OAPC elects John MacKay as 2021 chair


The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) — a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association — has elected John MacKay as its 2021 chair. 

MacKay, general manager of GTA Construction and Materials Engineering of Infrastructure at Aecon Group Inc., was elected to the role during the OAPC’s 5th annual general meeting, held during ORBA’s virtual Summit 

MacKay takes over the helm of the council from Ivan Levac, assistant manager – City and Commercial Division at R.W. Tomlinson Limited.

“I am very much looking forward to fulfilling my role as chair of OAPC as well as working with the newly appointed council directors in 2021,” MacKay said.

“It is an honour to be chosen to represent a group of people, directors and staff that really do exemplify a sense of community, drive and willingness to improve our industry. It is through the strength of exemplary work of the council, and the association we will build upon our success and will continue to face challenges that lie ahead, just as we worked together to overcome the unprecedented challenges of this past year.”

MacKay, based in Lindsay, Ontario, got his start in the construction industry at the age of 17, with KJ Beamish Construction. 

In 1996, he joined the Aecon Group where he has held numerous positions with increased responsibility in highway paving and heavy civil construction including quality control, materials engineering, contract management and estimating.

In 1998, Mackay became involved with Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association (OHMPA). In 2015, he joined the OHMPA (now OAPC) board of directors.  In addition to his involvement on the board of the OAPC, he is the chair of the OAPC’s Hot Mix Asphalt Technical Working Group and is on the Hot Mix Paving Committee.

“John has a great depth of knowledge and experience working in nearly every aspect of asphalt industry, which is unique,” Levac said.

“With his experience and passion for the industry, he is very well prepared to lead the council to face challenges that lie ahead and to continue the success of our endeavours in the pursuit of excellence in asphalt pavements.”