lead on the finance committee of the board. We thank Bonnie for her continued dedication and support of the Association as she continues in her board and executive roles. Bonnie and MNP are representative of the service sector of the membership!
Mr. Jim Wareing, The Aurum Group steps down as President after his two year term. Jim’s tenure as President was in the two toughest years that the Association has ever had to manage. His unwavering support, time commitment and pragmatic approach was a significant contribution to the Association and has gotten us through this difficult period. Even though times were tough, we managed to increase our profile with our external stakeholders, build better communications and management system to add value to our members, broaden our membership definitions and revamp our by-laws and deliver our first virtual conference which was a resounding success. Jim will remain on the Board of Directors in an advisory role as Past President in a non-executive, non-voting member of the board. Thank you, Jim for your four years of service on the executive of DiAC and your continued service as Past President for the next two years. Jim and The Aurum Group are representative of the commercial laboratory sector of the Association!
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