Meet the Board of Directors who provide leadership and guidance on behalf of the VICA Membership.
Anthony MinnitiCentury Group - Chair
Anthony is the V.P. of Operations for Western Canada for Century Group Inc. and Chair of VICA. With 27 years experience in the construction industry, Anthony serves as VICA’s representative on the British Columbia Construction Association Board (BCCA) and most recently as Chair of the Construction Council of Vancouver Island. Anthony started in civil construction, became a partner in an architectural firm, and presently manages a team of 50 as a general contractor and trade contractor.
David FlintFlynn Canada - Vice Chair
David Flint, Branch Manager and Partner of Flynn Canada Ltd. brings more than 30 years experience in the construction industry. Recognized as a team player and a leader with forward-thinking ideas; Dave took every opportunity to learn more about the industry and cultivate his career. By placing emphasis on profitability, communication and mentoring; Dave's extensive contruction background ranges from on-site experience to a business owner/partner.
Alan FletcherAFC Construction - Past Chair
Alan Fletcher, President and Founder of AFC Industries Ltd. and is VICA's Past Chair. AFC industries owns and operates successful construction companies in Victoria and Courtenay/Comox, specializing in commercial, light industrial, multi-family and custom homes. As a ticketed carpenter and joiner with 30+ years in the construction industry, Alan takes pride in balancing project costing with quality construction and creative design.
Roger YagerKnappett Projects Inc - Treasurer
Roger is the Vice President of Knappett Projects Inc. and has been involved in the construction industry for nearly 25 years. With his experience in all facets of the industry, Roger brings a unique perspective and understanding of current issues to the Board. Very involved in both VICA and BCCA, Roger serves as Chair for VICA S&P Committee, is a BCCA Director and Chair of the BCCA S&P Committee.
Keith ParsonageHoule Electric - Secretary
Keith is the Regional Manager for Houle Electric (Nanaimo & Northern Vancouver Island). He relocated to Nanaimo in February 2014 from Prince George and immediately became involved with VICA. Keith is actively involved on VICA's S&P Committee and CCVI. Keith actively promotes the construction industry by providing job shadowing opportunities for the VIU pre-apprenticeship program and high school CTC students.
James ClappJLT - Director
James Clapp is a construction surety insurance broker with 18+ years of experience and over 150 clients across BC and Alberta. James spends the bulk of his time reviewing tender and contract specifications, ensuring his clients understand and comply with insurance and bonding requirements; alerting clients to any onerous conditions. As a former surety underwriter, James also brings a strong background in construction accounting.
Stuart CuthbertMcGregor & Thompson - Director
Stuart has been involved in the construction industry in the supply and manufacturing area for the last 14 years; he started his career in Vancouver as a trainee and progressed to Director of Operations. Stuart joined McGregor &Thompson in 2014 and moved to the Island, overseeing the Victoria and Nanaimo operations, as well as the new installation division. Stuart became involved with VICA through VICA's Christmas luncheon and VICA's membership committee. In 2016/17, Stuart brings his unique skillset to the Board.
Katy FairleyKinetic Construction - Director
Katy is the Vice-President, Business Development for Kinetic Construction Ltd.’s three offices in Vancouver, Victoria, and Courtenay. Together with VICA, Katy founded the Women in Construction Network (Victoria) in 2013; to encourage young women to consider a career in the construction industry. Katy brings her knowledge of procurement issues and best practices to the Board.
Tyler GalbraithJenkins Marzban Logan LLP - Director
Tyler Galbraith is a partner at the law firm Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP., practicing in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. Appearing before all levels of court in British Columbia from construction related appeals and trials to arbitrations and mediations; Tyler has acted in builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims and insurance coverage.
Brian KapuscinskiKPL James Architecture Inc - Director
Brian, a registered architect, has been involved in the design/construction industry since the 70's. He is the founding principal of KPL James Architecture. Brian has been active in the evolution of architecture to the BIM being used today. Brian volunteers with various industry related groups such as City of Victoria Civic Hertigage Trust and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Syllabus Program. in 2016/17 Brian brings his vast knowledge to the VICA Board of Directors.
Doug SavoryArchie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating - Director
Doug brings 37 years experience in the mechanical construction industry and is Vice President with Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating. With a COR Certification and Gold Seal Accreditation in Construction Management, Doug is active on boards and committees. An experienced negotiator, Doug understands both the needs of the worker and the needs of management bringing a multi-sided view to the table.
Yosef SunaKnappett Industries - Director
Yosef Suna is a Project Manager and Estimator for Knappett Industries Ltd. and he has been involved in multiple high profile civil construction projects throughout Vancouver Island. Yosef’s post-secondary education in Civil Engineering Technology, combined with his “bottom up” career path operating as both a general contractor and a subcontractor, give him a well-rounded perspective on his profession and the construction industry.
Keith TattonCumberland Ready-Mix - Director
Keith Tatton has worked as a manager, managing partner, or managing owner of four ready mixed concrete companies in the North Vancouver Island area. Keith and his wife started Cumberland ready Mix Ltd. and later acquired Cumberland Sand & Gravel Ltd. With solid industry connections, Keith is a respected business leader and truly believes the construction industry provides an immense value to the economy on Vancouver Island.
Gerrit VinkFarmer Construction Ltd - Director
Gerrit has more than 14 years of construction experience with progressively increasing responsibility levels. Having started as a Junior Project Manager with Farmer Construction Ltd, Gerrit progressed through the ranks and is now President and Owner. Key projects were completed as Trade Contractor, General Contractor, and Construction Manager. Gerrit also has significant experience with LEED projects.