Vancouver Island Construction Association Announces New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERory Kulmala, VICA's Incoming CEO

Victoria, BC (January 19, 2017) – Anthony Minniti, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce that Rory Kulmala will succeed Greg Baynton as the Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Island Construction Association effective February 27, 2017.

“A change of leadership brings new energy and possibilities for any organization and the team that supports it,” said Minniti. “VICA is ready for that. During the application process, Rory presented a clear vision for collaboration, renewal, and sustainability, aligning perfectly with what Greg has strived for and achieved during his tenure with VICA.”

"I look forward to working with VICA’s board of directors, staff, and its members to promote construction investment, operational excellence, and ethical best practices,” said Kulmala. “I am committed to working hard for our members while promoting the capabilities and capacity of the 450+ VICA members up and down Vancouver Island."

Kulmala has 25 years of industry-related experience, and brings with him strong relationships with key stakeholders within the Vancouver Island construction community. He has been involved in the private and public sector in many capacities, from business development, capital planning, and corporate governance to project management and quality control. He has strong ties to various levels of government, including First Nations and crown corporations, as well as to the developer community and construction industry. An advocate for professional development and lifelong learning, Kulmala began his career as a Civil Engineering Technologist and now holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and maintains his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

“VICA’s staff and board of directors look forward to welcoming Rory to the team in a month’s time,” said Minniti. “We anticipate a smooth leadership transition.”

ABOUT THE VANCOUVER ISLAND CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
VICA is a member-based, industry-led association serving the commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island. With bases in Victoria and Nanaimo, we connect the industry with skilled labour, education, and networking opportunities.

MEDIA CONTACT
Anthony Minniti, Chairman of the Board
Vancouver Island Construction Association
Cell: 250-857-6560
anthony.minniti@cgigc.com

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