Claudio A. Mannarino became a director on June 8, 2015. The Board also appointed Mr. Mannarino as chairman of the Audit Committee, also effective on June 8, 2015. Mr. Mannarino served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY, "API"), a leading provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics and security technologies for critical and high-reliability applications from June 2014 to November 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Mannarino served as Senior Vice President (January 2010 - June 2014) and as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance (November 2006-January 2010) at API. Prior to that, he served in various, senior-level management roles throughout API's finance organization. Before joining API, Mr. Mannarino served as Controller for two divisions of Transcontinental, Inc., a Canadian publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("Transcontinental"). After three years in roles with progressively more responsibility at Transcontinental he joined a project management company as a senior accountant, whose role centered on developing long-term business strategies and improving business practices. Mr. Mannarino holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa and attained his Certified Management Accountant certification in 1996.
Mr. Mannarino brings over 20 years of financial, strategic, and merger and acquisition expertise to the Board, which will assist the Company as CECO expands its business.