Stuart Olson announces senior management appointments
June 3, 2015 By Stuart Olson Inc.
June 3, 2015 – Stuart Olson Inc. has announced changes to its senior management team, including the promotion of two individuals from within the company.
Arthur Atkinson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Buildings Group, with overall responsibility for leadership of the group. Mr. Atkinson, who has worked at Stuart Olson for over 10 years, was most recently Executive Vice President of the Buildings Group and prior to that served as Vice President Southern Alberta.
“Arthur Atkinson is exceptionally qualified to lead the Buildings Group and achieve its strategic and operational goals,” said David LeMay, Stuart Olson’s President and CEO. “He has been instrumental in helping the group build a strong and secure backlog, while steadily improving operational performance.”
Mr. Atkinson takes over from David LeMay, who has led the group on an interim basis for the past 18 months. Mr. LeMay will now assume the additional responsibility of leading the Industrial Group on an interim basis, replacing group President Allan Tarasuk, who is leaving the Company.
Stuart Olson also today announced the promotion of Joette Decore to Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development. Ms. Decore has held various executive positions at Stuart Olson, including Vice President, Human Resources; Vice President, Corporate Development; and most recently, Vice President, Strategy and Development.
“With executive responsibility for human resources, corporate communications, strategy and corporate development, Joette Decore plays a major role on our senior executive team and has been instrumental in guiding the strategy of the overall organization. This promotion recognizes the significant contribution she is making to the Company,” said Mr. LeMay.
The changes announced today, including the reorganization of the Buildings Group and Industrial Group under Chief Operating Officers rather than Presidents, are consistent with Stuart Olson’s strategy of operating as an integrated full-service construction company.
“We are creating a leaner, more efficient corporate structure that accelerates decision making, enables all parts of the organization to work together more closely and cooperatively, and reflects the responsibility of the Stuart Olson President for delivering operational performance” said Mr. LeMay. “The promotions announced today also reflect our strong focus on internal succession planning. We are committed to developing and growing our people from within our organization.”
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