VAUGHAN, ONT. — Homebuilder Empire Communities has announced leadership changes in its Canadian operations.
Empire, based in Vaughan, Ont., is one of the largest private homebuilders in North America with current communities in Toronto, southwestern Ontario and the southern U.S., stated a Nov. 27 release.
Tony Pucci has been appointed to set up and lead the newly created Product Innovation Division as senior vice-president, product innovation. Pucci has worked for the firm for 20 years and has a professional background in architecture.
His duties will include researching and evaluating advancements in residential construction and value engineering.
Additionally, Mark Tutton has been appointed as the new president, low rise. Tutton most recently served as COO for Camrost Felcorp Inc. Previous positions have included COO of Plazacorp Investments, senior vice-president of Tribute Communities and vice-president of Dorsay Development. Tutton received his Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University.
“As Empire grows and with increasing affordability challenges in the residential sector, we have positioned ourselves with great leadership to continue to grow our low-rise business in Ontario and ensure that our products are at the upper echelon of quality, customer satisfaction and innovation,” said Tim Royds, COO of Empire Communities, in the statement.
Empire has built over 20,000 new homes and condos since it was founded in 1993.