Tervita Corporation Announces Executive Changes
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(April 29, 2015) – Tervita Corporation, a leading environmental solutions provider, announced the following changes to their executive structure today.
Chris Synek, former Chief Operating Officer has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer effective today. Mr. Synek replaces CEO John W. Gibson Jr. who has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. John has agreed to continue working on strategic matters critical to the company’s long-term success.
“Today we executed on our executive succession plan and I have great confidence in Chris’ abilities to lead the company through the downturn in the energy marketplace,” said Gibson. “As COO he led our operations in meeting safety goals and EBITDA targets, and has consistently driven cost out of our operations and increased the efficiencies across our lines of business. I look forward to working with him as I transition to a new role on our Board.”
Mr. Synek joined Tervita in January of 2014 from a major environmental services company of more than 30,000 employees where he operated as the Executive Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. He has more than 25 years of experience in senior operating and commercial roles.
“I look forward to contributing to the success of Tervita in my new role, and working with our executive team and all employees as we position the company for great success in the future, even as we manage through the current commodity cycle,” commented Synek. “John has been a great mentor and I am also looking forward to working with him as he transitions to an active role on our Board.”
Dave Werklund, Chair of Tervita Corporation’s Board of Directors said, “We are counting on John to continue his contributions to Tervita’s future through his ongoing engagement with First Nations in our core geographies as well as other business matters critical to our future success. We are excited to have Chris Synek assume the role of President and CEO.”
Tervita is a leading environmental solutions provider. Our integrated earth, water, waste and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact, maximizing returns.™ More than 2000 dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government and communities. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions and shapes our culture.
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