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Teri McKibbon
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Teri McKibbon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Teri joined Bird in June 2017, in the role of Chief Operating Officer as part of our executive leadership team. In July of 2019, Teri was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, where he is recognized for his strategic capabilities, dedication, and operational excellence. Prior to joining the company, Teri spent two decades holding senior management and executive positions with a national Canadian general contractor, including the role of President and CEO in the last two years of his tenure.

Teri is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and serves on various boards and committees in Calgary. He is also certified by the Canadian Construction Association as a Gold Seal Project Manager.

Wayne Gingrich
Wayne Gingrich
Wayne Gingrich
Chief Financial Officer

Wayne obtained his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a minor in economics. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and attained his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2000.

Wayne joined Bird Construction in 2016 and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. With almost 25 years of experience in finance and accounting functions, he has spent the last 15 years as a financial executive in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. Prior to joining Bird, he served as the CFO for a large national engineering consulting company. Previously, Wayne had worked in a variety of finance roles for a number of multinational engineering and professional services firms.

Wayne is an active volunteer in his position as a Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Abilities Centre in Whitby, which delivers sports, arts, research and education, and life skills opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Wayne is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is currently pursuing his ICD.D designation. He previously served as a Board Member for two firms operating in the AEC sector.

Brian Henry
Brian Henry
Brian Henry
Chief People Officer

Brian joined Bird in 2020 as Chief People Officer.

He previously held the position of Human Resources Director with accountability for KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell under Yum Brands Canada. Following brand separation at Yum, he became dedicated to KFC Canada as Chief People Officer. During his tenure at Yum, the business achieved unprecedented growth and was identified as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for six consecutive years.

He has over two decades of experience in Human Resources Management with leading organizations like SC Johnson, Dell Technologies, Bond Brand Loyalty Marketing, and Yum Brands. 

Brian holds a Business Administration Diploma from Mohawk College and obtained his Human Resources designation at the University of Toronto and Queens University.  He is a Master Practitioner for Heartstyles, which is a program designed to develop character and drive effective behaviour in leaders.

Charles Caza
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Charles Caza
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Charles obtained his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1986 (B.A. SC. Eng.) and, before studying law, was employed as a construction engineer with a Toronto-based general contractor. He then attended the University of Western Ontario where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1990 (LL.B.).

After his Call to the Bar in 1992, Charles developed his legal and management career before joining Bird, alternating between chief legal officer and management positions, first with a national general contractor then an international construction and engineering organization.

Having joined Bird in 2009, Charles leads the company’s Legal and Risk Management team through a collaborative approach with the company’s operating units and is a member of the ELT. His knowledge of the construction and engineering industries, coupled with a practical business sense, provides Bird with one of the best specialists in his field.

Charles is certified as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada (since 2002), is a past member of the executive of the Ontario Bar Association's construction section, and holds an ICD.D designation (Institute of Corporate Directors).

Paul Bergman
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Paul Bergman
Executive Vice President - Buildings

As Executive Vice President for Bird’s Buildings Division, Paul is responsible for the performance of the organization’s commercial, institutional, and residential construction portfolio nationally, working directly with Bird’s clients and partners.

With a broad range of experience working in institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors in the construction industry, Paul has held numerous positions at Bird over 20+ years, including estimator, project manager, senior project manager, and production manager in various locations across Canada. Paul was the VP and District Manager in Winnipeg prior to relocating to the Toronto area where he assumed the role of Senior Vice President. He is now part of the executive leadership team in his role of Executive Vice President - Buildings.

Paul obtained a Diploma in Engineering Technology from Red River College in Winnipeg. He completed his co-operative education work terms with Bird Construction, and after graduation, joined Bird's Winnipeg district office full-time as a project coordinator. Paul is a Certified Engineering Technologist and a LEED Canada Accredited Professional, and has also completed the Ivey Executive Program at The Ivey Business School at Western University. He also serves on various boards and committees.

Gilles Royer
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Gilles Royer
Executive Vice President - Industrial

Gilles joined Bird as a summer student through the University of Alberta's Civil Engineering Co-op program in 1991. After returning for each of his work terms, he joined Bird on a full-time basis upon his graduation in 1994.

Gilles progressed through the company as he undertook the positions of Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Assistant District Manager. In 2009, he was promoted to the role of Edmonton District Manager and subsequently in 2012, he was appointed Senior Vice President. In 2015, Gilles was promoted to Executive Vice President of Industrial.

Currently, Gilles provides leadership to Bird's industrial business in western Canada and leads the strategic growth of this important business unit. Gilles has been involved in some of the most significant projects undertaken by the company’s industrial operations and his knowledge of this sector continues to play a vital role in Bird’s industrial expansion.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. In addition, Gilles has served as a Director of the Fort McMurray Construction Association.

Paul Pastirik
Paul Pastirik
Senior Vice President - Strategic Development 

Paul joined Bird in 2017, with over 25 years of experience in senior roles leading Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Business Development, and other business function teams in large construction organizations. Paul has been instrumental in building relationships with Bird’s national clients as well as leading the Marketing, Communications and Proposal Development teams.

Paul is currently the Vice Chair of Mohawk College Board. He also held board positions at Ontario Energy Board, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Utility Contractors Association, and the Ontario Energy Association. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Human Resources from McMaster University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. Paul is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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