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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.

General Manager

Marcel Rijkens

Marcel has been with Volker since 2011. He started at the VolkerWessels corporate office in The Netherlands as the group reporting manager and moved to Canada early 2014. He joined the management team in Canada as the Operations Controller with responsibility for both Volker Stevin Contracting and Volker Stevin Highways. Effective January 2018 Marcel is the General Manager for Volker Stevin Highways Ltd and in this role responsible for all aspects within the company.

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.

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.