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CTA releases list of trade infrastructure priorities

Posted on September 7, 2017
The Canadian Trucking Alliance has reached out to its provincial associations across Canada to gather input on building stronger, more efficient trade corridors. CTA used the feedback to create a trade-trade priority wish list which was released today. In early July, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $2.1 billion for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI), based on the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which provides $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen Canada’s trade infrastructure, including ports [...]

Conservatives unveil shadow cabinet

Posted on August 31, 2017
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has unveiled his shadow cabinet, assigning Michael Chong with the task of watching over the infrastructure portfolio. Chong is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, located just west of the Greater Toronto Area. Chong was first elected to the riding in 2004 by just over 2,300 votes. Chong also ran for the party leadership this past year, finishing fifth out of the fourteen candidate field. Saskatchewan MP Kelly Block has been named as the shadow minister for transport. Block was [...]

Jobke named president of Associated Engineering

Posted on August 29, 2017
Martin Jobke has accepted the role of president of the Associated Engineering group of companies, effective January 1, 2018. As part of the company’s leadership succession, Associated Engineering’s board of directors selected Jobke, a civil engineer with 33 years of experience, to succeed president & CEO Kerry Rudd, who will retain the role of CEO after the transition. Rudd states, “Martin has demonstrated leadership and a vision for integrated, collaborative project delivery that will support our clients and guide Associated Engineering’s [...]

Toromont Industries acquires Hewitt Group

Posted on August 29, 2017
Toromont Industries Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies in exchange for consideration of $917.7 million cash plus the issuance of 2.25 million Toromont shares (nominally $100 million based on 10-day average share price as at signing) for a total consideration of $1.0177 billion. Hewitt Equipment Limited is the authorized Caterpillar dealer for the province of Québec, Western Labrador, and the Maritimes, as well as the Caterpillar lift truck [...]

Dvorak adds president to COO role at exp

Posted on August 23, 2017
Exp has announced that Mark Dvorak has been named as its new president in addition to his current role as chief operating officer. Former president and co-chief executive officer, Vladimir Stritesky, retired July 31st, 2017. Dvorak was named Chief Operating Officer in April 2016. With over 20 years of experience, he has evolved from an exp staff engineer, to a senior project manager, to vice president transportation for U.S. Central operations. In addition to his solid technical and managerial skills, he has also nurtured many valued client relationships. Stritesky [...]

Coalition calls for low-carbon transformation

Posted on August 15, 2017
Leading building and energy professionals are urging the federal government to prioritize swift action to make Canada’s homes and buildings ultra energy-efficient and low-carbon in discussions between federal, provincial, and territorial energy ministers. For the first time since the adoption of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Canada’s energy and mines ministers are gathering for their annual meeting in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Ten organizations have released a letter to Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr and [...]

Kazi named president and CEO of Siemens Canada

Posted on August 10, 2017
Siemens Canada has announced the appointment of Faisal Kazi as president and CEO of Siemens Canada Limited, effective September 1, 2017. Kazi replaces former president and CEO and current chair of Siemens Canada Robert Hardt, who departed the company in June 2017 to take on the role of catalyst partner at next47, Siemens’ separate unit for start-ups established in 2016. As President and CEO, Kazi will be responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the company. Kazi joined Siemens in 1991 and has worked in various areas of the business [...]

Sorel named SNC-Lavalin's executive vice-president, capital

Posted on August 8, 2017
SNC-Lavalin has announced that Chantal Sorel has been appointed executive vice-president, capital, in addition to her current role as managing director, effective immediately. Based in Montreal, she will report to Neil Bruce, president and chief executive officer, and serve as a member of the company’s executive committee. As executive vice-president and managing director, capital, Sorel will continue to oversee all aspects of capital, SNC-Lavalin's investment, project financing, and asset management arm. She is responsible for the company's investment [...]

Jacobs Engineering Group to acquire CH2M

Posted on August 4, 2017
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately $416 million of CH2M net debt. The combination unites two companies with complementary capabilities, cultures, and relationships, resulting in a differentiated, end-to-end value proposition for clients and an enhanced platform for sustainable, profitable [...]

Trudel joins EllisDon as VP of people and culture

Posted on August 2, 2017
EllisDon has announced the appointment of Paul Trudel as vice-president, people and culture. Trudel will assume the role and responsibilities effective immediately and will succeed Rosemarie Lipman who has entered the new role of senior vice-president, enterprise intelligence. "One of the things we celebrate at EllisDon is our unique culture," said Geoff Smith, president and CEO, EllisDon. "We are convinced that Paul is and will be a disciple and champion of our values, and is joining EllisDon out of an enthusiasm for our culture and our potential. Paul [...]
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