SOUTH PORTLAND: Tim Ouellette, Chief Financial Officer and a Principal Owner of CPM Constructors of Freeport, was elected President of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine at the group’s 64th Annual Meeting held recently.
Ouellette previously served a 3-year term as AGC Treasurer and one year as Senior Vice President before stepping up to the top position. He replaces Charlie Cianchette of Cianbro Corp.
In addressing the nearly 300 members in attendance Ouellette said, “Construction is vital to the success and growth of this state. We all know our roads, bridges, public buildings and general infrastructure need improvement. You cannot export construction to another country. It must happen here. And we need a trained workforce to fill these jobs. Jobs with good pay and benefits, and many opportunities to grow and challenge yourself every day.”
Along those lines he encouraged members “to get involved in your local schools, offering to show students the benefits of a career in construction, the tools and equipment involved and the things they need to do to make a successful career. We must do these things to ensure the Maine construction workforce stays strong, well trained and capable of building Maine’s future.”
At the meeting AGC Maine recognized Tim Folster of Sargent Corporation and Randy Poulton of Nickerson & O’Day, Inc., for their service on the Board of Directors. Folster has been a member of the Board since 2011 and Poulton has been on the Board since 2009.
Jon Smith of Great Falls Construction was elected as the newest member of the Executive Committee becoming Vice President. New members of the Board of Directors include Gene Fadrigon III of Gorham Sand & Gravel, Eric G. Ritchie of Lane Construction, and Bill Birney of Cianbro. Birney was appointed by Ouellette as Chair of the Association’s Energy and Industrial Committee. David Nazaroff, a former AGC Maine President, returns to the Board as the newly appointed Chair of the Building Committee.
Chartered in 1951, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has over 180 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers. For more information visit www.agcmaine.org.