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CME congratulates President & CEO Jayson Myers on 25 years of service and dedication

Published by Marie Morden on June 20, 2016

After 25 years of service to Canada’s manufacturers and exporters, Jayson Myers will be leaving Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) at the end of September 2016.

Over the course of his distinguished career at CME as President & CEO, Senior Vice President, Vice President Policy, and Chief Economist, Jayson was a passionate believer in the future of Canadian manufacturing and exporting and was the sector’s leading advocate. In addition to his well-regarded expert economic commentary, he successfully led initiatives on a wide range of tax, regulatory and policy issues on behalf of the organization’s members and the sector as a whole. Several of his more notable advocacy successes included: securing a wide variety of corporate and payroll tax reductions for businesses; the implementation of the Accelerated Capital Cost Reduction (ACCA); the creation of the Regulatory User Fee Reduction Act; and the negotiation and signing of various free trade agreements.

In addition to his roles at CME, Jayson also founded and chaired the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition which represents more than 50 Canadian sectoral industry associations and was pivotal in creating a common voice on key manufacturing issues in representing the sector with federal and provincial governments.

Over his final months at CME, Jayson is leading efforts to develop a strategic plan to secure the future prosperity of manufacturing and exporting in Canada. Jayson is spearheading CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative, which aims to double manufacturing output and exports by 2030 by leveraging the opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This industry-wide consultation process, and the resulting action plan, will shape and strengthen CME’s role in securing the future of manufacturing in Canada in a constantly changing global business environment.

In addition to his direct achievements at CME, Jayson also built the strongest policy, research and advocacy team in Canada - one that consistently ranks among the nation’s most influential. This team will continue to pursue his objectives and passion for making Canada the best location in which to design, engineer, and manufacture goods for consumers at home and around the world.

CME will immediately begin a search for a new President & CEO who can build off of Jayson's remarkable achievements, and, together with CME’s staff in Ottawa and across Canada, support the implementation of the recommendations and actions stemming from the Industrie 2030 consultations.

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