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Stantec promotes Gord Johnston to CEO

Staff Writer | Edmonton, AB, Canada | June 22, 2017
Gord JohnstonJune 22, 2017, Edmonton, AB, Canada - Stantec, a professional services company, announced that Gord Johnston was selected to assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018.
Mr. Johnston is executive vice president of Stantec's Infrastructure business operating unit.

Mr. Johnston has more than 30 years of industry leadership experience, including more than 20 years with Stantec.

He has also played an active role in helping guide the Company's Strategic Plan over the past nine years.

During his Stantec career, he has progressed in various leadership roles after joining the firm's Edmonton-based Water practice in 1990.

He later served as the regional business leader for Stantec's Water group in Western Canada before assuming the role of business leader for Stantec's Water business line in 2010.

In 2015, Mr. Johnston was named to his most recent post as the executive vice president for the firm's Infrastructure business operating unit.

As a company leader, Mr. Johnston served on Stantec's Disclosure Committee, the Integrity Management Team, and the Executive Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Committee.

He has also been active in the firm's acquisition sourcing and integration efforts, particularly with MWH Global, Stantec's largest acquisition to date.

A recognized industry advocate, Mr. Johnston has served on the board of directors for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Canada, and as past president of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.

Mr. Johnston earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alberta before completing the Harvard Business School's Leading Professional Services Firms program.

Additionally, he is a credentialed Envision Sustainability Professional through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.