BC Trucking Association Announces Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2016-17

For immediate release: 
Jun 14, 2016

Langley, British Columbia— On June 11, 2016, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) elected a Board of Directors for 2016 – 2017 at BCTA’s Annual General Meeting and Management Conference in Kelowna, BC.

Members of the Board of Directors:

  • Phil Bandstra, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd., Smithers

  • Mike Bissell, Langley Freight Lines ('90) Ltd., Vernon

  • Ben Boon, Chevron Canada Limited, Vancouver

  • John Bourbonniere, Harbour Link Container Services Inc., Delta

  • Stacey Ceron, Canada West Coachlines Ltd., Kamloops

  • Jim Charles, Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd., Penticton

  • Kevin Clark, Valley West Transport Ltd., Port Coquitlam

  • Clinton Connell, Eagle West Crane & Rigging, Abbotsford

  • John Cormier, Clark Freightways, Kamloops

  • Rex D'Souza, Prudential Transportation Ltd., Surrey

  • Doug Elliot, Apex Specialized Rigging & Moving, Delta

  • Stephanie Gagnon, XTL Transport Inc., Surrey

  • Jerry Gallant, First Truck Centre Vancouver Inc., Surrey

  • Ed Genberg, Ocean Trailer, Delta

  • Ken Johnson, Ken Johnson Trucking Ltd., Langley

  • Kevin Johnson, Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc., Surrey

  • Rick McArthur, Macal Bulk Transport Ltd., Mission

  • Gary McLeod, Northern BC Truckers Association, Dawson Creek

  • Greg Munden, Munden Ventures Ltd., Kamloops

  • Darren Racine, Protrux Systems, Inc., Pitt Meadows

  • Ken Rosenau, Rosenau Transport Ltd., Edmonton, AB

  • Byron Sample, Valley Roadways Ltd., Kamloops

  • Trevor Sawkins, ColdStar Solutions Inc., Victoria

  • Murray Scadeng, Triton Transport Ltd., Chilliwack

  • Paul Schroeder, Bison Transport Inc., Rocky View, AB

  • Doug Sutherland, Sutco Transportation Specialists, West Kelowna

  • Stephen Szalkai, BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association/Rempel Bros. Concrete Ltd., Vancouver

  • Roy Taki, Arrow Transportation Systems Inc., Kamloops

  • Gary Vos, Tri-R Transport Ltd., Richmond

  • Dan Watson, Direct LP o/a Canada Cartage, Richmond

  • Jason Wheeler, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby

  • Jim White, Commercial Logistics Inc., Richmond

  • Jordan Wilson, Hawkeye Holdings Ltd., Kelowna

The new Board elected the following director to serve by special appointment:

  • Patrick Yearwood, Yearwood Dyson – Lawyers, Surrey

The Board also elected these directors to serve on BCTA’s Executive Committee:

  • Trevor Sawkins, Chairperson, ColdStar Solutions Inc.

  • Ken Johnson, 1st Vice Chairperson, Ken Johnson Trucking Ltd.

  • Phil Bandstra, 2nd Vice Chairperson, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd.

  • Dan Watson, Secretary/Treasurer, Direct LP o/a Canada Cartage

  • Kevin Johnson, Immediate Past Chairperson, Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc.

  • Ed Genberg, Associate Members' Representative, Ocean Trailer

  • Doug Elliot, Director-at-Large, Apex Specialized Rigging & Moving

Secretary/Treasurer Dan Watson and Director-at-Large Doug Elliot are new to the Committee this year.  All are serving the first year of a two-year term.

BCTA looks forward to working with these dedicated representatives of our association and BC’s road transportation industry.

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BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognised voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.

For more information, please contact: Louise Yako, President & CEO

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