OTTAWA — The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) elected Dave Holek as president and chairman of the Board of Directors at its 2019 Annual General Meeting, held recently in Nashville, Tenn.
Holek, of Belle River, Ont., is president and general manager of Lekter Industrial Services Inc. He is taking over the role from Jack Bavis.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
MCAC has focused on several key issues in recent years, including federal prompt payment legislation. With prompt payment now passing in the House of Commons, MCAC has identified skilled labour, the harmonization of building codes and innovations and technologies as key areas of importance in the coming years, indicates a release. Many of those issues were discussed at an Industry Summit held by MCAC in April.
“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,” said Holek, in a statement.
The association will continue to develop and share training programs across Canada through its Construction Education Council (CEC). It also established a Women in Mechanical Construction initiative (WiMC) in 2018.
“It is a very exciting time for the association and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this role provides,” Holek noted. “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.”