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PRESS RELEASE: Aereus Technologies Announces New Board Member

Aereus Technologies (, a Canadian Biotech company specializing in copper alloy-based technologies, is introducing seven new members to its Board of Directors. These additions are expected to add a wealth of experience from public and private industry leaders across the healthcare, business, finance, law, and public affairs sectors.

“With a strong Board providing insight and governance, the operational team can focus on growth, achieving critical goals, and continuing the development of Aereus’ innovative health and safety technologies,” says Michelle Berelowitz, CEO of Aereus Technologies.

The Corporation’s three current Directors, Michelle Berelowitz, CEO; Tom Portman, CTO and Stephen Schwets will be joined by 7 directors.

The new members of the Board are as follows:

Geoff Browne: Managing Director of private equity firm MWI & Partners, who has held both public and private executive positions within financial institutions for the past 30 years.

Jodi Butts: former Senior Vice-President of Operations and Redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Director of Rise Asset Development. Ms. Butts has significant board experience including Wellesly Institute, University of Windsor.

Tom Closson: former President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association and former President and CEO of Toronto’s University Health Network, Capital Health Regional in Victoria, B.C and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

The Honorable Michael Kirby: serves as Chairman of the partners for Mental Health, member of Canadian Senate (1984-2006) and Chair of the Audit for the Bank of Nova Scotia and Vice-Chair of Accounting Standards Oversight Council.

David MacNaughton: Chair of the Board of StrategyCorp Inc., former Executive Assistant to a federal Cabinet Minister (6yrs), Principal Secretary to the Premier of Ontario (2yrs), and has served on several company Boards including North York General Hospital, Stratford Festival and currently on the Board of Toronto International Film Festival.

John Schram: extensive experience in health care and serves as a Director of several private companies including Wellpoint Health Services Inc, AlphaCare Inc., and Accreditation Canada. Former President and CEO of We Care Health Services LP, and President and CEO of Simon and Schuster’s school companies in New York.

Fred Schwartz: former Senior Director of Business Development at Northland Power Inc., and numerous other executive positions within the energy industry over the past 30 years.

“These new members will bring an unparalleled combination of experience, expertise, and leadership that will spur Aereus Technologies to new levels of excellence,” Berelowitz notes confidently.

About Aereus Technologies:

Aereus Technologies is a Canadian Biotech company headquartered in Burlington, Ontario. Their research and development into copper alloy-based technology has resulted in the antimicrobial coating, Aereus Shield™. More information can be found on the company web site at, or by contacting Mauricio Dezen, the VP of Sales & Marketing at or (888) 633-8460.

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Michelle Berelowitz

Michelle Berelowitz has 15+ years commercializing technology start-ups in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor with strong strategic, operational and management skills within both publicly traded and technology based start-up companies. Michelle has a background in manufacturing, ICT and biotech combined with degrees in political science, finance &strategic management and Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology from the University of Waterloo.