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Polar Bear Rubber,

a leading supplier of hydraulic hoses, fittings and adapters to a diverse group of industries, is pleased to announce Joseph Wdowiak has joined their team as applications engineer. Wdowiak is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program at Red River College and is a member of CTTAM with a C.E.T. certification. More recently, he spent the last three years working for a manufacturer of drilling equipment for mining applications, where he developed his skills in the areas of design, quality, production and manufacturing.


Bison Transport

is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Burkett as director, LCV operations. During his 14 months with Bison, Burkett has proven himself to be a people-focused, results-oriented leader. His hands-on approach has yielded significant improvements to the working environment and performance of the LCV and Saskatchewan/Manitoba regional operations -- both from a driver and office perspective. Most notably, he led the long combination vehicle (LCV) team through a rebound from an extremely tough start in 2013.


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

is pleased to congratulate Jennifer McRae and Drew Mitchell on their admission to the partnership. McRae's practice focuses primarily on business immigration, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property and commercial real estate transactions including sales, purchases and financing. Mitchell's practice is focused on corporate and commercial law, and can be divided into four areas: securities law, banking and finance, real estate and development, and a general corporate and commercial practice.


Skills Connect Inc. and ThirdQuarter

are pleased to announce Dale Johnston has assumed the leadership role of the account management team. Based out of the Winnipeg head office, Johnston will be responsible for the account management of ThirdQuarter's corporate accounts and customer service. He will work closely with the recruitment and sales and marketing teams to expand the national growth strategy. Johnston brings with him nearly 30 years of national sales and account management experience in the transportation industry. His diverse experience, ability to act strategically and positive attitude makes him uniquely qualified for this role.



The Friesen family

was awarded the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Family IMPACT Award at the Volunteer Awards dinner for their commitment to the Winnipeg Folk Festival and other community initiatives. Pam and Kevin Friesen have co-ordinated the festival's site first aid crew for 20 years and have instilled the value of community and volunteerism in their sons Thomas, Aaron, Jonas and Cole, all of whom are actively involved as coaches, mentors and volunteers in the community. Jonas (apprentice crew) and Cole (guest for a day crew) will be volunteering at Folk Fest this summer.


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 14, 2014 B6

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