Team

We are stronger together.

Behind Westcor's community and people-first promise is a group of passionate engineers, directors, project managers, accountants, administrators, estimators, superintendents and carpenters working tirelessly to make it happen.

We are collaborative in every sense of the word — working together with each other and our clients to always find the best solution to a problem and keep our vision in sight. We are always looking to the future — searching for a way to do it better, give more back, and put people before profits.

Leadership Team

Bob Robinson - Westcor President & CEO

Bob Robinson, P.Eng., G.S.C.

President & CEO

As President & CEO of Westcor Construction, Bob’s dynamic blend of optimism and dedication to providing the best service to his clients has led Westcor to become a respected leader among Calgary’s General Contracting & Construction Management firms. He has proven himself to be a trailblazer in the construction industry with a vision to Build a Better World. With a people-first approach, Bob and his team are devoted to going above and beyond for their clients.

With 40 years of construction knowledge, Bob offers large-company experience with a personalized level of service. By challenging his team members to stay engaged and think proactively, he fosters an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration, and integrity that has become the Westcor Way. Bob has extensive experience on a vast array of projects throughout the ICI sector and comprehensive knowledge of the Southern Alberta market.

Bob’s relentless commitment to improving the lives of those around him is demonstrated through Westcor’s actions to help those in need, highlighted by Westcor's Building a Better Community Initiative, providing community support to those in need on a consistent basis.

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Andrew Morgan, G.S.C.

VP Construction

As VP Construction, Andrew combines his team building, problem solving, and decision-making abilities with his over 40 years of construction experience to manage and lead his team to continued success. He is responsible for all aspects of operations — from managing personnel to ensuring positive relationships with clients. Andrew is also an important part of Westcor’s continuous growth and eagerly assists with the ongoing strategic planning for the sustained development of the company and its employees.

Building on the foundation of Lean Principles, Andrew successfully mentors his team by limiting waste, creating efficient best practices that maximize effectiveness, and maintaining a positive attitude with a focus on finding new ways to benefit the end-user.

“A career with Westcor has no limits. We provide support and opportunity for growth within the company — and that enables our people to grow outside of their professional roles as well.”

Glen Clark - Westcor VP Business Development

Glen Clark, P.Eng., G.S.C.

Director of Client Experience

Glen has over 45 years of experience in the design and construction of commercial, industrial and retail projects to contribute to his role of Director of Client Experience. He fosters a strong network in the design and development community in Calgary, and has a reputation for consistently providing distinctive contributions to the success of his projects.

Glen is an accomplished Professional Engineer, having attained his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Calgary in 1976, and has applied his strong work ethic and expertise to dependably provide satisfaction for his clients. His steadfast dedication to ensuring his client’s needs are met is a motivating factor for each member of our team. Glen’s collaborative mindset and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients sets him apart from the crowd.

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Cathleen Peter-Swart, LLM, CPHR, CTMP, SHRM-SCP, CM-Lean

VP Corporate Services & People Champion

As Westcor’s VP Corporate Services & People Champion, Cathleen leads the Corporate Services department which houses Westcor’s critical essential support functions, namely finance, administration, human resources, marketing, communications and Lean integration. Cathleen is committed to ensuring alignment of the People Strategy to the organization’s strategic, corporate and departmental business plans, while leading Westcor’s Corporate Services department to success.

Cathleen is an award-winning, experienced senior executive with over 15 years in strategic Human Resources together with vast legal expertise as a legal practitioner. Cathleen is a Certified Talent Management Practitioner (CTMP), Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds several degrees, including a Post Graduate Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Law. Cathleen also carries the Certificate of Management Lean Construction (CM-Lean) designation and is a Change Management Practitioner (PROSCI Certified).

Cathleen is a proactive leader and personable coach who develops high performance teams by strategically building and motivating staff to become engaged, skilled, confident, productive, and goal-orientated professionals, further contributing to Westcor’s vision of Building a Better World.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

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Kyle Morgan, B.Comm., G.S.C.

VP Preconstruction

With 20 years of construction experience, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and a Gold Seal Accreditation, Kyle has proven himself to be an integral and well-respected member of the Westcor team. As VP Preconstruction, Kyle is focused on providing clients with the utmost level of service and personal attention while simultaneously working to integrate innovative and state-of-the-art technologies into Westcor’s evolving future.

His drive to stimulate Westcor’s technological development ensures we continue to be a leader in our field and maintain our competitive advantage, while focusing on the ability to drive value to the client and end-user. Kyle is past Chair of the Calgary General Contractors Association and current Chair of the CCA’s Young Construction Leaders Committee.

Kyle’s focus on innovation and continuous improvement is fueled by his uncompromising commitment to creating win-win scenarios — tying into our core values perfectly.

