Ledcor Expands North American Construction Senior Executive Team, Appoints Chris Bourassa as President, US Construction

VANCOUVER, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ledcor Group of Companies (Ledcor) announced today the expansion of its senior executive team with the appointment of Chris Bourassa as President, US Construction, based in Ledcor's US Headquarters in San Diego, California.

"Ledcor's building construction business continues to grow outside our traditional Canadian markets.  In recent years we have achieved steady success in Illinois, Nevada, Texas, California and Hawaii," said Ron Stevenson, President and CEO, Ledcor Industries Ltd. "We are expanding our senior executive team to manage this growth, and increase our local senior executive presence in the US."

Ledcor first entered the US market in the 1980s, and it has established construction and property development operations in Seattle, San Diego, Irvine, Napa, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin and Honolulu.  Ledcor also acquired EDGE Construction LLC of Temecula, California last year.

As Chief Operating Officer, Ledcor Properties Group, Vancouver, Chris most recently led the development of The River, a luxury residential development that has established real estate records in Calgary, Alberta.   Chris will be joining Peter Hrdlitschka, President, Western Canada Construction and Carl Stewart, President, Central Canada Construction to form a North America-wide team.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to build on Carl Stewart's success as the US marketplace leader," said Chris Bourassa, President, US Construction.  "The opportunities are immense.  We have a good base established and I look forward to taking Ledcor's US Construction business to the next level."

Ledcor's US Construction division has completed dozens of building projects in recent years, including commercial, institutional, industrial, light industrial and residential buildings.  Ledcor's US construction team consists of almost 200 employees in five states.

Ledcor's prominent US construction clients have included Costco, Chevron, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Starbucks, Oliver McMillan, Intracorp, Intrawest, B&W Pantex, the State of Illinois, Baum Developments and others.

For more information on Ledcor's US projects visit:  www.ledcor.com/our-projects/map

About The Ledcor Group of Companies

The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America's most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, power and communications sectors. We also own operations in transportation services, property investment, forestry, and wastewater treatment. Ledcor employs over 8000 people across 20 offices. Since 1947 we have been growing with our clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out how at www.ledcor.com

SOURCE: Ledcor Industries

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