Peter Janson and Jacques Parisien Join The Guarantee Company of North America’s Board of Directors

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TORONTO, March 25, 2015 – The Guarantee Company of North America (The Guarantee) has appointed Peter Janson and Jacques Parisien to its board of directors.

Peter Janson is a seasoned professional manager with extensive international experience in heavy electrical equipment manufacturing as well as engineering and construction.  He held many positions with ABB, including CEO of ASEA Canada, CEO of ABB Canada and CEO of ABB US.  Peter also served as CEO of Agra Monenco and then assumed responsibility as CEO of AMEC Americas, and Chairman of AMEC Construction Management Inc.

He has been a member of numerous boards of directors, including Tembec Inc, Terra Industries Inc, E.I. Dupont Canada, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Nexia Biotechnologies Inc. and currently, Teekay Corporation.

Peter has been Vice-Chairman of the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition, he has held many advisory positions including reporting to the Prime Minister of Canada in his role as a member of the National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and in the US serving as a member of the Business Round Table.  Mr. Janson holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University. 

Jacques Parisien is a key figure in the Canadian communications industry, having spent his professional career working at Telemedia before joining Astral, which was then acquired by Bell Media.  As Executive Vice President and C.O.O of Astral Media Inc., Jacques was accountable for the company’s operations and growth strategies across Canada. At Bell Media, he was a member of the Executive Committee and led Bell Media’s national French and English specialty and pay television and radio properties, as well as the operations of Astral Out-of-Home.   

He currently sits on the boards of directors of IGM Financial Inc., Attraction Media, Square Victoria/Gesca and Stingray Digital.  He also acts as an advisor to Cossette.

Jacques has chaired the Montréal Board of Trade, the Montreal Tourism Bureau and the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. He currently sits on the boards of the Montréal l Museum of Fine Arts, Capsana (a joint foundation of The Montréal Heart Institute and Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital), as well as the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec. Mr. Parisien is a member of the Québec Bar and graduated in law from McGill University. 

 Peter Janson

 Jacques Parisien


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