MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX: SNC) announces today the appointment of Alexander (Sandy) Taylor to the role of President, Power Group. Based in Montreal and reporting to the President and CEO, Mr. Taylor will be responsible for growing the Company's Power Group, which includes Nuclear, Hydro, Transportation & Distribution and Thermal divisions. This appointment will be effective March 1, 2014.
Mr. Taylor joins SNC-Lavalin after 29 years with ABB, where he held a number of senior roles, including Senior Group Vice-President of the Global Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals business unit, and President and CEO of ABB Canada. He brings with him vast experience in numerous engineering sectors, with an excellent track record in a range of power generation and transmission and distribution projects. Mr. Taylor also has significant experience in providing services to industrial and utility clients in Canada and around the world.
"Sandy's experience across the power sector and his proven leadership in corporate governance, business development and health and safety make him a great fit for our growth strategy," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "As the worldwide need for power continues to grow, Sandy and his team will provide our clients and their end users with the very best in sustainable energy solutions."
Mr. Taylor began his career at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in 1979, where he contributed to the successful start-up and operation of various CANDU sites. He joined ABB in 1985 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including his role in expanding the company's activities across Europe while he was stationed in London.
Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University, and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Wajax Corporation.
With this appointment, SNC-Lavalin completes the leadership transformation to materialize its growth strategy around three key pillars: Power, under the leadership of Sandy Taylor; Resources, Environment & Water (REW), under the leadership of Neil Bruce; and Infrastructure, under the leadership of Hisham Mahmoud. SNC-Lavalin's renewed executive team, industry leading ethics & compliance standards, new strategy and enhanced expertise will allow the Company to deliver more value than ever to its clients and their stakeholders.
About the Power Group
The origins of SNC-Lavalin's industry leading power expertise date back to its very first contracts more than a century ago. The Company played an early role in the development of Canada's nuclear and hydro industries, and has gone on to build some of the world's most ambitious and transformative power projects. The Company's track record includes 350,000 MW of installed capacity, 110,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines, and more than 1,600 substations in over 100 countries. Today, SNC-Lavalin is a global leader in the hydro, transmission and distribution and nuclear industries.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com