CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Gemini Corporation (GKX-TSXV) is pleased to announce that Mr. John McVey, P.Eng, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective December 5, 2016.
John McVey is the CEO of Procon Group of Companies. Mr. McVey's distinguished career in engineering, construction, procurement and project management spans over 35 years in the energy, mining and power industries in Canada as well as internationally. He has held executive and senior management positions in corporate and project operations, business development, and strategic planning. Having held senior roles with Bantrel, Bechtel, SNC Lavalin Group and Kilborn Engineering, he has developed a strong background in leadership and mentoring. Mr. McVey has also been very active in community activities including the United Way.
"I am pleased to welcome Mr. McVey to the Gemini Board," stated Kevin Beingessner, Chairman of the Board. "We are looking forward to the direction and guidance to be received from our experienced new Director."
The company also announces that Gordon M. Ritchie has resigned from the Board of Directors but will continue to serve as an advisor to the Board and the executive. Mr. Ritchie joined the Board as a director in 2012 and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee until 2016. Mr. Ritchie was formerly Vice Chairman of RBC Capital Markets and serves on the board of Coril Holdings, Winsport Canada and numerous philanthropic initiatives.
In conjunction with his appointment as a Director of Gemini, Mr. McVey has been granted 12,000 performance share units and 32,000 restricted share units with a vesting date of January 1, 2019. The unit plan is structured to settle the performance share units by the issuance of shares on the vesting date.