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This year we proudly welcome a new Executive Director, association executive and publishing veteran J. David Ritter.

March 13, 2017  By Richard McMullen

David comes to us with more than 30 years’ experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer professional services. He has most recently served as president and CEO of the Canadian Jewellers Association, vice-president of Canada Law Book Inc., executive vice-president of CLB Media Inc. (former publisher of SP&T News), and president of Gadikin International.

David has attended CANASA events over the years and knows our industry very well. He looks forward to meeting with our National Board of Directors to discuss strategy and the future of the association before welcoming a new slate of National Board members and Regional Council members in April at CANASA’s Annual General Meeting and the first Security Canada trade show of 2017 in Laval, Que.

According to David, “CANASA and the Canadian security industry represent a tradition of dedication, quality, and creativity. As your new Executive Director, I look forward to being in contact with all facets of our industry so that we can better meet our members’ needs and concerns. I am confident with the guidance of the board and the assistance of CANASA staff, we can enhance our position in both Canadian and international markets. I look forward to working and meeting with all of you and welcome the opportunity to be part of the Canadian security industry.”

David is also looking forward to joining us to help celebrate advancements in the industry and our association at events across the country. As we do every year, we will bestow awards to acknowledge volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to advancing the industry and bursaries to recipients of our National Scholarship Program.


 After almost half a decade of tremendous achievements, we come together to look back on the last 40 years to appreciate where we came from. Now we look forward to a bright future of engaging with members of the Canadian Security Association! We hope that you will join us at special commemorations, particularly during Security Canada East and Security Canada Central, where we will remember the good times and successes we have shared over the years.  

Richard McMullen (@Richard_FCi) is the national president of CANASA (www.canasa.org).

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