For Immediate Release: February 4, 2021
John MacKay Named Chair of the Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council
Mississauga, ON - The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC), a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association, elected John MacKay, General Manager, GTA Construction and Materials Engineering Aecon Infrastructure at Aecon Group Inc., as Chair of the Council during OAPC’s 5th annual general meeting on January 28th via ORBA’s virtual Summit – Forging the Roadway Ahead. Mr. MacKay takes over the helm of the Council Board from Ivan Levac, Assistant Manager - City and Commercial Division at R.W. Tomlinson Limited, who served as OAPC’s Chair from February 4, 2020, through January 28, 2021.
“I am very much looking forward to fulfilling my role as Chair of OAPC as well as working with the newly appointed Council Directors in 2021,” said Mr. MacKay. “It is an honour to be chosen to represent a group of people, directors and staff, that really do exemplify a sense of community, drive and willingness to improve our industry. It is through the strength of exemplary work of the Council, and the Association we will build upon our success and will continue to face challenges that lie ahead, just as we worked together to overcome the unprecedent challenges of this past year.”
Mr. MacKay is from Lindsay, Ontario, where he resides with his family. He got his start in the construction industry early, at the age of 17, with KJ Beamish Construction in Lindsay. In 1996 he joined the Aecon Group where he has held numerous positions with increased responsibility in highway paving and heavy civil construction including quality control, materials engineering, contract management and estimating.
It was in 1998 when he attended his first Fall Asphalt Seminar that Mr. Mackay became involved with Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association (OHMPA). In 2015 he joined the OHMPA (now OAPC) Board of Directors. In addition to his involvement on the Board of the OAPC, he is the Chair of the OAPC’s Hot Mix Asphalt Technical Working Group and is on the Hot Mix Paving Committee.
“John has a great depth of knowledge and experience working in nearly every aspect of asphalt industry, which is unique,” said Mr. Levac. “With his experience and passion for the industry, he is very well prepared to lead the Council to face challenges that lie ahead and to continue the success of our endeavours in the pursuit of excellence in asphalt pavements.”
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The Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the voice of the transportation infrastructure sector in Ontario. Our members build the majority of provincial and municipal roads, bridges, transit and transportation infrastructure across the province, and employ in excess of 56,000 workers at peak season. To learn more about ORBA, visit www.orba.org.