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FEATURE MEET THE 2016 OGCA BOARD! CHAIRMAN Jason Ball graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science and Business degree. He started in the construction industry at the age of sixteen, working as a student labourer during his summer breaks. After graduating from U of W, he started with Ball Brothers Limited full-time, working as an Estimator (1985 - 1989), then Coordinator/Project Manager (1989 - 1991) and Construction Manager (1991 - 1997). In 1997, Jason and Cameron Ball purchased Ball Construction Inc. from Ball Brothers Limited and in 2005, incorporated Ball Construction Ltd. with new partner Gary Hauck. Jason has been acting President of both firms (1997 - present). Jason has served on many construction industry Boards including the Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario (chairman 2005 - 2011), Grand Valley Construction Association, Union General Contractors Sector (President 2001 - Present), Canadian Construction Association (Chairman of the General Contractors Council 2013 - 2015), and more. In 2012, Jason was a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Metal. He has been a strong supporter of the community by volunteering for many fundraising initiatives supporting youth in the area. 1ST VICE CHAIRMAN Frank Perricone is the Founder, President and CEO of Percon Construction Inc., responsible for all operations in Ontario. Frank is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) and a Professional Engineer, licensed in the Province of Ontario. Frank was named to the OGCA Board of Directors in September 2008, and is currently on the executive committee. 2ND VICE CHAIRMAN Paul Raboud is Vice Chair of Bird Construction Inc. Paul joined Bird Construction in 1984 in the Toronto Office. He progressed through the Company in a variety of positions and was appointed District Manager of the Vancouver Office in 1990. In 2000, he returned to the Corporate Office in Toronto as Executive Vice President. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2006 and in September 2008, President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2010, Paul took up the position of Vice Chair. HONOURARY TREASURER John Dawson was born June 1951 in Manchester, England, and immigrated to Canada in July 1988. His Canadian career started out at V. K. Mason as a Project Coordinator, moving up to Site Engineer & Project Manager on 1 Financial Place (valued at $75m) and Commerce Court - 4 buildings, glass & steel structures tie-ins (valued at $33m). He started GEN-PRO in 1998 and continues to run it today. John has been a member of the OGCA for six years, a Board member for three years and is proud to have been elected as the Honourary Treasurer for 2015/2016. 22 View this issue online at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events, Upcoming Events & Member Milestones
Following Their Footsteps: A Profile of OGCA Chairman Jason Ball
Meet the 2016 OGCA Board!
COR – The Game Changing Revenue Driver
PCL Raises the Roof on BMO Field
78th Annual AGM & Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Investigative Solutions Network Inc. Provides Workplace Threat and Risk Assessment
New Technologies for Builders
How Lean Can Impact Construction
Five Things You Should Know about WSIB’s New Rate Framework
Index to Advertisers

The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016