Names in the News | April 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024

Updates about people working in, or organizations serving the transportation and road-related industries.

TAC welcomed the following organizations as members from January 13 to April 11, 2024:

  • Eastern Charlotte
  • Goodman Pavement and Materials Engineering Inc.
  • Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd
  • Transconomy
  • Corporation of the City of Pembroke
  • City of Port Alberni
  • Shimo Projects Ltd.
  • Town of South Bruce Peninsula
  • Municipal Engineers Association
  • Town of Irricana
  • Town of Shediac
  • Leitner Poma of America

TAC also gained 17 new individual members. Learn about TAC memberships.

Stantec is set to acquire Morrison Hershfield. The acquisition, which is being completed through a court-approved plan of arrangement, is subject to Morrison Hershfield shareholder approval, court approvals, and certain regulatory approvals. Read the press release to learn more.

McIntosh Perry and Beam Longest & Neff, LLC (BLN) have rebranded as Egis, effective January 1st, 2024, reflecting a strengthened global presence in consulting, engineering, and mobility services. Read the article to learn more.

Paul Boase retired from Transport Canada at the beginning of 2024. In 1999, Paul joined Transport Canada as Chief, Road Users, where he was responsible for research and policy development related to road user behaviour. Read Paul’s biography to learn more about his career.

Rodrigue Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Procurement Practices at the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), will succeed Mary Van Buren as president on May 1, 2024. Mary announced that she is stepping down to pursue other interests, and her last day as President will be April 30, 2024. Read the announcement for details.

New Brunswick's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure announces Duane Clowater as the new Chief Engineer, succeeding Serge Gagnon, who will continue as Assistant Deputy Minister but relinquish the Chief Engineer title.

Visual Defence Inc. has transformed and is now known as CITYROVER. This name change reflects their focus on cutting-edge technology and innovation.

CIMA+ has announced the appointment of Pierre Lacombe, an engineer with an M.Sc. and MBA, as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. In collaboration with Steeve Fiset, Chief Strategic Officer, he will be responsible for the company's mergers and acquisitions to further its growth. Refer to the appointment notice for details.

McElhanney Ltd. has announced the acquisition of BPTEC Engineering, expanding bridge and structural building services in Alberta and beyond. Read the announcement.

We are saddened to learn about the passing of Lorne R. Moase from PEI, an Honorary Life Member of TAC. Lorne was a long-time public servant, including time as PEI’s Deputy Minister of Transportation and Public Works. To share your condolences and memories, please visit You can also read Lorne's obituary.



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