MONTREAL, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard to the Board of Directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process.
Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt companies and associations. She is currently the President and CEO of the Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines (CERIU). She coordinates all activities of the urban infrastructure expertise and research centre. The non-profit organization helps municipalities to rehabilitate their infrastructure and to ensure its sustainability. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Sylvain Villiard is an experienced public administration manager and lawyer. He previously served as Associate Executive Director of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). As a Partner of GP Gouvernance Plus, he helps clients and suppliers with project planning and management. His appointment is effective immediately.
Dale Williams has extensive experience in transportation management, sales and marketing. She has worked with GATX Rail Canada for several years first as Sales Director, and then Vice President, Canadian Regional Sales. She is also a member of the Board of Directors. In this capacity, she is responsible for commercial relations with the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), Canadian Pacific (CP), and other Canadian rail companies. Her appointment will be effective December 18, 2017.
"I am very pleased that the board of directors of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated will benefit from the solid experience of Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard. Their combined experience of the business world, public administration, and engineering will serve JCCBI well as it continues its important work to ensure the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of federal infrastructure assets in Montreal."
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
- JCCBI is a Crown Corporation that operates at arm's length from the government and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
- JCCBI owns and operates four federal transportation corridors in the Montreal Area, including the Champlain Bridge, the Jacques-Cartier-Bridge, the Melocheville Tunnel and the federal section of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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