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November 17, 2020

Five Industry Leaders Elected to VICA Board

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected five industry leaders to its 2020-2021 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on November 13, 2020. There were six nominees from across Vancouver Island.

Incumbents, Stuart Cuthbert, Mazzei Electric (Nanaimo & Victoria), Mark Liudzius, Kinetic Construction Ltd. (Victoria), Chris Lyons, Omicron Construction Ltd. (Victoria), and Kate Ulmer, Herold Engineering (Victoria), were re-elected. Former Director Morley Wilkins, Campbell Construction (Victoria) will also be making his return to the VICA Board.  James Clapp, Wilson M Beck Insurance, is poised to Chair the Board and Roger Yager, Knappett Projects Inc., will become Past Chair. Chris Lyons is poised to be appointed Vice Chair at the first board meeting of 2020 after serving as Board Treasurer.

In accordance with Provincial Health recommendations, the 2020 AGM pivoted to an online platform with industry and non-industry members joining virtually from across the Island. For the second year, VICA utilized an online voting platform for the election of the 2020/2021 VICA Board of Directors, enabling members to cast a vote for their elected industry leaders from office, jobsite, or home — giving everyone a voice in this busy industry where time is hard to come by.

Outgoing director David Flint (former Past Chair), Flynn Canada, was recognized for 12 years of service on the VICA Board. During his tenure David was involved in numerous initiatives, including the amalgamation of the North Vancouver Island Construction Association, Mid-Island Construction Association and the South Island Construction Association in 2011.

CEO / Chair / Director Quotes

“In a year which has been plagued with such uncertainly, the Vancouver Island Construction Association and it’s members can be confident in our board to steward the Association in a direction which benefits current members and the industry at large. Our industry has shown it’s resiliency in the face of COVID-19, and we will continue to champion safe policy and procedure to allow construction to continue on Vancouver Island.”   

  •  Rory Kulmala, Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Island Construction Association

“I am very excited to be elected back to the VICA Board of Directors to serve the association and membership for another term. I look forward to continuing to provide a voice for sub-contractors across the Island.”

  • Stuart Cuthbert, Mazzei Electric

 “It’s an honour to be re-elected back to the VICA Board of Directors for another term. I look forward to working with this great team and helping VICA continue to provide excellent value to its members”

  • Kate Ulmer, Herold Engineering

“As I return to the VICA Board of Directors, I look forward to lending my expertise to my fellow board members as well as supporting initiatives which will benefit our membership.”

  • Morley Wilkins, Campbell Construction

“It is a great honor to be re-elected to the Vancouver Island Construction Association’s Board of Directors. I look forward to working with this great group of industry leaders and continuing the excellent work for our members and the industry on Vancouver Island.”

  • Chris Lyons, Omicron Construction Ltd.

“This year has shown that our industry can unite under a common goal, and I am honored to return to the VICA Board for another term to help our members endure this pandemic as well as continuing to support progression in the construction community.”

  •  Mark Liudzius, Kinetic Construction Ltd.

 “I am very proud to be a member of this industry as we continue to take on challenges that the future will bring. VICA’s Board, highlighted by its experience, diversity and flexibility will afford our members success in the years to come. I am thankful to both current and former board members who have given me their support during my time as Board Chair.”

  • Roger Yager, Outgoing VICA Board of Director Chair, Knappett Projects

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About VICA

As the Vancouver Island Construction Association, we serve our construction community: the institutional, commercial, industrial, civil, and multi-family residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other coastal areas of British Columbia. VICA members come from all areas of our industry from owners, designers, and contractors to purchasers of construction services. With roots that date back to 1912, we are one of the oldest not-for-profit construction associations in Canada.