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Prompt payment a priority for new MCA Canada president


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February 27, 2016

Gaetan Beaulieu (l), MCA Canada's past chairman, passes the buck to Del Pawliuk (r), president, MCA Canada, at the National Conference closing gala.
Gaetan Beaulieu (l), MCA Canada's past chairman, passes the buck to Del Pawliuk (r), president, MCA Canada, at the National Conference closing gala.

MCA Canada’s 74th Annual National Conference, entitled The Heat is On, was held in Palm Springs, CA from November 16 to 19, 2015. The event offered educational programs, workshops and social events, including the John Bradshaw Memorial Golf Tournament and an opening night party.

Gaetan Beaulieu, outgoing MCA Canada chairman, delivered a report to delegates at the annual general meeting on the 18th. “The MCA Canada is successful as a national association because of the strength and commitment of the members of its board of directors. I can tell you from pesonal experience that their priorities are perfectly aligned with those of our members,”said Beaulieu.

Newly-elected MCA Canada president Del Pawliuk noted that his main concern to address in the role is prompt payment.
“I hope that we have prompt payment legislation enacted at the federal government level, and I believe that once that’s in place, the provinces will follow suit,” said Pawliuk.

The conference also featured MCA Canada’s first Awards Gala. Peter Ashton, immediate past chairman, Masco Canada, received the Doug Crawford Memorial Award. MCA America was recognized for its contribution to Operation Eyesight, and 100 Year Awards were presented to AON Insurance, A.O. Smith, Total Energy Systems and Wolseley Mechanical Group, as these companies are celebrating their 100th year in business. Certificates of Appreciation were given to A.O Smith, Bradford White, Apollo Valves, Taco Canada and IPEX.

The Gary Greig Memorial Award was presented to MCA Newfoundland and Labrador manager Dave Dawe. This award recognizes an individual(s) or company who has made significant and meritorious contributions to MCA Canada through long-standing voluntary participation, leadership and commitment to ensuring the success of the annual national conference.

MCA Canada’s 2017 annual national conference will be held in Orlando, FL at the Yacht and Beach Club Resort from November 14 to 17.


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