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Leadership - Executive Committee

Jean-Louis Servranckx
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aecon Group Inc.

Jean-Louis Servranckx is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aecon Group Inc.  Mr. Servranckx has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry across the Infrastructure and Industrial sectors and is a seasoned leader with expertise in large-scale and complex international projects. Beginning his career at Spie Batignolles, his roles included Regional Manager for East Africa at Sogea-Satom, a subsidiary of Vinci before becoming International Development and Special Projects Manager. Mr. Servranckx continued his career at Vinci Construction, where he held progressively senior roles, including Operational Manager for the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, followed by Deputy CEO of the Major Projects Division. In 2011, he became President and CEO of Eiffage Civil Works Division, now known as Eiffage Infrastructures Branch, a business with over $6 billion in revenue and operations throughout Europe, Africa and Canada.

Mr. Servranckx is an Engineering graduate of École des Mines de Paris, holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

John M. Beck
Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

John M. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group Inc. A graduate in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities including heavy civil projects and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports, toll roads and transit systems.

Mr. Beck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority, the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as Co-Chair of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Industries at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and also a member of the Business Council of Canada. He was previously Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency with responsibility for planning and procuring all of the province’s power needs for the next 20 years. Mr. Beck received the 2018 Par Excellence in Business Award from the French Canada Chamber of Commerce – Ontario. He also received the LiUNA Builder’s Award at the 2018 Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) and was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships in 2013. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

David Smales
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Aecon Group Inc.

David Smales has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aecon since November 2009 and is responsible for financial reporting, accounting and compliance, budgeting and financial planning, taxation, treasury, operational finance, shared services and Aecon’s capital markets activities. Prior to joining Aecon, Mr. Smales was the Chief Financial Officer of Catalyst Paper Corporation and prior to that held a number of senior financial positions at Novar plc in the UK, focused on international operations. His career also includes roles in general management, strategy, and M&A both in industry and during 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Smales is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a BA (Honours) degree from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England.

Yonni Fushman
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Aecon Group Inc.

Yonni Fushman is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. He holds executive responsibility for managing a broad portfolio of corporate services for the Aecon group of companies, including legal, corporate secretarial, risk management, ethics and compliance, insurance and bonding, and strategic planning services. Mr. Fushman is chair of Aecon’s Ethics & Compliance Committee and chair of Aecon’s Commercial Risk Committee, an initiative he championed and was recognized as Innovation of the Year in 2016 by the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, and Prior to joining Aecon in 2005, Mr. Fushman practiced law in the United States. Mr. Fushman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Economics from the University of Southern California in 1997 and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2001.

Mr. Fushman is Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law section, a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Construction and Infrastructure Law section, a co-founder of the Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, a co-director of Osgoode Hall’s Construction Law Certificate program, a member of Transparency International Canada’s Legal Committee and a member of the Board of Directors and Governance Committee of North York Arts.

Steve Nackan
Executive Vice President,
President, Concessions Aecon Group Inc.

Steven N. Nackan is Executive Vice President and President, Aecon Concessions. He 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.

Mark Scherer
Executive Vice President, Industrial
Aecon Group Inc.

Mark Scherer is Executive Vice President of Aecon Industrial, where he has overall executive responsibility for Industrial West, Industrial East, Nuclear and Utilities. He is also responsible for Aecon’s fabrication and modularization facilities across Canada, including specialized industrial marine services in Maritime Canada.

Mr. Scherer has over 30 years of experience that ranges from the front line, through lower, middle, and upper management. His in-depth knowledge of the industry from the ground up along with outstanding people skills have elevated Mark into an executive leadership position at Aecon.

A leader within the industry, Mark is also President of the Pipe Line Contractor Association of Canada (PLCAC). Both Aecon and PLCAC benefit greatly from his knowledge and leadership.

Michael Derksen
Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, Civil West
Aecon Group Inc.

Michael Derksen is Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, Civil West, responsible for providing executive oversight for the Civil West group of businesses. He joined Aecon in 2014.

Mr. Derksen has over 30 years of extensive experience working on large-scale transportation and transit projects, and has spent his entire career managing and executing Public-Private Partnership, design-build, and traditional bid-build projects both in Canada and the United States.

Prior to joining Aecon, Mr. Derksen worked for Granite Construction Company, one of the largest construction and materials companies in the United States. During his 26-year career at Granite, Mr. Derksen held positions of increasing levels of responsibility in operations and management.

Mr. Derksen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Marty Harris
Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, Civil East
Aecon Group Inc.

Marty Harris is Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, Civil East. He has executive oversight for Aecon's Transportation East group of companies, Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Aecon Heavy Civil and Aecon Buildings. Over the span of his 20-year career, Mr. Harris has held numerous positions with increased responsibility in highway and heavy civil construction including quality control, engineering and project management prior to moving into estimating, general management and executive management.

Mr. Harris received his Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1996, and is a licensed engineer in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He is also a current member of the Ontario Road Builders Board of Directors and a previous Board member of the Nova Scotia Road Builders.  

Manuel Rivaya
Senior Vice President, Urban Transportation Systems
Aecon Group Inc.

Manuel Rivaya is Senior Vice President, Urban Transportation Systems. He is responsible for leading Aecon’s centre of excellence for the overall delivery of integrated urban transportation systems. Mr. Rivaya has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering and construction management in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Aecon, over a span of nine years at Dragados Canada, he served as Executive Vice President before becoming Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he held progressively senior roles at Dragados S.A. in Spain, including Civil Works District Manager in Cataluña, with responsibility for civil works in the region. 

 

Mr. Rivaya is a member of the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers and is a past Board Member of MRDC Corporation in New Brunswick. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree with a specialty in Hydraulic and Energetic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Gordana Terkalas
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Aecon Group Inc.

Gordana Terkalas is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, leading people initiatives at Aecon, including the corporation’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Committee, and leads the Organizational Change Management Community of Practice.

Ms. Terkalas is a versatile HR leader, who has grown her career in fast-paced, entrepreneurial organizations calling for significant agility and progressive thinking.

Prior to joining Aecon 10 years ago, Ms. Terkalas practiced HR in various industries including consulting engineering, technology and healthcare. Throughout her career, she has garnered extensive experience in both operations and corporate services across all facets of the HR function – from organization design, talent acquisition and total rewards to employee development, talent and succession management.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, as well as a CHRL Designation and is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals.

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