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Changes to CSC Board of Directors

March 7, 2017  By Cornerstone Standards Council

March 7, 2017 – The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is proud to welcome the addition of Steve Cruickshank (Cruickshank Construction) and Edilson Chimilovski (CBM/St. Mary’s Aggregates) to CSC’s Board of Directors. These additions will expand the diversity and strength of CSC’s industry caucus by adding both the perspective of a smaller Canadian owned company and a privately owned global construction materials company.

In addition to Steve and Edilson’s appointments to the Board, current director John Matheson, who has served the board since 2015, will be stepping down from the board due to time constraints. Since joining the board, John has been a committed director offering strategic insight and guidance. John remains committed to the belief that a credible, world-class voluntary certification system will bring significant benefit to Ontario’s aggregate sector and will continue to offer his advice and support informally to CSC staff.

Background on CSC’s new directors

Steve Cruickshank: Beginning his career at Cruickshank Construction at the age of 14 Steve went on to become an equipment operator before obtaining a civil engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. 


In 2000, Steve took over as Cruickshank’s CEO, a role he still occupies and now uses to champion the Cruickshank brand and provide strategic direction and vision with a focus on driving corporate growth. Under Steve’s leadership, Cruickshank has acquired and expanded operations in Ontario, Alberta and the United States; was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and re-qualified in 2012, ranked as one of the Best Employers in Canada for 2013, one of the Top Fifty Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada from 2010-2012; been selected as one of Canada’s most environmentally-conscious companies by Maclean’s magazine for 2011-2012 (The Green 30); and grown to over 500 employees.

Edilson Chimilovski: With over 25 years experience in the cement and aggregates sector Edilson assumed the role as president and general manager of North American Aggregates in 2016. Edilson has extensive supply chain management experience with a Masters of Supply Chain & Logistics Management from Schulich School of Business and an MBA from Getulio Vargas University. Established principally in Ontario, Canada, CBM Aggregates is the building materials division of St. Marys Cement. With twelve sand and gravel operations and quarries, CBM Aggregates is a major aggregate producer in the Southern Ontario market.

About Cornerstone Standards Council 
Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is a not-for-profit organization that creates, administers and promotes widespread support for voluntary certification of responsibly sourced aggregate materials. Its current focus is to engage industry and community stakeholders in the on-the-ground application of its Responsible Aggregate Standard in order to learn about the Standard’s strengths and weaknesses and determine how it can be improved.

Board of Directors of the Cornerstone Standards Council
•Ryan Essex, Miller Group
•Bill Galloway, Aggregate Consultant
•Xavier Guesnu, Lafarge Canada
•Edilson Chimilovski, CBM Aggregates/St Marys Cement
•John Pontarollo, CRH Canada (CSC Co-Chair)
•Steve Cruickshank, Cruickshank Construction
•Peter Kendall, Schad Foundation
•Wendy Franks, Independent community member
•Tim Gray, Environmental Defence
•Dick Hibma, Independent community member
•Caroline Schultz, Ontario Nature
•Lorne Johnson, Schad Foundation (CSC Co-Chair)
•Paul General, Six Nations of the Grand River
•Thomas Mueller, Canada Green Building Council
•Rodney Wilts, Windmill Development Group

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