LANGLEY, B.C. — Paul Landry, long-time president of the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA), will be stepping down from his position no later than June 30, 2011, the association has announced.
Landry has headed the BCTA since May, 1994. Under his watch, the BCTA doubled its motor carrier membership and it developed strategic alliances enabling it to speak on behalf of 800 motor carriers, the association says.
Murray Scadeng, chairman of the BCTA board of directors, announced the decision via a news release today.
“Paul’s contribution to the ongoing success of BCTA is well known to all of our members,” Scadeng said. “When Paul was recruited to become the BCTA president in 1994, he was asked to broaden BCTA’s carrier base, provide leadership on a broad range of policy issues, establish BCTA as a credible and respected advocate for the industry with government, the media and the public and to secure BCTA’s financial future. I am pleased to say that, in every way, he’s delivered.”
Scadeng said the long lead-time is designed to allow plenty of time to find a suitable replacement. Landry will remain on-hand to help bring the new hire up to speed.
“These are exciting and challenging times and BCTA has a lot on its plate over the coming months,” Landry said. “I will continue to work with the Board until a new CEO is appointed. The experience of charting BCTA’s route over the past 16 years and more has been exceptional, and I look forward to applying what I’ve learned to new opportunities that may arise.”
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