– CANADA, BC – SHARC International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC, FRA: IWIA, OTC: INTWF) today announced that it has appointed Eleanor Chiu, Matt Engelhardt and Al Saurette to its Board of Directors, effective February 27, 2020.
“We are pleased to welcome Eleanor, Matt and Al as new independent directors to the SHARC Board. They join the Company at an exciting time as we continue to drive our Original Equipment Manufacturer sales model forward and execute on our strategy to focus on SHARC and Piranha equipment sales,” said Lynn Mueller, CEO. “Each of these additions brings in unique skills as seasoned business executives that strengthen our overall corporate oversight and governance as the company strives to execute on its strategy.”
Mrs. Chiu and Mr. Engelhardt will serve on the board’s audit committee and Mr. Saurette will provide oversight and support of the sales and marketing function of the Company.
About Eleanor Chiu
Eleanor Chiu is a seasoned executive with extensive board experience and expertise in strategic planning, finance, audit and risk, and corporate governance. Eleanor is a prominent leader in the business and philanthropic community in Calgary and she is genuinely passionate about ensuring her contributions make a significant difference. Her long list of volunteer roles has included sitting on the Mount Royal University Board of Governors, Alberta Children’s Hospital Board, and treasurer of International Women’s Forum of Canada, Calgary Chapter.
Eleanor and her husband Wayne are the founders of Trico Charitable Foundation and she serves as one of their directors. In her role as Trico Group’s Chief Financial Officer, she helped build the Company from a small business in Calgary to one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – a testament to her business acumen, and professional and personal strengths. She also held directorship of various public and private for-profit companies.
Eleanor is a graduate of University of Calgary with a B.Comm, Finance and Accounting and she studied at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Anthropology, received an ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants.SHARC International Systems Inc.
About Matt Engelhardt
Matt Engelhardt has over 15 years of experience leading a broad group of portfolios including financial planning and analysis, treasury, procurement, tax and accounting. Matt is also a collaborative, results driven senior finance professional with a passion for leading people.
Matt is currently the Director, Commercial Finance at WestJet and, during his tenure, has helped evolve their capital structure to move beyond a one fleet type, low cost point to point domestic carrier to a network carrier with global reach. As a tax professional, Matt previously served on the Board of the Calgary Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute and was a member of the Income Tax Committee advocating with governments to improve overall tax administration. Matt is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
About Al Saurette
Al Saurette has launched many technology products for global markets. Al is a thought leader in the emerging technology space, regular speaker at international conferences, and a prolific author.
He has assisted early-stage public and private companies establish a world-wide reputation leveraging often limited resources to establish a strong market presence. He has delivered innovative solutions for over 35 years and has a strong track record of success with emerging technology companies
About SHARC International Systems
SHARC International Systems Inc. is a world leader in wastewater heat recovery. For commercial, residential and industrial buildings, SHARC products recycle thermal energy, generating one of the most efficient and economical methods for heating, cooling & preheating water. SHARC is publicly traded in Canada (CSE:SHRC), the United States (OTCQB:INTWF) and Germany (Frankfurt:IWIA).
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