MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—Two construction leaders within EllisDon’s Eastern Civil Construction team have been promoted.
Max Mantha has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president of Eastern Canada and Richard Whyte has been appointed to the role of vice-president and area manager, Toronto Civil.
Mantha joined EllisDon’s Civil Division in 2014 and shortly after was appointed general manager of Looby Construction, an EllisDon subsidiary, where he assumed the full financial, safety and operational responsibility of business activities across Canada, indicates a release. A year later he was appointed vice-president and area manager for EllisDon Toronto Civil. He is also chair of the Lassonde School of Civil Engineering’s Advisory Board.
In his new role, he will oversee all buildings and civil works in Eastern Canada and provide support to the regional offices in Toronto, London, Stratford, Ottawa and Halifax as required.
“I am truly humbled to take on this exciting leadership opportunity with EllisDon,” said Mantha in a statement. “I am so fortunate to have had the best teams, leaders, mentors, partners and family to support these exciting career developments. Together, we will continue to drive the success and entrepreneurial enthusiasm of this business forward.”
Whyte joined EllisDon in 2014 as an estimator in the Toronto Civil group and climbed the ranks. The following year he was promoted to senior estimator and in 2018 was promoted to chief estimator.
He sits on the Public Advisory Committee for the George Brown Civil Engineering Technology Program and the Urban Land Institute Advisory Board. He is also a mentor in the Toronto Community Benefits Program and the NexGen Builders Program.
He is an advocate for diversity and inclusivity in construction and supports impactful initiatives such as the Afro Canadian Construction Association, EllisDon’s Alliance of Black Employee Experience and Leadership and other EllisDon and industry-led efforts, indicates a release.
“The opportunity to lead this team of dynamic and successful individuals is something I truly am excited about and I can’t wait to get started,” said Whyte.