MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29,
2022 /CNW/ - Bird Construction Inc. ("Bird")
(TSX: BDT) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors
has appointed Mr. Steve Edwards to
the Board, effective August 1, 2022.
Mr. Edwards recently announced his retirement from Black &
Veatch after 44 years of leadership, service, and dedication, most
recently as Chairman and CEO and brings a remarkable combination of
experience and expertise. As Chairman and CEO of Black &
Veatch, Mr. Edwards had overall responsibility for the company's
engineering, consulting, construction and related infrastructure
businesses in the power, oil and gas, water, telecommunications,
and food and beverage markets worldwide.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are very pleased to
welcome Steve to Bird. He is a highly respected professional with
extensive global experience in engineering, procurement, and
construction of infrastructure projects, with a strong focus on
delivering innovative, integrated solutions for clients. We look
forward to his expertise and insights as a member of the Board of
Directors," said Mr. Paul Raboud,
the Chair of the Board.
"I look forward to the strategic insight and broad experience
Steve brings to Bird from his inspiring leadership throughout his
career. As we execute on our strategy, his expertise will
contribute immense value, including his insights on
sustainability-driven global megatrends such as electrification,
decarbonization, and digitization," said Mr. Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird.
The Board will continue to ensure its composition is well
aligned to support management in executing its 2022 to 2024
strategic plan and the next phase of the Company's
Background of Mr. Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards is Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Black & Veatch. Steve assumed this
position in November 2013. With
revenues of $3.3 billion, Black &
Veatch is consistently ranked in the Top 10 categories for power
generation, power delivery, water infrastructure development and
telecommunications in Engineering News-Record magazine and is
ranked in the Top 150 of the Forbes list of Largest Private
Companies. The company is the 12th largest employee-owned
corporation in the United States,
according to the National Center for Employee Ownership.
Since joining Black & Veatch in 1978, Steve has been
responsible for various global projects and business lines. He was
named Chief Operating Officer in March
2013 in a transition role before becoming Chairman and CEO.
He was appointed to the Black & Veatch Board of Directors in
2012. Steve is a registered professional engineer and graduated
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from
the University of Missouri.
This press release contains forward-looking information (as
defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation) that
involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to
materially differ from those expressed or implied by the
The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
For further information, contact:
T.L. McKibbon, President & CEO or
W.R. Gingrich, CFO
Bird Construction Inc.
5700 Explorer Drive, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L4W 0C6
Phone: (905) 602-4122
About Bird Construction
Bird (TSX: BDT) is a leading Canadian construction company
operating from coast-to-coast and servicing all of Canada's major markets. Bird provides a
comprehensive range of construction services from new construction
for industrial, commercial, institutional, and civil infrastructure
markets; to industrial maintenance, repair and operations services,
heavy civil construction, and mine support services; as well as
vertical infrastructure including, electrical, mechanical, and
specialty trades. For over 100 years, Bird has been a
people-focused company with an unwavering commitment to safety and
a high level of service that provides long-term value for all
SOURCE Bird Construction Inc.