CEO of Bird Construction to retire at end of year
September 3, 2014 by STAFF REPORT
The president and CEO of Bird Construction will retire on December 31, 2014 after more than three decades with the company.
Tim Talbott began his career with Bird 33 years ago in Edmonton as a project co-coordinator. He progressed to more responsible roles in the district before moving to Winnipeg as the district manager in 1992. In 2001, he relocated to the Toronto corporate office to assume executive operational roles, which led to him becoming president and CEO in 2010. Ian Boyd will succeed Talbott as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2015.
Boyd joined Rideau Construction in 1996 as a project coordinator after completing his civil engineering degree at the University of New Brunswick. Rideau promoted him to manager of the small projects division and later to Halifax district manager. Boyd was a partner in Rideau and participated in the transaction when Bird acquired the company in February 2008.
Next, Boyd was the project director for the Bird Graham Schools joint venture, a large public private partnership project in Alberta. Following the project, he returned to New Brunswick as vice-president of Bird’s Atlantic operations. After being involved in the company’s acquisition and integration of H.J. O’Connell, Bird promoted Boyd to executive vice-president and COO in 2013.
“The company appreciates Mr. Talbott’s dedication and service to Bird throughout his career, and in particular, his leadership over the last five years. We wish him and his family all the best in the future,” said Paul Charette, chairman of Bird Construction’s board of directors.
“The board looks forward to working with Mr. Boyd in his new role. We are confident in his well rounded abilities to lead Bird and our employees as the company continues to be a significant provider of innovative services to the Canadian construction industry,” he added.