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Bird Construction Inc (BDT.TO)

BDT.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Charette

2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Terrance McKibbon

57 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Wayne Gingrich

2016 Chief Financial Officer

J. Paul Bergman

2018 Executive Vice President - Commercial

Ian Boyd

2019 Executive Vice President - Major Projects

Gilles Royer

2014 Executive Vice President - Industrial

Charles Caza

2014 Senior Vice President - Risk Management , General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ronald Munkley

2017 Lead Independent Corporate Director

J. Richard Bird

1987 Independent Corporate Director

Karyn Brooks

2017 Independent Corporate Director

D. Greg Doyle

2003 Independent Corporate Director

Bonnie DuPont

2011 Independent Corporate Director

Luc Messier

2017 Independent Corporate Director

Paul Raboud

2017 Independent Corporate Director

Arni Thorsteinson

1991 Independent Corporate Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Charette

Mr. Paul A. Charette serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined Bird in 1976 as a Project Coordinator and progressed to President and Chief Operating Officer in 1988 and to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1991. Mr. Charette was also appointed as Chair of the Board in 2001. In September 2008, Mr. Charette retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Bird. He is a past Director of the Colleges and Institutes Canada and also the past Chair of the Canadian Construction Association (“CCA”). In 2004, Mr. Charette was named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in Real Estate/Construction by Ernst & Young LLP. In 2010, Mr. Charette was chosen as CCA’s Person of the Year. In July 2017, Mr. Charette was appointed to the Board of Governors of Niagara College Canada. Mr. Charette has a diploma in Civil Technology from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Terrance McKibbon

Mr. Terrance L. McKibbon serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Bird in June 2017, Mr. McKibbon spent 20 years at Aecon Group. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2014 to December 2016, as well as a Non-Independent Director in that time. From June 2013 until June 2014 he served as President and as Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 until June 2014. He served as the President of Aecon’s Civil and Utilities division from June 2005 until March 2011 and as an Executive Vice President of Aecon Group Inc. from 2005 until 2016. Mr. McKibbon has been involved with the management of construction-related companies for over 30 years including founding, acquiring and integrating companies and the overall management of companies that are active in all aspects of infrastructure construction. He has been an Independent Trustee of Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust since May 2015. Mr. McKibbon served as a Trustee of the Operating Engineers Local 793Training Fund from 2005 until 2014 and as a Health & Safety Fund Trustee at Labourers International Union of North America from 2004 to 2013. He served as the Chairman and Board Member at Aecon: Lafarge Caledon BOD from 2000 to 2011.

Wayne Gingrich

Mr. Wayne Richard Gingrich serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Gingrich assumed his current role on July 1, 2016 and brings with him over twenty years of experience in finance and accounting roles and thirteen years of service as a financial executive in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) sector. Prior to joining Bird, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for MMM Group Limited, acquired by WSP Global Inc. in late 2015. Prior to joining MMM Group, he worked for AECOM, Earth Tech and General Electric. Wayne obtained his honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a minor in economics. He is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and certified management accountant and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). In 2020, Mr. Gingrich completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained his ICD.D designation.

J. Paul Bergman

Mr. J. Paul Bergman Ph.D. serves as Executive Vice President - Commercial of the Company. Mr. Bergman is responsible for the performance of the organization’s commercial, institutional, and residential construction portfolio nationally, working directly with Bird’s clients and partners. With a broad range of experience working in institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors in the construction industry, Mr. Bergman has held numerous positions at Bird over 20 years, including estimator, project manager, senior project manager, and production manager in various locations across Canada. Mr. Bergman was the VP and District Manager in Winnipeg prior to relocating to the Toronto area where he assumed the role of Senior Vice President. He is now part of the executive leadership team in his role of Executive Vice President – Commercial Institutional. Mr. Bergman obtained a Diploma in Engineering Technology from Red River College in Winnipeg. He completed his co-operative education work terms with Bird Construction, and after graduation, joined Bird's Winnipeg district office full-time as a project coordinator. Paul is a Certified Engineering Technologist and a LEED Canada Accredited Professional, and has also completed the Ivey Executive Program at The Ivey Business School at Western University. He also serves on various boards and committees

Ian Boyd

Mr. Ian Jeffrey Boyd serves as Executive Vice President - Major Projects of the Company. Ian J. Boyd, President and CEO of Bird Construction Inc., graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the general contracting industry in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. Mr. Boyd joined Rideau Construction in 1996 and progressed through the company as a project coordinator, project manager, manager of diversified projects and in 2004, he was appointed as the Vice President and operations manager for the Nova Scotia office. Mr. Boyd became a Bird employee in 2008 when Bird acquired Rideau Construction and shortly thereafter, relocated to Alberta as Project Director. In 2010, Mr. Boyd returned to eastern Canada and was appointed as the Atlantic Vice President and in 2011, assumed the role of Senior Vice President where he was involved in the H.J. O’Connell acquisition. In 2013, Mr. Boyd was appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and most recently was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bird, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Boyd is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and a current member of the Canadian Construction Association board of directors and a past member of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia.

Gilles Royer

Mr. Gilles G. Royer serves as Executive Vice President - Industrial of the Company. Mr. Royer joined Bird as a project coordinator through the Company’s Civil Engineering Co-op Program in the Edmonton District in 1991. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, Mr. Royer accepted employment at Bird on a full-time basis as project coordinator. He assumed progressively more responsible roles within the Company on various industrial projects and in early-2008, was promoted to Assistant District Manager. In 2009, he was appointed to the position of Edmonton District Manager; in January 2011, he was appointed as Vice President and Edmonton District Manager; effective January 1, 2012, he was appointed Senior Vice President; and in January 2015, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Industrial.

