For Immediate Release: February 14, 2020
Ivan Levac Named Chair of the Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council
Mississauga, ON - The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council, a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association, elected Ivan Levac P.Eng, Ing., Assistant Manager, City and Commercial Division, R.W. Tomlinson, as Chair of the Council during ORBA’s 93rd annual general meeting on February 3rd , which took place during ORBA’s convention at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Mr. Levac takes over the helm of the Council board from Rick Logozzo, General Manager, Coco Paving Inc., who served as OAPC’s Chair from February 4, 2019, through February 3, 2020.
“The OAPC and ORBA have made great inroads in working together with municipal and provincial owner agencies and ministries to achieve or our common goals, which include having quality asphalt pavements that last,” said Mr. Levac. “With our Council board, the Association and our stakeholder partners we will build upon our successes to ensure we continue to uphold our mandate of excellence in asphalt pavements.”
Originally from Sturgeon Falls, Mr. Levac, is a resident of Ottawa. He is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Upon graduating from university, he obtained a co-op position with Lafarge Canada Inc. in quality control and was also involved in working with aggregates and concrete. While at Lafarge Canada Inc. he worked in the Gatineau office as a lab manager for two years and later as an estimator for five years before coming back to Ottawa as a construction manager. It was during this time that he became more involved with asphalt plants. In 2009 Coco Paving Inc. bought Lafarge Canada Inc. and Mr. Levac worked for Coco Paving Inc. from 2009 to 2013 as the assistant general manager for Ottawa and Gatineau. In 2013 he joined R.W. Tomlinson. In his current position as Assistant Manager, City and Commercial Division, he oversees municipal and commercial construction operations in the greater Ottawa area and is also responsible for R.W. Tomlinson's three stationary asphalt plant operations.
Mr. Levac first became active in the Council in 2016 when he joined the board of then the Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association. It was at that time he also became a member of the OAPC’s Plant and Paving Committee. In addition to his involvement with the OAPC he served on the board of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association (NCHCA), based Ottawa, starting in 2010, and was president of the NCHCA from 2014-2015.
“Ivan has a wide-range of experience in various sectors of the industry and has a significant depth of knowledge,” said Mr. Logozzo, “I am confident that with the experience and passion he brings, he will successfully lead the charge for the Council’s continued pursuit of excellence in asphalt pavements.”
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The Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the voice of the transportation infrastructure sector in Ontario. Our members build the majority of provincial and municipal roads, bridges, transit and transportation infrastructure across the province, and employ in excess of 30,000 workers at peak season. To learn more about ORBA, visit www.orba.org.