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Canadian GeoExchange Coalition members elect board

June 1, 2017  By Ground Water Canada

Montreal – The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition’s membership confirmed a new board of directors in its annual general meeting this month.

The new board includes members from each member category, and represents an important expansion of the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC).

“CGC is very pleased to hit this milestone,” said Pat Rudka, chair of the 2016 board of directors, in a news release. “As Canada’s association for geothermal heat pump technology, we will continue to welcome new members in a spirit of openness and dialogue, and look forward to working with the broad range of stakeholders we have in the past.” A priority task for CGC’s new board is strategic development to serve the industry.


CGC’s directors for 2017-2018 are Chad Brezynskie, vice-president of sales and marketing, GeoSmart Energy, Cambridge, Ont.; Shannon L. Claggett, associate dean, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ont.; Gino DiRezze, president and chief executive officer, Groundheat Solar Wind Corp., Richmond Hill, Ont.; Kevin Dubeau, président et D.G., Induktion Géothermie, Quebec City; Frank Kernick, president, Spring Creek Real Estate, Canmore, Alta.; Patrice Kwemo, président, Energie-Stat, LaSalle, Que.; Pat Rudka, BS.c., owner and chief executive officer, Oshawa Refrigeration Service Limited, Oshawa, Ont.; and Nathalie Tremblay, présidente et fondatrice, Marmott Énergies, Mont-Royal Que.

Per CGC’s by-laws, directors serve one year and may elect up to one-third of their number as new directors until the next annual general meeting.

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is Canada’s industry association for renewable, efficient heat pump technology. CGC serves as the industry’s nexus for information, training, standards, certification, discussion, and representation. More information is at

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