NAIMA Canada Staff

Jay Nordenstrom

Jay Nordenstrom

Executive Director

Jay Nordenstrom is the Executive Director of NAIMA Canada representing the mineral fiber insulation manufacturers.  He promotes energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of members’ products and encourages the safe production and use of these materials.  Mr. Nordenstrom is also on the Executive Committee as Treasurer of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.  Formerly, Jay was Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers.  Prior to leading associations, Mr. Nordenstrom worked for the Mayor of Ottawa as well as the federal Secretary of State, International Financial Institutions.

Jay is currently a member of the Carleton University Board of Governors, and was the President of the Carleton University Alumni Association and a former member of the Carleton University Senate.  He is also actively involved with a variety of charitable causes including the United Way where he received the Community Builder Award.  He is also a past volunteer and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

He was awarded Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 distinction which recognises accomplished leaders who are under the age of 40 and also give back to their community.

Andy Cockburn

Andy Cockburn

Director, Education & Training

Andy Cockburn is a Red Seal General Carpenter with experience in restoration, traditional timber framing, drafting and design, stairs, custom housing and high-performance residential. Throughout the early 2000’s until 2018, Andy taught at the Algonquin College Perth Campus in Construction Carpentry Advanced Housing In 2017, he earned his certification as a Passive House Consultant with the Canadian Passive House Institute.

Andy maintains a position as President with his local Home Builders’ Association in Perth, Ontario; his experience in trades and non-profit work lead him to the Canadian Home Builders Association national office as Director of Professional Development and Manager of Association Services in 2018 and as Building Industry Program Manager with Guides.co in early 2019.

To foster his soft spot for teaching and trades, Andy is also working to help a STEM mentorship program from Nova Scotia called Techsploration with a national expansion, starting with a pilot program into Ontario.

Jillian McArthur

Jillian McArthur

Communications Strategist

Jillian is the Communications Strategist for NAIMA Canada, where she assists with website curation and facilitates digital communication strategies that help advance NAIMA’s environmental preservation efforts. These strategies include content, digital marketing, social media, research, and reporting. She aligns social and creative development for projects.

Prior to joining the NAIMA Canada team, Jillian received her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Communications as well as a post-graduate diploma with academic distinction from Algonquin College in Interactive Multimedia and Graphic Design.

Nick Gazo

Nick Gazo

Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs

Prior to joining NAIMA Canada, Nick worked at the Paterson Group – Consulting Engineers as their building envelope specialist with a focus on moisture analysis. His working knowledge of HOT2000, can-QUEST, eQUEST, IES (VE) and Sefeira energy modeling software will be an asset as we continue to model and promote our members’ materials and assemblies moving towards net-zero codes by 2030 throughout Canada.

Nick received his Bachelor of Building Science Honours degree and Architecture Technology diploma from Algonquin College located in Ottawa, where he was recognized in their Fifty Faces of Notable Graduates Program. He is currently completing NRCan’s Energy Advisor certification program using the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS).