Executive Management Team

In addition to Aecon’s Executive Committee members, the Executive Management Team is comprised of the following:

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Mike Archambault
Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer
Aecon Group Inc.

Mike Archambault is Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer and is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all Health and Safety and Insurance matters at Aecon. Additionally he assists the various business units with Labour Relations.

Prior to joining Aecon in 1996, Mr. Archambault worked approximately 20 years with the Ontario Ministry of Labour as a Health and Safety Inspector, Manager and Mediator/Advisor. He holds two professional designations (CRSP and CHRP).

Mr. Archambault is involved with many Industry Associations and Chairs the Workers Compensation Committee for the Council of Construction Associations of Ontario.

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Vincent Borg
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

Vincent Borg is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and is responsible for Aecon’s investor relations, corporate and marketing communications, stakeholder relations including government, media, employees and the Company’s donations programs. Prior to joining Aecon, he was a strategic communications consultant, and previously was a senior executive for almost two decades in the global mining industry. At Barrick Gold Corporation, he was a member of the eight-person senior leadership group and led an award-winning communications team. During the early 1990’s, Mr. Borg was also a Vice President of The Horsham Corporation which had interests in oil and gas, mining and real estate. In addition to his private sector experience, he served in the public sector as Principal Secretary to the Premier of Ontario, David Peterson.

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Don Brophy
Senior Vice President,
Aecon Constructors

Don Brophy is Senior Vice President, Aecon Constructors and joined Aecon in 1977 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has held the positions of Project Engineer, Project Manager, Contracts Manager and Vice President of Estimating and Operations. Don has extensive experience as Senior Estimator/Manager, bidding and executing heavy civil construction projects in the domestic market as well as internationally. Mr. Brophy has worked on major projects such as the Highway 407 Express Toll Route (407 ETR) and the Toronto Airport Terminal Development projects in Canada, and the Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Power project in India. He is currently responsible for overseeing the execution of all heavy civil projects under Aecon Constructors.

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Maurice D'Aoust
President,
Canonbie Contracting Limited

Maurice D’Aoust is President of Canonbie Contracting Limited (CCL). Mr. D'Aoust has over 30 years experience in construction and 20 years experience in construction management. He has worked around the globe in the oil, petrochemical, natural gas, and pulp and paper industries. From his beginnings as a gasfitter and steamfitter, to working in quality assurance and field coordination, Mr. D'Aoust understands all aspects of construction. He has overseen multiple major projects here in Canada and abroad. Mr. D'Aoust demonstrates strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and brings a “can do” approach to construction regardless of a particular project’s challenges. He believes in creating a safety culture that extends beyond the workplace and a strong team environment where people work together to achieve project goals.

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Bob Dautovich
President,
Innovative Steam Technologies

Bob Dautovich is President of Innovative Steam Technologies (IST), a wholly owned Aecon subsidiary. He was appointed President in 2000 after serving as the company's Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining IST, Mr. Dautovich worked for several years at Gotaverken Energy Systems Ltd., a Swedish based company that designed and manufactured boilers for the pulp and paper industry. While there, he held several positions in both engineering and management. Prior to that Mr. Dautovich worked for Babcock Wilcox Canada. Mr. Dautovich has worked in the manufacturing and boiler industry, on an international basis, for over 20 years.

Mr. Dautovich holds a Professional Engineering Licensee and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Mr. Dautovich is also an ambassador of Canada's Technology Triangle. He has been with IST since its inception in 1992.

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Roger Howarth
Senior Vice President, Project Controls
Aecon Group Inc.

Roger Howarth is Senior Vice President, Project Controls and has overall governance responsibility with respect to project controls, cost management and planning for all projects within Aecon Group Inc. and its subsidiaries and sponsored Joint Ventures.

With more than 30 years of construction and management experience, Mr. Howarth has worked around the world for a number of leading construction firms including Balfour Beatty and Bovis Construction.

Prior to joining Aecon in 2013, he held the position of Executive Vice President for Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. and was responsible for the establishment and development of Acciona’s infrastructure business in Canada.

Mr. Howarth has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Bradford in England. He is a registered Charted Civil Engineer (UK) and is member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK).

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Mathew Kattapuram
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development
Aecon Group Inc.

Mathew Kattapuram is Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development.

Prior to joining Aecon, he was with Infrastructure Ontario as Senior Vice President, Civil Infrastructure and responsible for the delivery of Public Private Partnership projects. With almost three decades of construction and management experience, Mr. Kattapuram has worked for leading construction firms across Canada including Carillion.

Mr. Kattapuram received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and completed an executive management program at Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

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Gerard A. Kelly
Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance Projects
Aecon Group Inc.

Gerard A. Kelly is Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance Projects, Aecon Group Inc. and is responsible for all aspects of working capital management and related processes, as well as assessing the financial strength of Aecon’s prospective major JV partners, clients, suppliers, and sub-contractors.

 

Mr. Kelly has experience in all aspects of financial management having held senior financial positions at Canadian Pacific and Marathon Realty. His most recent position prior to joining Aecon in 2001 was as Chief Financial Officer at ProFac Facilities Management Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin. Mr. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and has a B. Comm. (Honours) degree from University College Dublin.

 

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Alistair MacCallum
Senior Vice President, Finance
Aecon Group Inc.

Alistair MacCallum is Senior Vice President, Finance, Aecon Group Inc. and is responsible for treasury, tax, internal audit, consolidated internal and external reporting, and consolidated planning and forecasting functions, as well as related process improvements, team development and change management.

 

Alistair comes to Aecon with 20 years of finance and management experience, specializing in heavy industry. For the past 10 years, Alistair has worked with Catalyst Paper, a publicly traded pulp and paper company located in Vancouver, B.C. Most recently, Alistair held the position of Vice President, Treasurer and Controller.  Prior to joining Catalyst Paper, Alistair worked as a strategy and process improvement consultant for IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Alistair is a Certified General Accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts, History degree from the University of British Columbia and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.

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Paul Murray
Executive Vice President,
Aecon Energy

Paul Murray is Executive Vice President, Aecon Energy and is responsible for services in this sector including oil and gas, power generation, pipeline, transmission and renewable energy. Mr. Murray has almost three decades of construction and management experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Aecon, he was a senior executive at SNC Lavalin and previously at leading engineering firms. 

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Steven N. Nackan
President,
Aecon Concessions

Steven N. Nackan is President of Aecon Concessions and is responsible for Aecon’s infrastructure development and concession management activities.

Prior to joining Aecon in 2002, Mr. Nackan worked for the global law firm of White & Case LLP, advising government agencies, banks and industry in the development, implementation and financing of major international infrastructure projects. Mr. Nackan studied in Boston where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.

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Paula Palma
Chief Information Officer, Aecon Group Inc.

As Aecon’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Paula Palma spearheads Aecon’s vast information technology resources.

Ms. Palma brings to Aecon more than two decades of extensive experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting. She held senior executive roles in London and Paris with a variety of world class organizations, including Managing Partner of VPX Consulting, Chief Information Officer and Board Member of VERTEX Data, and COO at ATOS ORIGIN.

Ms. Palma received her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, completed her MBA at McGill University, and a Global Executive MBA at INSEAD Paris. She is a member of the International Institute of  Marketing and Fellowship, the UK Institute of Directors, and the UK Financial Services Authority. 

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Paul Pastirik
Senior Vice President, Operational Finance
Aecon Group Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Operational Finance, Paul Pastirik is responsible for leading the financial and business service functions of this division. Mr. Pastirik has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and human resources in energy and construction. He provides leadership to the business services that support operations and the Marketing and Business Development group in Aecon Infrastructure.

He is Past President of the Utility Contractors Association and remains on the Board of Directors. He was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Energy Association.

Mr. Pastirik has a B.Comm from McMaster University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

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Mark Rivett
Executive Vice President, Aecon Infrastructure

Mark Rivett joined Aecon as Senior Vice President of Aecon Construction and Materials Limited in 2009, bringing with him 27 years of construction, engineering and materials experience. He has executive responsibility for Aecon’s Transportation activities including Aecon Construction and Materials Limited, Miwel Construction; Southrock, ACMI and Aecon Materials Engineering.

He has been involved in the road building and related materials industry since 1982, holding increasing levels of responsibility in operations, estimating and management for a large public construction company.

Mr. Rivett graduated as a professional engineer from The University of Waterloo in 1982 and holds a Masters in Business Administration from McMaster University. He previously served as President of both the Ontario Road Builders Association and Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association. He was a board member for CCPAT at the University of Waterloo.

