TESC Contracting Company Ltd. has named Julie Zulich as its new president.
Zulich, who is a partner in the construction firm, replaces former president Don Bennett, who will remain a partner and advisor.
In a Jan. 15 news release, Zulich said she was eager to continue the legacy left by her father, Tom Lachance, who was an original company founder.
“My passion for the people in this industry and our business developed with my early involvement in 2000, and I am excited to lead this team into the next decade,” said Zulich, the first female president in the company’s 44-year history.
“It is a privilege to guide and develop the most talented people into industry leaders who deliver high-quality construction services to the best clients.”
A graduate from Laurentian University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce program, Zulich has held various leadership positions within the company since she joined two decades ago.
She is also involved with various volunteer organizations, including Women in Mechanical Construction (WIMC), a committee of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) that offers a forum for female professionals in the industry to connect, interact and share experiences.
Zulich is also the first female board member of the MCAC, and a board member and chair of the Sudbury Chapter of Hope’s Eating Disorders Support Services.
Established in 1976, TESC is a multi-trade construction services provider specializing in industrial projects and plant/facility maintenance.
The company primarily serves the mining, energy, and pulp and paper industrial markets, offering civil, structural, electrical, piping, millwrighting, boilermaker, and engineered scaffolding services.
TESC has offices in Sudbury and Saskatoon, Sask.