Corporate Leadership

Meet the Team

Sam Gudewill
Chairman & Principal Shareholder

Sam has been Chairman and Principal Shareholder of NorLand since 1989 and is the President and Founder of Innovex Equities Corporation, an investment and acquisition holding company.  Sam was formerly the Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Versacold Corporation - the second largest independent cold storage logistics company in the world with 85 locations globally when it was sold in 2007 - and of Preisco Foods and Tier One Sales, industry leaders in Western Canada for wholesale grocery distribution and food brokerage, respectively, when they were sold in 2001.  Prior to 1985, Sam was one of the first employees of Intrawest Corporation, a leader in experiential destination resorts, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development until his departure to found Innovex.  Sam has been a member of YPO / WPO since 1993 and was Chairman of the Saint George’s School for Boys Foundation Board for five years through 2012.

Dave Reynolds
President & CEO

Dave has been with NorLand for over 30 years.  Dave started his career as an apprentice heavy duty mechanic and is now the President & CEO of NorLand.  His wealth of experience with every aspect of NorLand allows him to connect with employees at every level and maintain an all inclusive team atmosphere.  In addition to his valuable contributions to NorLand, Dave has served as a Member of the Board for The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Training Association for over 10 years and is also a Board Member at Construction Labour Relations BC after serving on council for 10 plus years.

Dale Bekar
Vice Chairman

Dale has been with NorLand since 1971 when he and his two brothers, Dennis and Brian, purchased Pacific Blasting Co Ltd.  Dale worked his way up from being a controlled blasting specialist to serve as President of NorLand for 28 years, becoming Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board after stepping down in 2016.  His invaluable experience working in the field and leading NorLand's diverse businesses allowed him to serve as Chairman of the Construction Labour Relations Association for 4 years.  Dale has also served on the Board of Directors of Skillplan (BC Construction Association Skills Improvement Council) and the Labourers Training Plan.

Tim Doucette, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President & CFO

Tim has served as NorLand's CFO since 2002 and as Executive Vice President since 2016.  Tim is responsible for company finances including acquisitions, corporate strategy, partner relations, treasury activities, tax planning and accounting.  He is involved in numerous construction industry organizations and is currently the past Chair of the BC Construction Association Group Benefits Plan.  Tim is also a past Director of the Road Builders and Heavy Construction Safety Network. Prior to joining NorLand, Tim served as CFO for the Jim Pattison Group's Out of Home Media Division, Canada's largest outdoor advertising company.

Michael Radcliffe, P. Eng.
Senior Vice President - Industrial

Michael has been involved with NorLand since 2013 and previously held the position of Senior Vice President of the Design Build Group.  In 2017, his role expanded to incorporate overseeing the wider industrial segment at NorLand.  Michael is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of industrial operations, including engineering, project management, construction, commissioning, performance assurance, business development, finance and strategic planning.  Prior to joining NorLand, Michael served as Operations Manager, Mining and Metals for AMEC Vancouver, the largest engineering and project management firm in British Columbia.

Paul Halliday
Senior Vice President - Infrastructure

Paul joined NorLand as Senior VP of Infrastructure in 2017, bringing with him over 25 years of construction, heavy civil and environmental industry experience, including a diverse background in operations, project management, business management and finance.  He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Queen’s University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and is a Certified Management Accountant.  Paul comes to NorLand most recently from Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC (part of the Washington Group of Companies) where he served as President, overseeing operations across Canada.

Scott Bradley, P. Eng.
Vice President - Major Projects

Scott has spent over 35 years involved in the engineering and construction of transportation and utility projects in Western Canada.  Scott’s experience and familiarity with British Columbia’s physical and logistical challenges ideally position him to lead NorLand's pursuit of major infrastructure opportunities.  He has overseen the expansion into partnering with large international and national contractors to grow NorLand's technical base to better serve existing and future clients.  Scott represents NorLand on Executive Committees of major construction joint venture partnerships, such as the South Fraser Perimeter Road in Surrey/Delta, BC and the Fairview Container Terminal Expansion in Prince Rupert, BC.

Brooks Patterson
Vice President - HSE & Loss Control

Brooks has been with NorLand for more than 17 years where he serves as VP of Health, Safety, Environmental & Loss Control.  He was appointed to the WorkSafeBC Board of Directors as the Health & Safety Representative in 2015 and is a former Chair and current board member of the BC Construction Safety Alliance Board of Directors. Brooks is also Secretary Treasurer of SkillPlan and is a trustee with the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan. He holds a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from BCIT and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He obtained the Chartered Director designation from The Directors College in May of 2017.

Asiah Kawa, CPA, CGA
Corporate Controller – Infrastructure

Asiah has over 10 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. She is responsible for NorLand’s consolidated financial reporting packages, year-end audit, tax compliance, cash management and internal controls, IT infrastructure, annual financial planning and the budgeting process.  She holds an Honours Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Business Operations from Laurentian University, is a CGA, CPA and works as a Professional Education Program educator with CPA Canada’s Western School of Business.  Prior to joining Norland, Asiah worked at the western Canadian office of Colas Group, a world leader in road construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, where she was involved in process improvement initiatives.

Brad Tangjerd, P. Eng.
Business Development Manager

Brad has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.  In spring 2013, he joined NorLand as Business Development Manager, building new business opportunities through key client conversions, marketing and promoting the organization's brands.  Having received his engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, Brad is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC).  Brad previously worked for SNC Lavalin on large Civil Infrastructure projects as an Engineering Manager specializing in Design-Build and Public Private Partnership projects both on the proposal phase and execution.