Charles Caza

Mr. Charles J. Caza serves as Senior Vice President - Risk Management , General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Caza obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1986. Subsequently, he studied law at the University of Western Ontario where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1990. Mr. Caza was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1992 and has been certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2002. Prior to joining Bird in 2009 and prior to studying law, he was employed as an engineer, then in the role of Vice President, Operations in the construction industry with a Torontobased general contractor. He later developed his legal and management career with an international construction and engineering organization (before joining Bird Construction), where he was involved in a number of large international engineering and construction projects and was Commercial Director of a global operating division. In 2017, Mr. Caza completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained his ICD.D designation.

Ronald Munkley

Mr. Ronald D. Munkley serves as Lead Independent Corporate Director of the Company. He retired in 2009 as vice chair and Head of the Power and Utility Business of CIBC World Markets where he had acted as advisor on most Canadian utility and independent power transactions since joining CIBC World Markets in 1998. Mr. Munkley was named as a top Global Investment Banker by Brendan Wood International in 2008/9. Prior to 1998, Mr. Munkley was employed at Enbridge Consumers Gas for 27 years, culminating as Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. He led Consumers Gas through deregulation and restructuring in the 1990s. . In 2018, Mr. Munkley retired as a Director of Fortis Inc., where he was chair of the Governance Committee, and as Lead Director of Greystone Capital Management Inc.

J. Richard Bird

Mr. J. Richard Bird Ph.D. serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. J. Richard Bird retired from Enbridge Inc. in early 2015, having served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development, and various other roles, including: Executive Vice President Liquids Pipelines, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Development, and Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Bird has 29 years of experience as an officer of a number of public companies, and serves on the Board of Directors or Trustees of Enbridge Energy Partners L.P., Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Bird Construction Inc. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Investment Management Company, having previously served as Chair of its audit committee. Mr. Bird is also a member of the Investment Committee of the University of Calgary Board of Governors. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Business Administration and PhD from the University of Toronto and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Karyn Brooks

Ms. Karyn Anne Brooks serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. Karyn A. Brooks retired from BCE and Bell Canada in March 2014, having served as Senior Vice-President and Controller for 11 years. Ms. Brooks has almost 20 years of executive experience as an officer of several large Canadian public companies. She serves on the Board and Audit Committee of Information Services Corporation and The Calgary Zoological Society. She was elected a Fellow of CPA Ontario and named one of Canada's Top 100 Women, both in 2009. In a volunteer capacity, Ms. Brooks has contributed significantly to accounting standard setting and its oversight, both domestically and internationally.

D. Greg Doyle

Mr. D. Greg Doyle serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. D. Greg Doyle is a former partner of KPMG LLP. He joined KPMG LLP (formerly Peat Marwick) in 1974, was elected as a Partner in 1982 and Managing Partner of the Winnipeg office in 1985. In 1997, Mr. Doyle transferred to Warsaw, Poland and served as Senior Partner of KPMG Polska until he retired in 2003. During his time in Poland, Mr. Doyle also served as the member of the Board of KPMG Europe and the management committee of KPMG Central and Eastern Europe. He is also a Director of the Winnipeg Airports Authority and the chair of their audit committee. Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Bonnie DuPont

Ms. Bonnie Dianne Rose DuPont serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. Ms. DuPont is retired from Enbridge Inc. where she served for 12 years as the senior executive responsible for information technology, human resources, public and government affairs, corporate governance matters, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). She holds a Bachelors degree (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina and earned her Masters degree at the University of Calgary. She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2015 and is a 2006 graduate of the ICD Corporate Directors’ Education Program. She is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF). Ms. DuPont was named to the top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada list each year from 2001 to 2006, and in 2007, was inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame. In 2008, she was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Regina and in 2011 was presented with an Honorary Bachelor’s Degree in Technology by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Ms. DuPont also received an Honorary LLD from the University of Calgary in 2017. In 2019, Ms. DuPont was appointed to the Alberta Order of Excellence, the highest honour accorded an Alberta citizen. Ms. DuPont lectures in the Directors’ Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and is the past chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Calgary. She also serves on the board of NavCanada, is the chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and serves as well on the Governance Committee.

Luc Messier

Mr. Luc Jean-Francois Messier serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. Luc J. Messier is currently the president of Reus Technologies LLC, a company focusing on the development of new technologies. Between 2007 and 2015, Mr. Messier served as senior vice president for ConocoPhillips where he was responsible for global projects, global supply chain and the addition of global aviation in 2012. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Mr. Messier served as president and chief executive officer of Technip USA. Prior to joining Technip, Mr. Messier held engineering, project management and managing director roles at Bouygues Construction and at Pomerleau. Mr. Messier also served on the boards of Mercury and Da Camera in Texas until December 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and studied business administration at INSEAD

Paul Raboud

Mr. Paul R. Raboud serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta where he was awarded the gold medal in civil engineering. He earned a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Alberta. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Mr. Raboud joined Bird in 1984 in the Toronto office. He progressed through Bird as a field engineer, estimator, project manager and assistant district manager. In 1990, he was appointed manager of the Vancouver District, and in 2000, returned to the corporate office in Toronto as Executive Vice President. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2006 and appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2008. In June 2010, Mr. Raboud stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer into the role of Vice Chair of the Company. Mr. Raboud is the Past Chair of the Ontario General Contractors Association and is a director of Revera Inc. and Stephenson’s Holdings Inc.

Arni Thorsteinson

Mr. Arni Clayton Thorsteinson serves as Independent Corporate Director of the Company. Arni C. Thorsteinson has been the President of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, a diversified real estate development and management company, since 1990. He joined a predecessor company in 1976. He is also a Director or trustee of Lanesborough Real Estate Investment Trust, and Onex Corporation.

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