Larry White has been named the new president of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) at the 47th Annual General Meeting and Convention held in Winnipeg, Manitoba in June. He succeeds Carlo DeFrancesco, who continues as past president.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, White has been in the woodworking industry since 1985 and is the sales manager at Upper Canada Forest Products in Calgary. He brings with him a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for AWMAC. White has been an associate member with the Southern Alberta (SAB) Chapter since 2001, has served on SAB’s board as a director, secretary, treasurer and president, joined the national board of directors in 2008 and became national vice-president in 2015.
White also sits on the national’s executive, inter-association relations, policy and procedures and membership compliance committees where he is initiating his focus on unified policy and procedural alignment across Canada and education to members, architects, designers, students and the public.
Board of directors
In addition to White becoming president, AWMAC also welcomed its new board of directors. All Directors bring a unique and contemporary voice and will be instrumental in helping AWMAC serve the ongoing interests of our members, governments, industry, design professionals and their associations.
From left to right: Rudy Bardeck, Chris Weening, Ed Holzapfel, Kerry DePape, Larry White, Rick Mostert, Jeff Clermont, Steve Blight, Martin Boutet, Carlo DeFrancesco.