MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) has announced the departure of Bryan Hocking from the position as CEO and the appointment of Michael McSweeney as new CEO.
Hocking held the position for four years; his departure was effective Nov. 1.
A Nov. 15 statement said the association is “grateful to Bryan’s commitment to ORBA and its members during this time. We wish Bryan well in his future endeavours.”
McSweeney most recently served as president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), retiring last April. He led the CAC for 12 years.
“On behalf of the ORBA board, we are pleased to have Michael as our new CEO at this pivotal moment in our sector’s history,” stated ORBA chair Kevin Machej in the statement. “Ontario roadbuilders find themselves at a crucial moment in a time when all three levels of government are committed to the largest infrastructure investment and spend that our province has ever seen.”
McSweeney has worked in the private and public sector for over 35 years. He was elected as city and regional councillor in Ottawa and served as CEO of the Standards Council of Canada, vice-president of business development with Archer Daniels Midland and vice-president environment and public affairs at Bennett Environmental.