Leadership

As an employee-owned company, we’re passionate about every project.

Andy Trewick

President & Chief Executive Officer

"Construction is all about people, at Graham there are great opportunities for people to develop and maximize to their full potential in a construction company that they truly can have ownership in."

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Andy is an internationally experienced civil engineer with 30 years experience in project management and the management of contracting businesses over three continents. He has a proven track record in overseeing the delivery of projects to time, quality and budget for key strategic clients under a variety of forms of contract and delivery models. He has been the catalyst behind major infrastructure business expansions, restructurings, acquisitions, and integrations. Since joining Graham in 2015, he has enhanced our Infrastructure procurement and work winning approaches while successfully building the Operational leadership team structure, leading to his current role as COO. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Civil Engineering from Aston University in Birmingham, England.

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Tim Heavenor

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

"Our teams have the expertise to plan, design, build, maintain and finance infrastructure and major facilities. Our people take responsibility so that our clients receive a reliable solution."

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Tim Heavenor has been Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since December 2014. He has been Senior Vice-President, Development and Strategic Investing since July, 2013 and President of Graham subsidiary, Gracorp Capital Advisors Ltd., since 2007. Tim contributes nearly 30 years of experience in major project development, team building, strategic planning, private equity, business development and corporate finance. Tim is also a founding Director of the Connor Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP and the GVest Private Equity LP. Gracorp-managed funds have attracted investment commitments from over 300 employees of Graham as well as Canadian institutional asset management firms. Previously, Tim was one of three executives that led Manvest Inc., a private investment company, to top-quartile returns over a 10-year period. In that capacity, Tim served on numerous private company boards, including roles as chair, and on audit and compensation committees. Tim also has investment and commercial banking experience.

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Tony Clark

Chief Legal & Risk Officer

"Our business is built on commitment, integrity and reliability – values that uphold our high standard of corporate governance and ethics. We safeguard our employees, clients and partners by conducting our business openly, honestly and safely."

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As Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Tony’s responsibilities involves managing a range of services including risk management, legal, communications, supply chain management, ethics and compliance, and corporate secretarial. Tony is chair of Graham’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Secretary to Graham’s Board of Trustees. Tony joined Graham in 2008 serving initially as Graham’s General Counsel. Prior to this, Tony served as counsel to an international engineering, project management and construction firm. Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.

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Jeff Schippmann

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

"My commitment is to help the great people at Graham have every opportunity to raise their own game, and encourage each team member to find ways to improve the level of play of everyone around them."

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Since September, 2013 Jeff has been Graham’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer. Jeff was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer for Balfour Beatty Construction in Dallas, Texas from 2008 to 2013 and was Vice President of Global Talent Management for the Hess Corporation, where he was responsible for succession planning, performance management, talent assessment, management development and training activities. Previously, he was the Director of Organization and Management Development for PepsiCo. In this role he was responsible for a broad range of talent management programs and initiatives, including significant work to refocus managers on people-development activities and on restructuring the Pepsi “employment deal”. Jeff has consulted to major corporations including Texas Instruments, Bank One, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, American Express, Boeing and Ford, focusing on selection and staffing solutions, executive assessment and development, assessment centres and competency modeling. He received his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Memphis in 1987 and is the author of two books and numerous book chapters and articles, including work appearing in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.

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Colin Aitken

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUILDINGS

"At Graham, our employees, clients and subcontractors are all part of our team. When you put together talented people who have lofty but common goals, you’re bound to be successful."

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Senior Vice President, Buildings, since October 2017, Colin brings over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Colin’s career began as a surveyor and site engineer on municipal and land development projects for a consultant engineering firm. A strong interest in the construction of large-scale building projects drew him to this aspect of the industry upon completion of his engineering degree. Colin spent the first 15 years after graduation in various project roles including Field Supervision, Project Management and Estimating on numerous retail, hospitality, office, multi-family, and institutional projects across Canada. Over the last 15 years, Colin has progressed through the various levels of Operations Management and has been responsible for the successful delivery of approximately $600 million of construction services annually in Alberta, British Columbia and select areas of the United States.

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Cecil Dawe

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRIAL

"We prioritize the health and safety of our people and the protection of the environment to deliver projects in the safest, most responsible manner."

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Cecil began his career with Graham over 22 years ago. Throughout his tenure he has held progressively increasing roles, beginning as a Civil Engineer and then advancing to the management of large capital projects, until his most recent position as Vice President of Graham’s Energy and Environment stream. Cecil holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and has completed executive training from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Cecil’s influential leadership and market expertise contribute to the growth and diversification of Graham’s Industrial division. Cecil also provides leadership to Graham's Indigenous Relations Area of Expertise, aimed at developing processes and procedures for engaging with our Indigenous partners.

