For the record, November 21, 2017

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Hospitality/Tourism/Convention

Alan Storimans has joined Fresh Prep, a food delivery service that delivers prepped ingredients for ready-to-cook meals, as general manager/operations manager. Storimans most recently served as operations manager at Thrifty Foods’ commissary, Thrifty Kitchens, a position he held for three years.

Legal

Barry Penner has joined the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre as managing director. Penner was previously B.C.’s attorney general, minister of Aboriginal relations and reconciliation, minister of the environment and a member of the legislative assembly for 16 years.

Jonathan Cheng, Guillermo Flores and Jennifer Loeb have recently joined Lindsay Kenney LLP. Cheng has joined the business and real estate law group in Vancouver, Flores has joined the general litigation group in Langley and Loeb has joined the dispute resolution group in Langley with a focus on employment litigation and motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims.

Resources

Craig J. Brown has been appointed to the scientific advisory council at Standard Lithium Ltd. Brown is a hydrometallurgical expert with more than 45 years of experience in developing processes for separating a wide range of chemicals from aqueous solutions. He was a central figure in the development and application of ion exchange technology, which is now well established and utilized in over 50 countries in dozens of different applications. Brown has extensive business experience, having held several corporate executive positions during his career. 

Mr. Aminbuhe, CEO, executive director and chairman of the board of directors of SouthGobi Resources Ltd., has taken a leave from his role as CEO. Bing Wang has been appointed interim CEO on a temporary basis while Aminbuhe is on leave. Wang joined the company as general manager of sales and marketing in December 2015, and is also the legal representative, executive director and general manager of two of the company’s subsidiaries, Inner Mongolia SouthGobi Enterprise Co. Ltd. and Chongqing SouthGobi Energy Ltd. Prior to joining SouthGobi Resources, Wang was sales director of Haier International Business Group and was responsible for its commodity trading business.

Technology

Neil Stevenson-Moore has been appointed CEO of Global Remote Technologies Ltd. Most recently, Stevenson-Moore has been working with medical technology companies and federal and provincial governments with health-care platforms that improve patient outcomes, overall system security and life-saving technology applications. Previously, Stevenson-Moore was CEO and founder of StylePixi, a retail technology company.

Companies on the Move

New in town

Robin Turnill, founder and CEO of newly launched human resources outsourcing firm Pivot HR Services, leads a team of consultants delivering customized HR solutions to clients from a range of industries. Turnill has more than 15 years of executive, management and consulting experience providing HR services to many large local clients in health care, education, utilities, gaming and transportation. Previously, Turnhill was a principal at Exalt HR Consulting and instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s School of Business. She also served as HR director and COO at Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, where she is now vice-chair of the board of directors. Turnill is a founding board member for Project Change Foundation and past chair of the human resources and governance committee for Kids Up Front Foundation.

Hats Off

The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) raised $1 million for BC Children’s Hospital. YAP, founded in 2010 and supported by more than 100 volunteers ranging in age from eight to 21, is a BC Children’s Hospital Foundation initiative with a mission to inspire youth to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives while also supporting BC Children’s Hospital through fundraising and awareness building.

RBC Foundation donated $40,000 to Vancouver Opera, in direct support of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program. Founded in 2012, this program engages, mentors and trains young Canadian opera artists and offers a bridge between formal academic educational programs and the professional world in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Listeners to the recent one-day 93.1 RED FM Gurpurab Radiothon donated $625,000 to Surrey Memorial Hospital’s coronary care unit. The funds will be used to purchase innovative equipment, support new technology for patient education and enhance family-centred care. When the goal of $1 million is reached, the unit will be renamed the Sarbat Coronary Care Unit. Sarbat means “equality for all.” Recently, RED FM also used the airways to help the Canadian Red Cross appeal for funds for victims of the summer wildfires, raising $170,000 in only seven hours. Since the first radiothon in 2007, more than $5.7 million has been raised for four major programs at the hospital: the emergency department, the family birthing centre, the stroke unit and the kidney centre.

Coast Capital Savings donated a grant of $15,000 to Dan’s Legacy, a charity providing therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs to youth battling mental health and addictions issues resulting from childhood trauma and abuse. The funds have been donated in support of the charity’s new Surrey-based supported program for youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Working in partnership with the Asante Centre, the mentorship pilot program allows trained leaders with FASD to help younger peers understand their abilities, develop self-advocacy and learn life skills. 

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