The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC’s) Executive Director, Michel Gravel, M.Eng., P.Eng., ing., CAE, has announced that he will retire after 15 years of service to TAC, effective early January 2015.
Mr. Gravel joined TAC in 1999 at a time when the organization was facing some major challenges, including internal disagreement about the organization’s strategic direction. Under Mr. Gravel’s leadership, TAC has become the stable, productive and successful organization it is today.
Before joining TAC, Mr. Gravel worked for Delcan Corporation for more than 20 years as Vice-President and Chief Transportation Engineer, and served as Roche-Deluc’s President in Quebec. He also worked for municipal government in the Nation’s Capital for five years.
“I’ll find it very difficult to leave behind the friends I’ve made and the colleagues with whom I’ve worked with, and learnt from, over the years,” said Mr. Gravel. “I’ve been truly blessed with a Board that has shown strong leadership in its strategic direction, as well as the level of trust and confidence it has demonstrated towards me, allowing us to jointly weather some critical times, and to grow TAC into an organization that is stronger than it has been in its 100 year history. Of course these successes would not have been possible without the support and dedication I’ve received from TAC’s members and staff – for that I’ll always be thankful!”
The TAC Board of Directors has appointed a search committee who will help identify Mr. Gravel's successor.