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James Fleck Appointed as Vice-Chair to Board of Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

November 1, 2012

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – The Chairman of the Board of the
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, LGen (ret’d) Bill Leach,
is pleased to welcome James D. Fleck of Toronto to the Board of
Trustees. Mr. Fleck is a successful entrepreneur, a respected academic
and one of Canada’s leading cultural philanthropists. He brings to the
Board a wealth of experience as a director in the corporate and
non-profit sectors.

The order-in-council appointment was announced by the Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable James Moore.
The Corporation’s 11-member Board oversees the operation of the
Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum, Canada’s
national museums of human and military history. Mr. Fleck was appointed
to the Board of Trustees, as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Mr. Fleck is currently Chairman of Business for the Arts–Canada’s
national association of business leaders who support the arts–and
President of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation. He is also
Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of
Management, University of Toronto.

“James Fleck is highly respected in Canadian business circles, in the
halls of academia, and in Canada’s arts and culture community,” said
LGen (ret’d) Leach. “We are honoured to welcome him to the Board as

Mr. Fleck has enjoyed successful careers as an entrepreneur, professor
and public servant. He was the founder of Fleck Manufacturing Inc., a
producer of wire and cable products for the appliance, automotive and
electronic industries. He led the company for 40 years until its
acquisition by Noma Industries Limited in 1994. He has also served as
Chairman of several other companies, most tied to the computer software

Mr. Fleck has a doctorate in business administration from Harvard
University, which he attended as a Ford Foundation Fellow, and helped
found the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University. Early
in his career, he served as a deputy minister in the government of

Mr. Fleck is the recipient of many honours, including the Edmund C.
Bovey Award for Leadership Support of the Arts; the Ramon John
Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts; and the Angel
Award for philanthropy in the performing arts, presented by the
International Society of Performing Arts. He was appointed an Officer
of the Order of Canada in 1997.  

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation operates the Canadian
Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum
of New France. As part of their mandate, the Museums function as
centres for research and public information on the social, military and
human history of the country. Their principal role is to preserve and
promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations,
thereby contributing to the enhancement of Canadian identity.


SOURCE Canadian Museum of Civilization

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