Claude Des Rosiers, VP and General Manager of Boone Plumbing in Ottawa, while not a graduate of Telfer, has become one of our most recent very generous supporters.
In recent years, Claude worked with Telfer as the lead industry sponsor and partner for a new executive education program entitled Leadership for Growing Businesses which is geared to develop the next generation of executives in the construction and property management industry in Ottawa. Claude's son Sébastien completed the Leadership program and his brother Luc, also a Boone Plumbing executive, is a graduate of the Telfer Executive MBA program. With many colleagues and family using the Telfer facilities for training and development, it became evident to Claude that the chairs in the main classroom at the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership needed to be replaced. With the generous financial support of Claude and the collaboration of Chris LeClair at Ottawa Business Interiors, we recently received 50 brand new Herman Miller chairs for this classroom. They are proving to be a very comfortable and attractive upgrade to our facilities.
The Telfer School and the Centre for Executive Leadership wish to extend our sincere thanks to Claude. As he said to us when we discussed this generous gift to the school, “you make a living by working hard, but you make a life by giving”.