March 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Gilbert Brulotte as chair of the 2016 Board of Directors.
“No matter how much new technology becomes available, if we do not have the right people in place to help optimize its use, the benefits will be lost or never fully realized,” said Brulotte, during his address to the association’s annual general meeting recently.
Ongoing education, training and setting aside time to mentor those individuals with leadership potential are some of the ways to ensure a thriving construction sector.
Brulotte is senior vice-president, civil division, EllisDon Corp. EllisDon is one of Canada’s leading employee-owned construction companies with operations across Canada and internationally, offering cradle-to-grave solutions to its clients.
Brulotte’s 44 years in the construction industry include working for the public sector, family-owned firms, multi-national public companies, and being a shareholder of a local firm.
The scope of Brulotte’s work has ranged from municipal infrastructure in underground utilities and surface work to aggregate and asphalt production, trenchless technologies and utility rehabilitation, as well as industrial construction in the oil and gas sector.
He has worked in every province from British Columbia to Quebec, in the Northwest Territories, and Central America. His passion is challenging the status quo and finding opportunities.
Brulotte joined the CCA board in 2005 and the executive in 2011. He served many years as a board member of the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association with two terms as chair. He has also volunteered on technical committees for the City of Edmonton and Urban Development Institute-Edmonton Region.
Brulotte takes over the position from Anibal Valente, vice-president of PCL Constructors Inc., a group of independent construction companies operating in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia.