Mr. GERALD (GERRY) B. FEDCHUN

Mr Gerry Fedchun was appointed Director Commercial of Hepburn Engineering Inc.in 2011.

Mr Fedchun is the past president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA).Previous to APMA Mr Fedchun was Chairman and CEO of ITT Canada Limited.  ITT Canada Limited was a diversified product and services company engaged principally in the manufacture and distribution of defence/space equipment, automotive parts and fluid handling equipment and in the provision of insurance and hotel and casino management services.

Mr Fedchun’s academic background consists of a B.M.E. degree from Kettering University, a doctor juris from the University of Toronto, a LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a honourary Bachelor of Applied Studies from Georgian College.  He was called to the bar of Ontario with honours.  He possesses a diverse background starting out working for General Motors as an engineering student. He worked in a law firm in downtown Toronto and then moved on IMASCO Limited and then ITT Canada starting as general counsel.

For many years, Mr Fedchun has actively promoted Canadian foreign trade.  He has participated in many trade missions to Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  He organized a trade mission to Ukraine, has led trade missions to innumerable countries around the world and is currently chairing a trade enhancement initiative of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce funded by Global affairs Canada.

Mr Fedchun is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, Law Society of Upper Canada and past alternate to the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council. Over the years he has served on many not-for-profit boards and committees such as past Chair of AUTO21 and a member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Executive committee and a past Director of the Yves Landry Foundation , a past president and a current director of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce , the management committee of the Ontario’s Environmental Leaders Program; advisory council to the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities; member of the Aluminum  Fabrication Technology Roadmap and the Automotive Advisory Board to Global Affairs Canada.