MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group has announced the appointment of Robert Alger, former CEO of The Lane Construction Corporation, a U.S. transportation contractor, as president of infrastructure projects, effective immediately.
During his 40-year tenure at Lane, including 18 years as president and CEO, Alger was responsible for multiple $1-billion-plus megaprojects, stated an Aug. 25 release. During his tenure, annual revenues increased six-fold to over US$2 billion.
Alger is a founding member of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative and the Construction Industry Safety Initiative. He also served as chairman of the Construction Industry Round Table and was president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Institute.
As president of infrastructure projects, Alger will be responsible for delivering the company’s lump sum turnkey projects, including several major Canadian transportation projects, and continuing to build SNC-Lavalin’s pipeline of new business in the U.S. As part of that effort, the release stated, Alger will be integral to the development of new contracting models that limit the risk associated with managing and delivering major projects.
“Bob brings a unique and highly valued skillset to SNC-Lavalin. He is at once a highly skilled engineer with a deep understanding of the full life cycle of projects and what makes them successful, and an accomplished senior executive who has built a successful business and knows the U.S. market intimately,” said Ian Edwards, president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “I look forward to working with Bob as we continue the transformation of SNC-Lavalin into a leading global engineering services firm.
“I would also like to thank Jonathan Wilkinson for his valuable contribution to our infrastructure business and I wish him all the best as he moves on to a new role with another organization.”