Meet the Board of Directors who provide leadership and guidance on behalf of the VICA Membership.
David FlintFlynn Canada - 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.
Roger YagerKnappett Projects Inc - Vice Chair
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.
Anthony MinnitiCentury Group - Past 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.
Keith ParsonageHoule Electric - Treasurer
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.
Mark LiudziusKinetic Construction Ltd. - Director
Mark Liudzius is the Victoria Branch Manager and a Vice President at Kinetic Construction. He has been with Kinetic since 1997. In addition to being a member of ASTTBC, Mark is also a Leed Accredited Professional and earned his Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management from the CCA. He has been a member of the BCCA's Construction Innovation Commmittee since 2011 and also serves on VICA's Standards and Practices Committee. Mark mentors and coaches junior staff members for guidance and career development.
Chris LyonsOmicron Construction Ltd. - Director
Chris Lyons is the Senior Project Manager for Omicron Construction Ltd. in Victoria. He has 12 years of experience in General Contracting followed by five years of experience in Integrated Development, Design, and Construction. During his career, he has worked on renovations, multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects as a Contractor, Developer, and Design Builder. Chris has also been involved with the VICA U40 executive since its inception and is currently the past chair.
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.
Marnie PringleStarline Windows - Director
Marnie is a sales representative and project coordinator for Starline Windows. She has been a part of the Starline team for 25 years, working in various positions throughout their Victoria division. With a strong administrative background and a desire to give back to the community, Marnie looks forward to learning while on the VICA Board while further contributing to the construction industry.
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.
Kate UlmerHerold Engineering Ltd. - Director
Kate is a registered professional engineer and the manager of Herold Engineering’s Victoria office. She has over 15 years of experience as a structural consultant and works on a wide variety of local institutional, commercial, and residential projects including new builds and seismic retrofitting. Kate volunteers with the Women in Construction executive committee, the City of Victoria Civic Heritage Trust conservation committee, and the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
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.