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Posted October 30, 2009

Communitech Board Elects New Co-chairmen, Adds Five New Members

Waterloo – Communitech, Waterloo Region’s innovation hub, has two new co-chairmen of its Board of Directors for the 2009-2012 term: John Keating, CEO of COM DEV, and Gerry Remers, President and COO of Christie Digital. The co-chairs replace outgoing chairman Tim Jackson of Tech Capital Partners who was recognized at the Communitech Annual General Meeting Tuesday for his dedicated service during the last three years.

Along with new co-chairmen, the Communitech Board has five incoming members:

Ali Asaria, President, Well.ca
John Donald, VP Applied Research & External Relations, Conestoga College
Ted Hastings, CEO, Moxy Media
Jacqui Murphy, Partner, Tech Capital Partners
Mate Prgin, President and CEO, Avvasi Ltd.

“We’re grateful to have the support of tech entrepreneurs and business leaders who come from varied sectors and represent the perspective of small, medium and large enterprises,” said Iain Klugman, President and CEO of Communitech. “Since Communitech is the organization enabling innovation in the Region, we need to stay closely aligned with what’s happening in the industry we serve.”

The new co-chairs and board members join the following individuals to form the full Board of Directors:

- Howard Armitage, Executive Director, Center for Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology, University of Waterloo
- John Baker, CEO, Desire2learn
- Dave Caputo, CEO, Sandvine
- Doug Cooper, Country Manager, Intel
- Phil Deck, CEO, MKS
- Steve Farlow, Executive Director, Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University
- Iain Klugman, President & CEO, Communitech
- Carol Leaman, CEO, PostRank
- Wayne Martin, CIO Manulife Financial Canada
- Jennifer McCredie, SVP, OpenText
- Mark Pecen, VP Advanced Technology, RIM
- Ray Simonson, CEO, Coreworx Inc.
- Michael Worry, CEO, Nuvation.

“It’s interesting that we have representation on the board from companies that have been formed in the last five years up to and including companies that have existed for some 100 years. I’m confident that this diverse group will provide excellent guidance for the years to come,” said Klugman.

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