People (July 14, 2003)In Memoriam
Gary Gallon, leading Canadian environmental advocate, passed away peacefully at Montreal General Hospital on July 3, 2003 after a long, valiant battle with cancer. A memorial service was held July 8 in Westmount. As president of the Canadian Institute for Business and the Environment, he published his final Gallon Environment Letter on June 20. Gary is survived by his wife, Janine Ferretti, and family. He will be missed by hundreds of friends and admirers. (A full-page tribute will appear in the next issue of HazMat magazine.)
Following the June 9 provincial election in New Brunswick, Brenda Fowlie was named the new Minister of Environment and Local Government. First elected in 1999 to represent the riding of Kennebecasis, she has a strong background in community affairs and had served on the Quispamsis Town Council since 1995. At the same time, Keith Ashfield was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources. A businessman, he is the former owner of several companies and is currently the president of Ashfield and Associates. He has served as MLA for New Maryland since 1999.
William Fry has been appointed president and CEO of Hydromet Environmental Recovery. He is president of the Comtest Group of Companies, in Ottawa, and has served on Hydromet's board of directors since 1998. Consequently, the company has announced its intention to relocate its administrative offices from Hamilton to Ottawa. At the same time, Hydromet has also named Dr William Morgan as its chairman and technical director. He will provide expertise on technical issues relating to the company's production operations. Hydromet owns a 66,000-square-foot metallurgical waste recycling facility in Newman, Illinois.
Capital Environmental Resource, based in Burlington, Ont, has appointed Larry Henk its president and chief operating officer (COO). Henk served in a variety of management and operating capacities for several solid waste services companies over the past 20 years, most recently as president and COO of Allied Waste Industries. Following Henk's appointment, Capital has indicated its intention to establish a U.S. head office in Scottsdale, Arizona.