Stantec CEO Bob Gomes hands over to Gord Johnston

  • After around eight years on the job
  • Accolades, praise and thanks for Gomes

(exechange) — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 21, 2017 — Bob Gomes, chief executive of Stantec, hands over the reins. As announced by Stantec Inc. in a news release on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Robert J. (Bob) Gomes, chief executive officer, leaves the engineering services company after around eight years on the job, effective December 31, 2017.

Gomes’ duties are taken over by Gord Johnston, currently executive vice president of the Infrastructure business operating unit at Stantec Inc.

“A succession plan that the board of directors has been working on for the past three years”

The management change is explained as follows. Aram Keith, chair of Stantec’s board of directors, said: “Gord’s appointment and this transition are exciting milestones in a succession plan that the board of directors has been working on for the past three years.”

Precise information about the future plans of Gomes was not immediately available.


Stantec said: “[F]ollowing a successful eight-year tenure as the Company’s president and chief executive officer, Bob Gomes will retire at year’s end, effective December 31, 2017.”

Chaired by Aram H. Keith

Stantec Inc. is chaired by Aram H. Keith.

On the job as CEO since 2009

Robert J. Gomes has been the Chief Executive Officer of Stantec Inc. since September 15, 2009.

Bob Gomes joined Stantec in 1988 as an urban land project manager.

Gomes holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta.

Over his 28 years with Stantec, he has held many different roles that have become progressively more senior in scope and responsibility, including his current position as president and CEO.

His career with Stantec has spanned many of the Company’s business lines and involved both operational and practice positions.

To ensure a smooth transition, Gomes will work with the new CEO until retiring on December 31.

Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Dan Lefaivre; executive vice president and chief operating officer, Scott Murray; and executive vice president and chief business officer, Tino DiManno will continue in their roles.

Gomes will remain as a director on Stantec’s board.

Read the full story in the exechange report 26.2017 ($).