Canadian Manufacturing

Aecon construction group appoints Jean Louis Servranckx as president and CEO

Servranckx will take the role on Sept. 4

July 24, 2018  The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Aecon Group Inc. says it has appointed Jean-Louis Servranckx as the company’s president and chief executive officer.

The company says Servranckx will take the role on Sept. 4 to replace John Beck, who will return to his previous role as executive chair of the board.

Aecon says Servranckx has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including as CEO of Eiffage Infrastructures Branch.

Beck stepped into the role of interim CEO in late 2016, having served in the role in the past.

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Aecon has a long history of participation in Canadian construction and engineering projects such as the CN Tower, Vancouver’s SkyTrain, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Halifax shipyard.

The federal government blocked a proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned company for reasons of national security.


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