Dr. Douglas Barber to be inducted into Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction

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Dr. Douglas Barber

Dr. Douglas Barber, a leading Canadian businessman, entrepreneur, and a founding member of the AllerGen NCE Network Board of Directors has been named to Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction. Dr. Barber co-founded Linear Technology Inc. in 1973 and developed the Burlington-based company into Gennum Corporation, a world leader in hearing aid microtechnology. Dr. Barber served as President and CEO of Gennum Corp. until his retirement in 2000.

Dr. Barber has made many significant contributions that have promoted the economic success and prosperity of the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario and contributed to the social and economic advancement of Canadians as a whole. He is an Honorary member of the Board of Governors and Professor-in-Residence at McMaster University, a founding member of the Hamilton Civic Coalition, a founding member of AllerGen’s Board of Directors, and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. Dr. Barber was also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction was founded in 1984 for the purpose of recognizing outstanding citizens who have made an indelible mark upon the city of Hamilton through their leadership, dedication and talent. Dr. Barber and six other distinguished community leaders will be inducted into the Gallery of Distinction in a ceremony to be held on November 12, 2013.