People Moves: February 2023

Promotions, new careers, accolades and more – People Moves is chronicling what’s happening with construction workers.

Rick Welch is the new president of Nomodic, a modular construction company based in Alberta. Welch has nearly 30 years of experience in modular construction. Most recently he served as strategic sales director, affordable & social housing programs at NRB Modular Solutions, where he oversaw the development of housing projects for BC Housing, municipalities, non-profit societies and First Nations.

Jeremy Robinson has been tapped to lead Kinetic Construction’s new environmental services subsidiary, Kinetic Environmental. Robinson’s expertise includes over 15 years of experience managing large-scale environmental contracting teams responsible for delivering complex projects that have consistently achieved cost, quality, and executional objectives.

David Murphy has started a new position as talent acquisition specialist at Pomerleau. He held the same role at Modern Niagara before his new role.

Mario Villeneuve, vice president of Villeneuve Construction, has been elected president of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA). His priorities include furthering ORBA’s work to develop a sustainable and inclusive road building workforce, more transparent and effective highway maintenance contracts, more environmentally sustainable industry practices, the need for a road to the Ring of Fire and further improvements to Highways 11 and 17. The association also thanked outgoing president Kevin Machej of Dufferin Construction Company.

Haley Wark is the new brand marketing & communications specialist at Third Space Properties Inc. Previously she worked at Slide Clear Inc. and Longboard Products.

Calvin Carlick will be joining Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) as director, partnership and business development, beginning March 20. In his newly created leadership role, Carlick will be responsible for increasing TNDC revenues and growing business partnerships between TNDC and other organizations.

Stephen Walls has started a new position as senior construction and product delivery manager at M Moser Associates for its Vancouver office. The design firm specializes in creating workplace environments. Prior to this position, Walls worked as a project manager with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in Melbourne, Australia.

Daniel Fournier will take over as executive chair of Oxford Properties on April 1. He is a real estate veteran who was previously chairman and chief executive officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the property subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, from 2010 to 2019.

Mark Becker has been appointed CEO of Dexterra Group. Previously, Becker held executive positions at Suncor Energy in operations, major projects, and corporate strategy. Becker started his career with Dow Chemical across a range of progressive roles in Canada and the U.S. 

Ashwin Vadivelu, director of strategy & origination, EllisDon Community Builders, has made the Tamil Canadian Center for Civic Action Top 30 Under 30 list. The centre’s mission is to work towards the success of all Tamil Canadians in the social, political, economic and cultural spheres of Canada through education, documentation, engagement, training, mobilization, research, policy change and collaboration.

Sean Strickland, executive director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canada Development Investment Corporation. Strickland joined the CBTU after spending the previous three years as the director of business development and industry relations with a large general contractor.

Darryl Vanderwoude has started a new position as manager of pre-construction at Bird Construction. Vanderwoude’s expertise includes estimating, subcontracting, process scheduling, construction, pre-construction, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Sean Stevenson has been promoted to building operations supervisor at Low Tide Properties. In his new role, Stevenson is responsible for overseeing the maintenance duties for the building operations department and providing guidance and support to the building operators and property managers.

Jeremy Boldt and Sterling Oram have officially joined Bird Construction‘s 25 year club. Over 140 coworkers, family, and friends honoured the pair’s milestone with a gathering at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary. Boldt is vice president and district manager. Oram is a construction superintendent.

Kendra Dyke has started a new position as assistant controller at Moss Development Corp. Prior to this, she worked in various roles at accounting firm PwC. Moss has been one of the largest local commercial construction management firms in Labrador and Newfoundland since 2018.

Pat Anderl has joined the AmbiMi team as its new business development manager. Anderl has 20 years of sales experience under his belt. His focus will be on the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, helping AmbiMi expand its reach and bring AmbiMi’s skills-based job matching platform to even more organizations in need of top-notch talent.

Richard Snow has joined Impact Engineering as associate and senior electrical engineer. Snow will support Impact’s engineering and decarbonization projects on both a building and campus level, leveraging his extensive experience across multiple sectors.

David Hubner has a new title at Infrastructure BC. Hubner is now vice president, projects. Hubner holds Master of Business Administration (Finance) and an economics degree and spent ten years in the banking sector and corporate finance area prior to his work in procurement. Over the past fourteen years, David has been involved in a number of major capital projects in the transportation, energy and accommodation sectors.

Gavin Lee has joined Wales McLelland as a development manager. Lee brings more than six years of experience in real estate and construction development. He has a proven track record of overseeing and managing projects all across Western Canada. From working on commercial and industrial projects to his time with mixed-use residential developments and brokerage, Lee is well-versed within multiple aspects of the space.

Symone Parera, senior project manager at EllisDon, has been awarded the Toronto Construction Association’s 2022 Best of the Best Sean P. McKenna Young Construction Leaders’ Award. The award is presented annually to a rising star in the Toronto construction industry.

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