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Ian Dickinson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE

"Great project outcomes start with an exceptional team. Through innovation, safety and continuous improvement, our people are dedicated to delivering our clients’ visions."

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Ian has 23 years of experience with large scale and highly technical projects. He specializes in multi-faceted water treatment, biosolids, and environmental projects, including all aspects of project start-up and delivery: bid directing, negotiation, design, construction execution, commissioning and operations and maintenance. Ian has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds. In his former role as Vice President, Preconstruction Services, Ian used his technical experience to successfully manage stringent delivery schedules and a complex range of internal and external stakeholders, leading to the successful delivery of many significant projects.

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Buildings


Dave Corcoran

VP Construction Major Buildings, Calgary


Colin Anderson

SVP Construction Buildings, West


Matt Dekkers

VP Operations Buildings U.S. Minneapolis


Bob Hildenbrandt

VP Construction Buildings, Prairies

Industrial


June Verhelst

SVP Construction Industrial Civil, Saskatoon


Aaron Marlatt

VP Construction Industrial, Mechanical/Electrical, Edmonton

Infrastructure


Darren Mickler

VP Construction Major Infrastructure


Alisdair Dickinson

VP Infrastructure Western Canada


Alan Mansfield

VP Major Water

Areas of Expertise


Frank Kato

VP Equipment, Shops and Yards


Patrick Schmidtz

VP Labour


Mike Court

SVP Health, Safety, Environment & Quality


Glen Phelps

VP Corporate Development


Brian Janzen

VP Finance


Adam Burk

VP Infrastructure Finance


Adrian Davies

VP Supply Chain


Matt Gramblicka

VP Information Technology & Enterprise Applications


Weston Rudd

General Counsel

David Sutherland

ONTARIO, CANADA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mr. Sutherland was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees effective May 20, 2015 and a trustee the Board since September 2011. David was the former President and CEO of IPSCO Inc. from 2002 to 2007, a Regina-based steel and pipe company acquired by SSAB. He joined the company in 1977 and became CEO in 2002, retiring in 2007 after 20 years with IPSCO. He is currently Chairman of United States Steel Corporation, a Director of GATX Corporation and Imperial Oil Limited, and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.

Peter Sharpe

ONTARIO, CANADA, TRUSTEE

From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Sharpe was President and CEO of Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of Canada’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. Peter had held senior executive positions with Cadillac Fairview since 1984. He served as Global Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Peter was the recipient of the Building Owners and Managers Association Canada (BOMA) Chairman’s Awards and recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from NAIOP. Peter serves on several Boards including Postmedia Network Canada Corp., First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliarios S.A., Brazil, Allied Properties REIT and Morguard Corporation. Peter became a trustee of Graham in September 2011.

Terry Freeman

ALBERTA, CANADA, TRUSTEE

Mr. Freeman is the former Managing Director of Northern Plains Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing investments and investors, driving strategy, value creation and eventual exits for investments and corporate governance. Previously CFO of Flint Energy Services, Terry managed the financial and administrative operations of the company, including acting as Corporate Secretary. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd., a corrosion prevention services company. Terry has also served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and privately held companies. He joined the Board at Graham in April 2014.

Stuart O’Connor

ALBERTA, CANADA, TRUSTEE

Mr. O’Connor is the President of Timber Ridge Capital Ltd., a private holding and investment company. He is a former Partner at the law firm of Bennett Jones, a national law firm, the former Chairman of the Board of Flint Energy Services Ltd., a public oilfield service company, the former President and CEO of Merak Projects Ltd., an international software company. He has also co-founded and served in various capacities with companies in the oil and gas, financing, real estate and technology industries. Mr. O’Connor is also active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Governors of Hull Services and on various committees with the Calgary Stampede including having served as the Co-chair of the Centennial Committee celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Stuart joined the Board at Graham in July, 2015.

Mike Senger

Alberta, Canada, Trustee

Mr. Senger served as Senior Vice President of the Graham Industrial Division and a member of the Executive Committee between July 2012 and December 2017, when he retired. He joined Graham in 1982 and progressively advanced from junior project manager/estimator, senior project manager, branch manager, Division Vice President and then Senior Vice President. As SVP of the Industrial Division as well as the Corporate Asset Management and Labour Relations expertise groups, Mr. Senger was responsible for aspects of their business activities from project procurement through to project execution and client relations. Mike joined the Board at Graham in January 2018.

Ron Graham

Chairman Emeritis

Mr. Graham began his construction career with Graham in 1962 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and has worked for over 50 years for Graham Construction companies. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Construction Ltd. from 1967 to 1985. In 1985, he became the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Graham Group Ltd., through 2005. He has been a Trustee of Graham Income Trust since November 2005, and Chairman Emeritus since 2015. He is also on several Boards of Directors including Highwood Distillers Ltd., Atlas Concrete Inc. and Gramor Investments Inc. Mr. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.