Women in Canadian Manufacturing

Electrical Safety Authority appoints new Board Member

December 13, 2021
By Maryam Farag
Presented by:
Women in Manufacturing

The Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA) Board of Directors announced that Rhonda Barnet has been elected to the Board.

Barnet is an experienced executive in the manufacturing sector holding titles of CFO and President and COO of AVIT Manufacturing, and has experience on the Board of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Canada ‘s Industry Strategy Council and Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.  She was the first woman in history to chair the National Board of CME.

Barnet brings 30 years of financial and strategic leadership, and corporate governance, modern industrial policy, environmental, social and corporate governance strategy, diversity, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, skills transformation and trade association leadership experiences.

“I am delighted to welcome Rhonda to the ESA Board representing consumer interests as an experienced executive and a powerful and influential champion for the sectors, causes and people she serves,” said Annette Bergeron, Chair of the Board, Electrical Safety Authority.  “Consumer needs are a key factor in ESA’s operations and we look forward to Rhonda’s unique perspective and expertise that will contribute to the important work we do for Ontarians.”

Barnet received an Alumni Award from Trent University in 2020, Inspiring Fifty Canada – Women in Technology Award in 2018 and a Business Hall of Fame Inductee in 2017.