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Anna-Maria Parente appointed CHRO at SureWerx

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February 24, 2023
By Talent Canada

Anna-Maria Parente, CHRO at SureWerx. Photo: LinkedIn

SureWerx, a global supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), safety gear and tool solutions, has appointed Anne-Maria Parente as CHRO.

It’s a new role at the company, and Parente previously served as vice-president of human resources for more than a decade at SureWerx. Parente will report directly to CEO Chris Baby.

The company also announced two other changes to its executive leadership team:

  • Brett Gagnon will be taking over the global role of chief information officer (CIO) from Mike Flood who will be retiring at the end of June this year. Brett will report directly to Baby.
  • Rishi Sharma will be taking over the global role of VP Mergers & Acquisitions (VP M&A) from Bill Jeffery who also will be retiring at the end of June of this year. Rishi will report directly to Baby.

“As our company continues to undergo significant growth and transformation, I am thrilled to have the caliber of Executive talent that Brett, Rishi and Anna-Maria bring to SureWerx,” said Chris Baby, CEO, SureWerx. “All three individuals bring a level of Executive strategic depth and experience to that we will absolutely need to continue to build out a global platform enabling innovative safety and productivity solutions for people around the world.”


“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank both Bill and Mike for their dedication and loyalty to SureWerx and the tremendous growth and strategic contributions they made to our business,” commented Baby. “We wish them both wonderful and extremely well-deserved retirements with their families.”

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