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Vice President

Fred Desjarlais

Fred has been part of our senior leadership and Management team since joining the firm in 1995 as General Supt. Part of the Executive Management Team, Fred is responsible for three operating companies including, Volker Stevin Highways Ltd, McNally Contractors Ltd. in Lethbridge, and Lakes District Maintenance Inc. based in Burns Lake, BC.

Manager, Bridges & Infrastructure

Lorenz Bohnert

Lorenz joined Volker Stevin in May of 2011. Lorenz brings over 30 years experience in bridge construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. He offers a very broad-based education background in both civil engineering and geology. He is a highly qualified, knowledgeable Bridge Manager, his role primarily involves developing and managing the Bridge Division.

Equipment & Facilities Manager

Charlie Innes

Charlie joined Volker Stevin in 2001. Responsibilities include working with the Management Team, Operations, other Volker Stevin companies, the Equipment Group in the specification & acquisition of equipment and ensuring the equipment is expertly maintained to meet the requirements of all. Also responsible for the management of facilities for all Volker Stevin Highways locations.

Operations Controller

Marcel Rijkens

Marcel crossed the pond from VolkerWessels in Amersfoort, Netherlands, to continue his career in Calgary with VS Canada in 2014. He is a certified accountant (Netherlands) and in his role is responsible for accounting, controls and management information of VS Contracting and VS Highways. At VolkerWessels Marcel was the group reporting manager and handled consolidated financial reporting to both internal and external stakeholders.

Business Development Manager

Jack Brown

Jack came to Volker Stevin in 2001. Jack is a highly qualified, knowledgeable & experienced Manager with a vast knowledge of highway maintenance & construction projects of various types. Jack has been the Operations Manager since 2006. Jack has recently taken on the role of Business Development Manager, looking for new opportunities that support the Highway Maintenance Group.