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Valiquette, Pierre M.  Pierre is a landscape architect and a town and country planning specialist with specific expertise in the design, operation and protection of parks and natural spaces. He has experience in process management (negotiation of partnerships, facilitation, project coordination) and organizational management (business owner, organizational management advisor). A keynote speaker, trainer and author of publications on the management of municipal, community and private green spaces, Pierre is a seasoned director with broad experience acquired at several not-for-profit organizations. He was a member of the MOEB board of directors and treasurer from 2001 to 2011, and currently acts as coordinator for the new Museum project.  
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Hewlings, Timothy. An accomplished musician with a degree in music theory from McGill University, Tim was a member of  the pop group “The Sceptres” during the 1960s. He worked for 15 years as a sound recordist and mixer at Son Quebec prior to founding Résonance TJL with partner Jean-Luc Louradour, an acoustical consulting firm that specializes in recording studio and concert venue design. From 1992 until his retirement in 2012, he also held a position in the Département de musiqiue at UQAM.  A member of the MOEB’s board of directors for several years, he established the Museum’s first contact with Oliver Berliner.
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Since completing studies in physics and communications in 1978, he has worked as a sound recordist and mixer in a number of recording studios in the Montreal area including: Studio Six, Studio Tempo, Son Québec, Studio Morin Heights, Son Soleil and Studio Victor.  He has also recorded in studios in the U.S. and in Europe.  He has recorded or produced over 20 gold and platinum records, and has won both a Félix and a Clio award for his work.
In 1992, he became a professor of sound recording at the Trebas Institute, and since 2001 he has been the president of the Porsche Club for the Rennsport region and director of their advanced driving school. He joined the Board of trustees of the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner in 2007 and is editor-in-chief of our newsletter, "His Master's Voice".
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Kone, Abibata School Board Commissioner in Saint-Laurent-West constituency, Abi Koné is currently the chairwoman of the Human Resources Committee of the Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB). She also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Vanier College since 2014 as a volunteer and has served as member of the executive committee of the CÉGEP Saint-Laurent from 2008 to 2015.
Holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC Montreal (MBA) and a Master in Business Law, Mrs. Koné worked for many years in an international development bank of 76 nationalities, including Canada.
Very involved in her community, Abi Koné ensures the well-being of students and especially the most disadvantaged. She helps to protect the interests of schools and students of the School Board Commission. She also attaches great importance to culture and is often part of committees for the selection of Quebec artists as part of the integration works of art program in the schools of the CSMB.
Education is the best guarantee of success for our young people, she said. It allows them to believe in their abilities while leading them to an active and responsible citizenship.

Donato, Marc Marc Donato received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering as well as his master's and doctorate degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He did his Post Doctorate at the University of Göttingen in Germany. He has published extensively in the field of satellite design and testing. Dr. Donato joined SPAR Aerospace in 1983 contributing to the development of the Olympus satellite testing. Since he joined SPAR (MDA) management in 1985, Dr. Donato held various positions with increasing responsibilities including several senior executive roles including General Manager of the MDA Montreal division for 8 years. He retired in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MDA's Canadian divisions and General Manager of MDA Toronto. In the past Dr. Donato has served on a number of boards including: Aéro Montréal, CARIC and the advisory committee of the McGill Faculty of Engineering. Dr. Donato currently sits on the boards of directors of the Montreal Science Center, the Gina Cody School of Engineering (Concordia University) and the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner.

Arsenault, Laurent I am a civil engineer graduated from Laval University in 1978 and from Imperial College London in 1979. I completed my MBA from HEC Montreal in 1985. I have been a practicing consulting engineer specializing in forensics for 40 years. For 20 years I have been teaching at the ETS Montreal. I was a member of the Board of the Laval Symphony Orchestra for 2 years in the 1980s and I am a member of theShriners Hospital for Children- Canada Board of Governors since 2006. I have been an amateur musician for over 50 years. I joined the MOEB Board in January 2019 to actively support the evolution and development of the Museum in its magnificent work of conservation of Emile Berliner's precious technological and intellectual heritage.

Dufour, Alain. Economist and strategic planning consultant. I have worked for several departments and agencies of the Quebec government (Manpower and Income Security, Immigration, Public Guardian and Trustee and Regional Development). During the 1980s, I worked for the Committee for the revival of the economy and employment in southwest Montreal, the district where MOEB is located. Retired from the government of Quebec since 2013. Member of the board of directors of the Société québécoise des collecteurs de radios ancien (SQCRA / Quebec Society for Vintage Radios Collectors) since 2013 and president of same since November 2017. Member of the board of directors of MOEB since 2019.

Krieber, Janine A graduate of Laval University and holder of a doctorate in political science from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris since 1992, Janine Krieber joined the Board of Directors of the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner in October 2018. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University and taught at the Department of Strategic Studies of the Royal Military College of Saint-Jean. She also taught at the University of Montreal and at Laval University. Ms. Krieber is a young retiree from the Department of Political Science of the Royal Military College of Canada and the Royal Military College of Saint-Jean. Passionate about history and music, she intends to put her skills and resources at the service of the Museum's development.

The members listed above were elected to the board on April, 2019.

Volunteer Committees

  • Visitor services committee: Anja Borck / Sheila Oakley
  • Expositions committee: Michel Forest
  • Collections committee: Jean Belisle / Jean Marcotte / Laval Rhainds
  • Finance committee: Marc Donato / Pierre Valiquette