HRAI Manitoba Chapter Hosts AGM and Elects a New Board

The HRAI Manitoba Chapter hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 30th via a virtual Zoom meeting.

In addition to approving the minutes of the previous AGM and the financials for the Chapter, a new Board of Directors was elected.   HRAI National wishes to congratulate those elected:

Tara Smith, Mr. Furnace / Furnasman New Homes, Chair  

Mark Boissoneault, Tradesman Mechanical Services Ltd, Vice Chair

Mel Buhler, Southern Comfort Mechanical Inc., Secretary

Sean Woroniak, Manitoba Hydro, Director at Large

Grant Hein, Heritage Heating & Cooling Ltd, Director at Large

Shirli Vilenski East, Apprenticeship Manitoba, Director at Large

Jason Reid, Right Time Furnasman Heating and Air Conditioning, Director at Large.

Ms. Smith addressed the attendees about Chapter activities stating that “The last 18 months have been very challenging and the Chapter was inactive for the most part, we look forward to getting back together, in person and providing value for the Chapter members”.

After the formal business of the AGM was complete, the meeting featured two speakers that presented virtually:  Sandy MacLeod, President and CEO and Angie Mantei, Manager, Education Delivery from HRAI National.

Angie reported on HRAI educational programs including the virtual offerings now available to members.  She touched on the training offerings available from HRAI and reported on the new Residential Air System Design program that is now in launch mode.

Sandy updated the participants on recent HRAI activities with a focus on the Energy Transition and Building Decarbonation and how the HVACR industry can benefit.

For more information, please contact Brendan Dilk-Sobkowich, Manitoba Region Manager at (204) 956-5888 or or Scott Papp, Manager of Membership and Divisional Programs at (905) 602-4700 ext. 233 or

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