The Railway Association of Canada has a new president and CEO. Michael Bourque joins RAC from the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada where, as vice president of external relations, he was responsible for parliamentary relations, communications and information technology. Previously he was director of federal public affairs with Bayer Inc, a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and an executive in the federal public service in the Department of Communications and the Privy Council Office. He succeeds Cliff Mackay, who died January 26 after a battle with cancer.
There have been a number of appointment to port authorities across the country. Robert Poirier of Oakville, Ontario, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Toronto Port Authority for a three-year term. Chief Elmer Derrick of Terrace, British Columbia, has been named to Prince Rupert Port Authority’s board of directors for a three-year term. Jean-Guy Dubé of Rivière-du-Portage, New Brunswick, joins the board of directors for Belledune Port Authority, also for three years.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance has elected its 2012-2014 board of directors executive committee. Don Streuber, president of Bison Transport, in Winnipeg, Manitoba is chairman. Mark Seymour, president of Kriska Transportation in Prescott, Ontario is first vice-chairman. Second vice-chairman is Gene Orlick, president of Orlicks Transport Inc in Calgary, Alberta. Scott Smith of Vaughan, Ontario-based J D Smith & Sons Ltd is treasurer and Calgary’s Ed Malysa, president and COO of Trimac Transportation, is secretary. The at-large members are Gord Peddle, president, of Altantica Diversified Transportation Systems, of Mt Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Jean-Claude Fortin, president of J E Fortin Inc in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, Gord Smith, president of Manitoulin Transport Inc in Gore Bay, Ontario and Murray Scadeng, president of Triton Transport Ltd in Langley, British Columbia.