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Ryan Fernhout, G.S.C., CM-Lean

Operations Manager & Project Manager

Ryan has been with Westcor since 2012 and has over 14 years of experience in the commercial, residential, and industrial construction industries. He has a diverse background and has worked in general contracting, structural steel, and reinforcing steel. He is a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager who just recently passed the torch of Special Operations Manager to Paul Garvin to take on a few of our larger projects.

Ryan showcased his willingness to give back to the community when he traveled to New York to work on the 9/11 Memorial as a Field Project Manager. This example, and many others, prove that to Ryan (and Westcor), community is a state of mind and not just a geographical location.

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Paul Garvin

Special Operations Manager

Paul joined Westcor in 2017 after an extensive 28-year career working as a trade-partner. Inspired by an interest in architecture from a young age, Paul has dedicated his career to building things better and always improving customer satisfaction, making him a perfect fit for the Westcor Way. This dedication and commitment can be seen in every project and employee that he manages. Paul also sits on our Senior Management team, using his experience and unique business savvy to add value to our business strategy and continuous improvement initiatives.

Paul has accrued many words to live by in his long career, but believes his advice to anyone looking to achieve their potential can be summed up succinctly – “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs!”

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Chris Maddex

Construction Resources & Safety Manager

With over 20 years of experience in construction, including both field and office experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. His experience has included roles in both residential and commercial construction, starting as a carpenter and eventually moving his way into a Superintendent role. Chris now manages Westcor’s manpower, equipment, and, along with a third-party safety consulting agency – he also manages our Safety processes, documentation, incident reporting, investigations, and all Health & Safety activities.

Chris’ range of experience as Construction Resources & Safety Manager has helped him develop a unique skill set that adds value to all our projects. His role in developing our industry-leading safety program is strengthened by his relationships with our employees (Chris is a 16-year employee himself, as well as a member of our Senior Management Team) and his ability to combine his site experience and real-world knowledge with his education and training in Health & Safety best practices.

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Rob Pietrovito

General Superintendent & Senior Site Superintendent

Rob is a 30-year construction professional with a breadth of experience working with collaborative delivery methods, including Design Build and Construction Management. He is adept at maintaining a team atmosphere on site, utilizes Radical Candor to engage in transparent, value-focused communication, and is constantly seeking ways to be more effective and lead projects to success. He thrives when working closely with the design team, clients, and owners’ representatives, and his positive presence on projects he is involved in does not go unnoticed.

Rob also sits on Westcor’s Senior Management Team utilizing his experience and mentorship abilities to represent Westcor’s field staff in a senior position.

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Param Singh

Corporate Controller

Param is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of multifaceted experience spanning the realms of Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and Construction. His expertise encompasses Finance, Business, and IT, making him a versatile and invaluable asset.

As Westcor's Corporate Controller, Param is a valuable member of the company's Executive and Senior management team. Known for his analytical acumen and a wealth of knowledge, Param has left an indelible mark on Westcor by transforming their financial operations and bringing a fresh perspective to the table.

Param's leadership style is characterized by his dedication to mentorship. He guides his team with a keen eye for efficiency, implementing best practices that enhance productivity, and maintaining a consistently positive attitude. His unwavering focus on finding innovative solutions to benefit end-users exemplifies his dedication to continuous improvement.

Beyond his corporate role, Param is deeply committed to his community. He serves as the Chair of Taradale School, embodying Westcor's core values of Community and Collaboration in his dedication to giving back.

Param is not only a critical thinker but a visionary leader who has left an indelible mark on Westcor and the community he serves.

“ Their management team represents a great collective resource of construction experience and expertise that we time and again had to rely on to create cost saving initiatives and solve the many unexpected issues on site. ”

J. Linda Traquair, Director of Planning and System Development  |  Health Authority 5

“ I would certainly not hesitate to recommend Westcor Construction Ltd. to other continuing care facilities and building owners who value fairness, honesty, quality and conscientiousness in a general contractor. ”

Jeff Crockford, Project Manager, Planning and Development  |  Calgary Health Region

“ Since 2003, the Principals of Westcor Constructions Ltd. have refined their product brand and delivery methods, placing their company in the upper-echelon of Calgary’s construction marketplace. All status reports received by the bonding company have evidenced the ability of Westcor to satisfy their clients’ construction requirements in all regards. Without hesitation I would recommend this valued contractor and support them in their endeavors. ”

Bell Davidson Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“ We will remember how well the project was accomplished, how outstanding the workmanship is, how skilled and professional the Westcor staff was and how accommodating the workmen were to the needs of our residents. Each day the renovation activities were planned, organized and executed with the least disruption to the everyday life on the ward. ”

Bonnie Mende, RN, ORPG, BGS Manager, Continuing Care & Clinical Support  |  Banff Mineral Springs Hospital

“ If our clients are happy with the process and the outcome – we have achieved “project success” – based on the wonderful review below I extend my congratulations to you for your efforts and teamwork in achieving this ultimate goal! ”

Nicola Huppertz, C.E.T., Director, Projects Centre of Expertise & Provincial Programs  |  Capital Management – Alberta Health Services