OTTAWA — The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has elected Charlie Webb, president and CEO of Anderson Webb Limited of Sarnia, Ont., as president and chair of the MCAC board of directors for 2023-2024.
Webb succeeds Derek Ermen of Moncton, N.B. The election was held during the MCAC’s annual general meeting in October in Napa, Calif.
“I am very excited to be stepping into the role of MCAC president during this busy and transformative time for the mechanical contracting sector in Canada,” said Webb in a statement. “Across the country our industry is dealing with unique challenges alongside exciting opportunities. Our sector has an essential part to play for a healthy Canadian economy, and our association is well-positioned to maximize that role on behalf of our members.”
During strategic planning sessions at its AGM, the MCAC board addressed themes of advocacy, growth and innovation. Dominant issues include the availability of a skilled workforce, the need to advocate for and promote best practices in the industry, and the need to understand and educate how the transition to net-zero will impact the mechanical contracting sector in the years ahead.
“What was clear during our strategic planning was that there is a significant role that MCAC will need to play in the years ahead,” said Webb. “As president and chair, I am looking forward to seeing that planning process continue, and to mapping out a clear strategy for the association moving forward.
“At the same time, we have a tremendous opportunity to raise the profile of our sector and the critical work we do across the country, and I am excited to take that on.”