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Ehgoetz named 2014 OHMPA president


April 3, 2014
By OHMPA

April 3, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix
Producers Association’s (OHMPA’s) ceremonial presidential gavel was recently
passed to Bentley Ehgoetz, Director of Operations for Lavis Contracting
Limited, by outgoing president Colin Burpee, General Manager of Construction
for Aecon Construction & Materials Ltd.

April 3, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix
Producers Association’s (OHMPA’s) ceremonial presidential gavel was recently
passed to Bentley Ehgoetz, Director of Operations for Lavis Contracting
Limited, by outgoing president Colin Burpee, General Manager of Construction
for Aecon Construction & Materials Ltd.

 

The transition took place during OHMPA’s 40th annual general
meeting on March 27 at the Westin Trillium resort in Collingwood, Ontario.

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“I am very honoured to be stepping in as president of OHMPA
as the association celebrates 40 years of being the leader and voice Ontario’s
asphalt industry,” said Mr. Ehgoetz. “Over the past few years, OHMPA has
stepped up its promotion of our industry and has hired staff that can spearhead
this progress. This year, our aim is to grow our advocacy efforts that will go
hand-in-hand with what we are doing to educate our members on how to continue
producing a superior product.”

 

A native of Perth County, Mr. Ehgoetz graduated from the Civil
Engineering Technology program at Fanshawe College. His career in the road
construction industry began in 1986 when he was hired as a construction foreman
with the County of Perth. However, according to Mr. Ehgoetz, his construction
career really began at childhood. “I was involved with my father’s business,
Anson Ehgoetz Excavating Limited, at the age of 16, when I was driving a dump
truck even before I had my car license. I guess I can say that the business has
always been in my blood.”

 

In the 1990s, Mr. Ehgoetz began attending OHMPA seminars and
events but it wasn’t until several years later that he became active within the
association. In 2009, shortly after he became director of operations for Lavis,
OHMPA was looking for a board member to represent a family-owned business and
his name was put forward by 1996 OHMPA president Gord Lavis.

 

“Getting involved with OHMPA and joining the board was the
best thing I could have done,” said Mr. Ehgoetz. “The learning experience has
been invaluable.”


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