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MONTREAL, July 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX: SNC) announces today the appointment of Marc Rivard to the role of Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure Engineering, within the company's Infrastructure Group. SNC-Lavalin's Infrastructure Group addresses the full life cycle of infrastructure, and includes its infrastructure concession investment, engineering, construction and operations & maintenance businesses.
Based in Montreal, Mr. Rivard will lead the global Infrastructure Engineering business unit, which provides consulting, planning and engineering services in a variety of sectors, including mass transit, railways, roads, bridges, ports and harbours, facilities, buildings, as well as water and wastewater infrastructure.
Mr. Rivard has over 27 years of experience in the industry, and joins SNC-Lavalin after eight and half years with WSP (previously GENIVAR), where he was President of the company's operations in Canada, the Caribbean and France, which included more than 5,000 personnel in over 100 offices. He also played a key role in the development, execution and integration of the firm's acquisition strategy.
Prior to this, Mr. Rivard worked for Stantec for 19 years, where he was a managing principal and primary lead for the firm's building engineering segment in Canada's National Capital Region. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rivard has also successfully led a number of municipal infrastructure, transportation, industrial, power and environmental projects. Mr. Rivard joined Stantec through its acquisition of The Boileau/Gesmec Group in 1995, where he was a Partner and a Vice-President. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and is a registered member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and Quebec Order of Engineers.
"Marc's strong track record in value creation, and in leading and growing large, diverse engineering businesses, makes him a great addition to our team," said Hisham Mahmoud, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "The Infrastructure Engineering business is vital to our growth strategy, and central to our demonstrated strength in addressing the full life cycle of infrastructure."
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 40 countries, SNC-Lavalin's 30,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure and clean power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. www.snclavalin.com
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