Sudbury engineering firm BESTECH recently announced the appointment of a new president following plans to establish a new mining engineering service division within the company.
BESTECH CEO Marc Boudreau announced that Patrick Fantin will lead the company through the expansion, effective Nov. 1.
Fantin first joined BESTECH in October 2016 as principal engineer after working for some time as a consultant. In January, 2018, he was appointed to general manager of engineering services where he led a group of more than 80 professionals at multiple locations and mine sites.
He also played a key role in the acquisition of Ajax-based Primary Power Group, which was announced in September.
“Pat (Patrick) is an effective team leader in our engineering service business, which is a people business, at its core,” Boudreau said in a press release.
“He brings broad industry experience, and he understands our culture and our vision, which is to continue to be the partner of choice for clients, community, and employees. BESTECH has a sustainable growth plan to support that vision. We are confident that Pat will continue to develop relationships and make strategic decisions that support our vision, our clients, and our employees.”
Fantin said that he looks forward to leading the company into new service areas and markets while fostering a “next generation engineering firm.”
“Our culture and innovative spirit make this a place where emerging leaders benefit from experienced professionals, and vice versa," he said. "Ultimately, we’re in the people business. Maintaining strong relationships with clients and employees means our business thrives."
BESTECH will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020.