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Steve Smith named President of OHMPA


March 27, 2015
By OHMPA

March 27, 2015 – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association’s
(OHMPA’s) ceremonial presidential gavel changed hands from outgoing president
Bentley Ehgoetz, Director of Operations for Lavis Contracting Limited, to new
president Steve Smith, Vice President, Paving and Construction with The Miller
Group. The transition took place during OHMPA’s 2015 Annual General Meeting on
March 26 at the Westin Bristol Place hotel in Toronto.

March 27, 2015 – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association’s
(OHMPA’s) ceremonial presidential gavel changed hands from outgoing president
Bentley Ehgoetz, Director of Operations for Lavis Contracting Limited, to new
president Steve Smith, Vice President, Paving and Construction with The Miller
Group. The transition took place during OHMPA’s 2015 Annual General Meeting on
March 26 at the Westin Bristol Place hotel in Toronto.

 

“I’m honoured to be stepping in as the 38th president of
OHMPA, and look forward to continuing our work providing leadership and
advocacy for Ontario’s asphalt industry,” says Mr. Smith. “OHMPA, to me, is the
brightest best of the industry. Being a part of OHMPA is to be with peers,
people who share the same interest and passion for paving excellence. To me,
it’s always been about education. We’re the experts, and we’re striving to get
even better, that’s the exciting challenge.”

 

A native of Belleville, ON, Mr. Smith graduated from the
Civil Engineering program at McMaster University. He started his construction
career in earnest with Harnden & King Construction in 1989, but long before
that he was earning his keep with his father’s sewer and water-main company. He
is a lifer in the construction business; born into it, you might say.

 

Mr. Smith joined the OHMPA board in 2010, but he’s been
attending OHMPA events since early on in his career. “I remember walking into
events as a young guy thinking, wow, here are the leaders of the industry and
It was intimidating, but what an opportunity to learn,” says Smith.

 

Steve lives in Oshawa with his wife of 27 years, Kathy, a
researcher at UOIT, their daughter Lindsay, 24 and their son Michael, 22.


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