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CME welcomes Robert Hattin as new chair of the national board of directors

Published by Stephanie Brooks on October 25, 2012

Ontario manufacturer and businessman Robert Hattin was elected the new chair of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Board of Directors yesterday at its annual board meeting at the National Buyer-Seller Forum in Edmonton.

Hattin, who previously held the position of vice-chair of CME’s board, is the CEO of Hattin Holdings, and active investment company providing management and investment to industrial services and manufacturing enterprises. 

“I’m very humbled to have your support in accepting this position,” said Hattin. “CME is Canada’s highest-regarded industrial trade and advocacy organization that promotes manufacturing and exporting of Canadian ingenuity in either the form of hard goods of knowledge-based services into the global market.”

As an ardent believer in the Canadian manufacturing industry, Hattin’s business path provided him unique experiences on all sides of the industry spectrum. He was past CEO of Canada’s leading packaging automation company, a senior manager at an advanced robotics firm, and spent a decade at Westinghouse in power generation, switchgear and M&A divisions.  

Rob brings a wealth of experience to our executive division at CME having been involved in critical manufacturing and infrastructure projects throughout his working life,” said CME President & CEO, Jayson Myers. “From re-energizing and re-focusing an organization to his understanding of new processes, new technologies and off-shore markets, CME can confidently face the hurdles ahead under such strong guidance.”

Hattin says he is devoted to assisting the organization through the significant challenges that lie ahead, with guidance, where possible.

“I commit to you my dedication and passion in helping the organization,” said Hattin. “I also ask for your guidance, even when it’s not asked for, so that the right thing is done for CME. I do make mistakes, and I have thick skin.”

CME also congratulates the outgoing Chair of the Board, Roy Cook, and Craig McIntosh as new vice chair.


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