OTTAWA, Ont. — Angela Splinter has been named the new executive director of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) following a national search by the organization’s board of directors.
Splinter has extensive experience in human resources management, particularly in the area of sector council programming. She recently served as the Electricity Sector Council’s director of projects and development following six years as a management consultant for councils serving the electrical, mining, automotive repair and contact centre industries. In that time, she worked on projects including national occupational standards, certification and training, labour market information and foreign credentials recognition.
Linda Gauthier, who had served as the Council’s executive director, will help with the transition before departing in late June.
“We are confident that Angela Splinter has the skills to build on the solid foundation established under Linda Gauthier’s leadership,” said CTHRC board chair Gord Peddle, vice-president and chief operating officer of Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems. “By finding an executive director with her broad experience, we enjoy the added benefit of a fresh outlook for our programs, services and business practices.”
“With half a million workers, the trucking industry continues to play a key role in the Canadian economy. But it faces numerous human resources challenges that threaten the bottom line of every business,” Splinter noted, referring to examples such as shortages of qualified workers. “I am thrilled to join the CTHRC team that knows the trucking industry and is committed to addressing these HR needs.”
In the coming months, Splinter says she plans to focus her attention on ensuring that the needs of industry stakeholders continue to be met by developing a business plan that will help make the council’s new strategic direction a reality.
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