The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has elected Dave Holek of Belle River, Ont. as president and chairman of its board of directors for a second term.
Holek, president and general manager of Lekter Industrial Services Inc., referred to first-year CEO Tania Johnston’s ascension to her job during his remarks at MCAC’s annual general meeting, held online Dec. 9.
“This past year will be one we won’t soon forget,” said Holek. “Tania’s first day was March 2 and on March 11 a global pandemic was declared, so needless to say it has not been a typical year.”
Holek said Zoom meetings and teleconferences have replaced its annual conference and golf tournaments as the MCAC has focused primarily on delivering support, education and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other issues for the association this year have included the promotion of skilled trades for the mechanical contracting sector, highlighting the role mechanical systems can play in addressing climate change, and addressing prompt payment provisions in the construction industry supply chain.
“MCAC has been using all the tools available to represent our contractors’ best interests,” Holek said.
“As a national association, we are working very hard to ensure we can address our members’ issues from across Canada. With that said, I want to reiterate how proud I am of our members and to represent this sector. Our members have not only proven themselves to be essential in times of crisis, but I believe that our value will only be heightened as the country emerges from the pandemic.”
Holek concluded by assuring MCAC members that the association has a very accomplished board of directors capable of guiding contractors and the national association through difficult times.