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ORBA names Kevin Machej as its 2022 president


February 8, 2022
By Rock to Road staff

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ORBAKevin Machej will serve as president of ORBA for 2022.

During its 95th annual general meeting, the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) elected Kevin Machej as its president for 2022.

The AGM took place virtually on Jan. 28 , during the ORBA 2022 Summit. Machej takes the helm of ORBA’s board of directors from Rocky Coco, who served as ORBA’s president from January 28, 2021, through January 27, 2022. Machej is executive vice president of strategy, development and partnership ventures at CRH Canada.

“Since 1927, ORBA has been the voice of the road building industry and has grown to become a great organization with a solid foundation and world class members. As we look into the future, we have an exciting journey ahead of us,” Machej said. “I will work with our members and stakeholders to strengthen our relationships with all levels of government, federal, provincial and municipal as a partner and collaborator and in the business of keeping Ontario moving forward.”

Machej has been working in the building materials industry since he started more than 25 years ago at the St. Lawrence Cement Mississauga Plant, a sister company of Dufferin Construction. Over the years, he had the opportunity to grow and work with all of Dufferin’s businesses from concrete to aggregates, and now construction. He has held 14 different jobs, lived in three countries and worked in everything from IT, finance, strategy and finally construction.

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“I am very pleased to pass the president’s gavel on to Kevin,” Coco said. “Kevin brings a unique set of skills and a wealth of knowledge to the road building industry. His experience in finance, operations and strategy is a boon to the association.”

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is the voice of the transportation infrastructure sector in Ontario. its members build the majority of provincial and municipal roads, bridges, transit and transportation infrastructure across the province, and employ more than 56,000 workers at peak season.