Pascale Daigneault has been appointed the new chairperson of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) board of directors for a two-year term. Daigneault has been a member of the FBCL Board of Directors since 2015. Her recent contributions in the establishment of FBCL’s strategic planning framework and her duties as a governance, policy and human resources committee chairperson have equipped her for this new challenge. A resident of Sarnia, Ontario, near FBCL’s Blue Water Bridge, Daigneault has served on several boards including as the president of the Ontario Bar Association, director of the Canadian Bar Association, director of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (Lawyers Financial) and is currently president of Le Réseau des Femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario. Daigneault holds degrees in biochemistry and law from the University of Ottawa. She currently practises at Fleck Law, a firm she co-founded, dividing her time between Sarnia and Toronto.
Rick Talvitie of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a professional civil engineer is leaving FBCL. He completed more than four years with FBCL and countless others in support of the prior subsidiary, St. Mary’s River Bridge Company. Talvitie served on many board committees and held the leadership of the FBCL board of directors since February 2019. Also nominated to the board of directors are John Lopinskiof Port Colbourne, Ontario, and Rakesh Shreewastav of Toronto, Ontario. Lopinski, appointed to a two-year term, brings significant bridge governance experience to his appointment. Shreewastav, appointed to a four-year term, is a civil engineer with experience in various government of Ontario agencies.
Kinedyne LLC has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice president – sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial, manufacturing and transportation sectors. His credentials include master’s degrees in both technology management-marketing and information design and technology from SUNY Institute of Technology. Perlstein also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration – marketing from Northeastern University. Perlstein’s relevant experience has also directly exposed him to the commercial vehicle industry. He has previously served as secretary to the Technology Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association.