Bob Masterson appointed to Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Council 

On April 24, Bob Masterson, President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association on Canada (CIAC) was appointed by Vic Fedeli, Minister Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, as a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Council. The appointment is from April 24 to October 31, 2023.  

“I wish to thank Minister Fedeli for considering my participation, on behalf of Ontario’s important chemistry and plastics industry in his Advanced Manufacturing Council. The Council’s recommendations will ensure our industry can continue to make important economic contributions to the province while transforming for a low- carbon and circular economy,” said Mr. Masterson.  

The Council, made up of leaders from several of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, will provide advice and support for developing the Ministry’s Advanced Manufacturing Strategy. The goal is to ensure Ontario’s manufacturers remain globally competitive and domestic production remains strong. The Council will advise on accelerating technology development and adoption, encouraging investment and boosting exports, building a green economy, and investing in jobs and skills of the future. The Council will submit a final report to the Minister, outlining recommendations for developing an Advanced Manufacturing Strategy.