Dean's Advisory Board - Member Profile

Howard ShearerHoward Shearer

Howard Shearer is currently Chairman of Hitachi Canada Ltd. Previously, he served as CEO and President of the company. After joining Hitachi Canada Ltd. in 1984, Howard rose through the ranks to the position of President and CEO in 2001, and held that position until 2012. He has had a place on the Board of Directors since 1999. Prior to this, he served as Vice-President & General Manager of Hitachi Canada Ltd.’s Semiconductor division. Howard has been involved in both the high tech and energy sectors having also been employed by Texas Instruments and Murata Erie.

Howard received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in 1977. He is very dedicated in his community involvement, as he serves on the board for large array of foundations and societies. In addition to being part of the McMaster Dean’s Advisory Board, he currently serves on the board for GE-Hitachi Canada Ltd., Metrolinx, Canadian Nurses Foundation, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, Canadian Nuclear Association, Energy Council of Canada, University of Toronto Governing Council and Japan society. He also serves on the Special Advisory Council to the League for Human Rights, B'nai Brith Canada.