VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) ("SHARC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that philanthropic entrepreneur and business executive Eleanor Chiu has consented to join the Company's Board of Directors.
Eleanor Chiu, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D is seasoned executive with extensive board experience and expertise in strategic planning, finance, operational excellence, Audit and Risk, and Corporate Governance. Eleanor is a prominent leader in the business and philanthropic community in Calgary and she is genuinely passionate about ensuring her contributions make a significant difference. Her long list of volunteer roles has included sitting on the Mount Royal University Board of Governors, Alberta Children’s Hospital Board, and treasurer of Immigrant Access Fund Board.
Eleanor and her husband Wayne are the founders of Trico Charitable Foundation and she serves as one of their directors. In her role as Trico Group’s Chief Financial Officer, she helped build the Company from a small business in Calgary to one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies - a testament to her business acumen, and professional and personal strengths. She also held directorship of various public and private for-profit companies.
Eleanor’s passion for entrepreneurship and keen awareness of the need for creative solutions to ensure sustainability in the non-profit sector has played a key role in setting the Trico Charitable Foundation’s mission - provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship. The Bow Valley College’s Chiu School of Business was named after their family. In 2016, she and her husband, Wayne Chiu, were the recipients of the CASE Benefactor Award that recognizes outstanding contributions to community colleges.
Eleanor is a graduate of University of Calgary with a B.Comm, Finance and Accounting and she studied at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Anthropology, received a ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA).
"I am honoured to be joining the Board of SHARC and offering the Company my expertise in strategic planning, corporate governance, and finance using my many years experience with public and private companies," said Ms. Chiu. "I see this as an opportunity to help SHARC engage with stakeholders, governments, and my network to expand the global reach of the SHARC brand."
CEO SHARC International Systems, Mr. Lynn Mueller, commented: "We are very pleased that Ms. Chiu has agreed to join the Board, and we are delighted to welcome her to SHARC. Ms. Chiu has extensive experience in the business and philanthropic community, decades of experience in corporate governance and as a CFO and director of various public, and private community organizations including Hospitals, Universities and Foundations. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the board of SHARC, and I look forward to working closely with Eleanor."
About SHARC International Systems
SHARC International Systems Inc. is a world leader in thermal heat recovery. SHARC™ technology systems recycle thermal energy from wastewater, generating one of the most energy efficient and economical systems for heating, cooling & hot water preheating for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. SHARC is publicly traded in Canada (CSE: SHRC), the United States (OTCQB: INTWF) and Germany (Frankfurt: IWIA).
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