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Greg Rooney
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Aecon Group Inc.

Greg Rooney’s responsibilities include Aecon-wide compensation and benefits, organizational design, recruitment, employee development, HR administrative services and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Rooney joined Aecon in 2007 and prior to assuming his current leadership position, he served as Vice President, Human Resources for the Industrial Division. During this time, Mr. Rooney led many of Aecon’s human resources and labour relations initiatives. In addition, he helped develop more efficient processes and align Aecon’s human resources management with environmental and health and safety operations.

Mr. Rooney has a degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University. He also attended the Executive Human Resources Management Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business.

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Frank Ross
Senior Advisor
Aecon Group Inc.

As President of Aecon Buildings Group, Frank Ross is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the group's business units in Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, with locations in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Seattle, as well as a presence in Vancouver, where Aecon Buildings carries 49% ownership of Scott Construction. Prior to being named President in February 2009, Mr. Ross spent six years heading up Aecon Atlantic Group and Aecon Fabco in Halifax, N.S., both divisions of Aecon Group Inc.

An active member of the construction community for over 40 years, Mr. Ross has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Construction Association, the Ontario General Contractors Association, and the Board of Directors for the Toronto Construction Association. He also served as a Trustee of the Labourers International Union of North America - Local 615 Health and Welfare Program, and as a Board of Directors member for the NS Construction Labour Relations Assoc. . Mr. Ross is a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Design and Construction Institute of Nova Scotia.

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Mark Scherer
Senior Vice President,
Aecon Utilities

Mark Scherer is the Senior Vice President of Aecon Utilities.  He is responsible for the overseeing of project management, crew management, estimating, equipment coordination, and project administration for Aecon's Utilities business unit Canada-wide. Mr. Scherer has over 26 years of experience and has an in depth knowledge of the industry, having worked from the bottom up, in all facets of utility construction.

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Stan Shewchuk
President,
Aecon Industrial Western

Stan Shewchuk is the President of Aecon Industrial Western and has been working in the Construction Industry for more than 30 years. Throughout his years in this industry, he has held a variety of roles and responsibilities and has an extensive background with roots in contracting, project development and estimating. For the past 8 to 14 years Mr. Shewchuk has focused on leadership and success for the Industrial division and Aecon as whole.

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John Singleton
Senior Vice President,
Aecon Mining

John Singleton, Senior Vice President of Mining is responsible for the Infrastructure Group’s Mining business across Canada.  Mr. Singleton joined Aecon’s Ontario business in 2004 and is now based in Edmonton, Alberta, having relocated there in 2006 to start a western based civil business for Aecon.  Mr. Singleton is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  He has more than 25 years of civil construction and mining experience from projects and operations across Canada.  He is a past President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Road builders/Heavy Civil Association and a member of the Alberta Chamber of Resources Mining Industry Advisory Committee to the University of Alberta’s Mine Engineering program.

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Ian Turnbull
President,
Industrial Central

President of the Industrial Group’s Central Canada construction business, Ian Turnbull has been with Aecon since 1994. He has held a number of progressively senior management positions within Aecon, gaining extensive construction experience in many sectors including the Energy (nuclear and conventional), Petrochemical, Iron and Steel and Automotive sectors. Prior to joining Aecon he gained valuable industry experience in the consulting and equipment manufacturing fields.

Mr. Turnbull is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) and is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Geotechnical Engineering. He is a past Director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton, and continues to support the role the Association plays in providing continuing education and skills training to the construction community.

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Phil Ward
Executive Vice President, Aecon Mining

Phil Ward, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockerbie & Hole Eastern Inc. (formerly Adam Clark Company Ltd.), has been with the company since October 1974.

Mr. Ward started his career by working in the field on projects across a wide range of industries. In 1981, Mr. Ward was promoted to Project Manager and held that position until 1988. At that time he was promoted to Vice President, Construction Operations where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s construction activities and sales.

During his tenure with Lockerbie & Hole, he has garnered extensive experience in the management of mining, petro chemical, gas and oil, food and beverage, manufacturing and automotive industries throughout Canada, the United States, and internationally.

Mr. Ward has been a member of the Association of Millwrighting Contractors of Ontario (AMCO) for the past 18 years. He has also been a member of Canadian Safety Association of Ontario for 12 years.