Company News Updates: SNC-Lavalin, exp, Stantec and GHD
September 25, 2013
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
SNC-Lavalin has created a new position, executive vice-president, marketing, strategy and external relations. Erik J. Ryan has been appointed to the position, to be responsible for the company's strategic planning, marketing and corporate...
SNC-Lavalin has created a new position, executive vice-president, marketing, strategy and external relations. Erik J. Ryan has been appointed to the position, to be responsible for the company’s strategic planning, marketing and corporate communications, as well as mergers and acquisitions and government and aboriginal affairs. Mr. Ryan is a Quebec native who will be based in Montreal. He comes to SNC-Lavalin from Rio Tinto Alcan, and before that was with Boston-based Monitor Group.
Global engineering firm exp, based in Brampton, Ontario, has made public its first corporate social responsibility report. “At exp, we take being a social responsible corporate citizen very seriously,” said Vlad Stritesky, president and CEO. “This report provides a tool to measure and track our sustainable activities, both as individuals, and as a corporation.” To read the 2013 edition of the report, click here.
GHD has appointed Marcus Weeks as its principal tunnelling consultant for Canada. Weeks has relocated from Melbourne, Australia to GHD’s office in Markham. His background in both Canada and Australia includes leading applications of tunnelling technology including soft and hard ground tunnelling methods, large diameter pipe jacks and segmental tunnel linings. GHD is a global consulting company with a network of 6,000 professionals.
David Kennard, P. Eng. has joined Stantec’s buildings engineering team as a principal, located in Toronto. He has 23 years of experience focused in the healthcare sector. As well, Ali Nakhaei-Zadeh, P.Eng. has joined the same Stantec team as an associate. He has more than 21 years of experience as a mechanical engineer for healthcare, industrial and justice projects.
“We are excited to have David and Ali join us,” said Nuno Duarte, practice leader with Stantec’s buildings engineering group based in downtown Toronto. “Their expertise is well known throughout the industry and they have bolstered our engineering team significantly. Together, they are part of our vision to become one of the top recognized firms in the GTA healthcare industry.”