November 14, 2019 (Victoria, BC) – The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected four industry leaders to its 2019-2020 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on November 7, 2019. There were nine nominees from across Vancouver Island.
Chris Williams, Houle Electric (Victoria), and Byron Tarby, National Contracting Solutions (Nanaimo), were newly elected to the VICA Board of Directors. James Clapp, JLT Marsh Specialty (Victoria), and Scott Torry, AFC Construction (Courtenay), were re-elected. Roger Yager will remain Chair of the Board and Dave Flint, Flynn Canada, will remain Past Chair. James Clapp is poised to be appointed Vice Chair at the first board meeting of 2020 after serving his second term on the Board as the Treasurer.
Byron and Chris are both involved in the VICA U40 networks in their respective regions and will offer a fresh perspective to the Board as it offers guidance and leadership on behalf of the VICA membership. Their fresh outlook on VICA’s member and industry services, combined with the knowledge and experience from the existing Board of Directors, sets the construction association up for further growth, development, and industry advocacy.
The AGM reached quorum from industry members in good standing at its offices in Victoria and Nanaimo. This year, VICA introduced online voting for the election of the 2019/2020 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 directors Keith Parsonage, Houle Electric (Past Vice Chair), Tyler Galbraith, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, and Marnie Pringle, Starline Windows, were thanked for their time served on the Board.
CEO / CHAIR / DIRECTOR QUOTES
“I’m thrilled to see some young industry leaders joining the VICA Board of Directors this year, giving us a well-balanced leadership team in terms of experience and business types. Top that off with a thriving construction industry on Vancouver Island and a dedicated and diligent team at the association, and we’re set up for another year of growth and enhanced member services.”
Rory Kulmala, Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Island Construction Association
“I am honored to be re-elected for another three-year term, and I am looking forward to helping VICA continue to provide excellent value to its members.”
James Clapp, JLT Marsh Specialty
“This is an exciting time in construction on Vancouver Island, as innovation and development are continually advancing. I am delighted to be part of the VICA team that is at the forefront of this progression – supporting, educating and informing our contracting community.”
Byron Tarby, National Contracting Solutions
“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 providing important market perspective, as well as a specific connection for members located in the Mid- and North-Island.”
Scott Torry, AFC Construction
“It is a great honor to be elected 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 Williams, Houle Electric
“VICA is as operationally strong as it has been in years and it will continue to thrive with a dedicated team in the office and on the Board. New leadership, combined with a strong vision put forward in recent years, will allow the construction association to further enhance its member services and continue to advocate for the industry at large.”
Roger Yager, VICA Board of Director Chair, Knappett Projects
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.