UPDATED ON: Thursday, January 17, 2008
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.:
Charles J. Rate,
From The Globe and Mail
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce the appointments of Charles J. Rate to the position of Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., and to the Office of the President.
Mr. Rate is President of SNC-Lavalin ProFac, Canada’s largest private operations and maintenance services’ company, which also provides logistics and in-service support to Canada’s Armed Forces. Based in Toronto, he has played a lead role in SNC-Lavalin ProFac’s Canadian growth and global expansion.
He joined SNC-Lavalin in 1978, and has been involved in a wide range of projects across Canada, Europe and Asia in the communications, shipbuilding, power, water resources and building sectors, including a key role in the design and construction of Canada’s Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel program. He obtained an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK in 1973, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is a global leader in engineering and construction, and a key player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in operations and maintenance services.www.snclavalin.com