Holek, President and General Manager of Lekter Industrial Services Inc., is preceded by Jack Bavis
OTTAWA, October 10 2019 – At its 2019 Annual General Meeting, held October 5, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada elected Dave Holek of Belle River, Ontario as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is preceded by Jack Bavis, of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
“As a business owner, I am extremely excited to be stepping into the role of MCAC President and Chair, as well as the positive steps being taken by MCAC to represent our close to 1,000 members across Canada,” said Holek. “We have an outstanding Board of Directors and fantastic partners across Canada, and I look forward to working with them as we prepare our association for the future.”
In recent years, MCAC has focused on several key issues, including federal prompt payment legislation and the importance of fair and equitable payment provisions in the construction industry supply chain. With prompt payment legislation now passing in the House of Commons, MCAC has identified skilled labour, the harmonization of building codes, and new innovations and technologies as key areas of importance in the coming years. Much of this was discussed in an Industry Summit held by MCAC in April of 2019.
“The purpose of our Industry Summit was to explore the future of our industry and the issues that may impact our members in both the short- and long-term,” added Holek. “Today, we are actively positioning ourselves to work closely with our partners and stakeholders so we can address these issues on behalf of our members. Our industry is changing quickly, and I am confident that MCAC will be in a great position to respond to these changes.”
In addition to those themes identified at the Industry Summit, MCAC remains dedicated to construction education and continuous training. Through its Construction Education Council (CEC), the Association continues to develop and share training programs across Canada to provide value to its members and leading-edge education opportunities.
As well, the establishment of the Women in Mechanical Construction Initiative (WiMC) in 2018 is providing a great forum to encourage women to join the industry, while also supporting those women already active in the sector. This past year also saw more than $26,000 in scholarships awarded across Canada to students entering or studying in the mechanical contracting field.
“As I mentioned, it is a very exciting time for the Association, and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this role provides,” said Holek. “I am excited to meet with many of our members in the coming year and discuss how MCAC can offer more value and support for our members from coast-to-coast.”
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is a national non-profit association comprised of dedicated professionals working together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industry. As well as mechanical contractors, MCAC welcomes service and repair contractors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and other construction industry related organizations.