April 26, 2012 - Burnaby, B.C. – Peter Legge, CEO and Chair, Canada Wide Media Limited (Canada Wide), is pleased to announce today the appointment of Gary Davies as President, effective July 3, 2012. This key appointment will provide Canada Wide with the leadership to further build and develop the company into a leading multi-media publishing organization.
“I am very excited to announce that after a lengthy nation-wide search we have appointed Gary Davies, formerly Executive Vice-President with RedPoint Media Group Inc., as President of Canada Wide,” says Legge. “Gary has extensive experience in the publishing industry, and I know he will be an inspirational leader for our organization and help Canada Wide continue to evolve with the ever-changing times.”
“I am thrilled to accept this position and am very excited to assume role of President for this exceptional publishing organization. I look forward to working with the talented men and women at Canada Wide and continuing to grow and build on the company’s successes,” says Davies.
Davies replaces Karen Foss who will step down from her current position as President on June 30, 2012. Foss has been an instrumental senior executive with Canada Wide for more than 33 years and has held the position of President since 2008. Foss will continue to be active with the company as a strategic advisor on a variety of projects beyond the transition and will remain on the Board of Directors.
"Canada Wide has been a significant part of my life for most of my career," says Foss. "The decision to step down wasn’t easy but I know the timing is right both personally and corporately. I have enjoyed working with the extraordinary people at Canada Wide and I have nothing but confidence in the opportunities going forward, and look forward to continuing to assist the organization in achieving them in any way that I can."
Canada Wide Media Limited is a privately-held company with revenues of more than $25 million, and provides a diverse range of media services and products, ranging from highend print publications to the latest in digital media. The company's publications include many leading magazine titles and websites such as BCBusiness, Westworld, BCHome & Garden, and the recently launched digital site BCLiving.
For more information, contact: Samantha Legge 604.473.0378