Howard Shearer joined Hitachi in October 1984, and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Canada Ltd. Prior to this, he served as Vice-President & General Manager, HCL-Semiconductor Division, and as a member of HCL’s board, positions to which he was appointed in 1999. Previous to joining Hitachi he was employed by Texas Instruments.
Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University and is a board member with the Japan Society and Responsible Gambling Council of Canada. He also holds memberships in the Principal’s Advisory Council, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada Nuclear Association, Energy Council of Canada, and the Mississauga Board of Trade.