Interested in serving on the HHCA Board of Directors? Contact Sue. Our slate of directors is approved at our Annual General Meeting in February of each year.


President – Ryan Kneisz, Hamilton Specialized Welding

1st Vice-President – Jeff Belbeck, Cahill Electric

Treasurer – Brianne Barton, Brownlow Partners, Chartered Professional Accountants

Past President – Kim McCarthy, XGC Consulting

Committee Chairs

Education – Terri Mines, Historia Building Restoration Inc.

Industry Practices – Ryan Kneisz, Hamilton Specialized Welding

Labour Relations – Jim DiNovo, BML Multi Trades Group Ltd

Membership & Services – Paul Christie, Lawrie Insurance Group

Young Leaders Group Co-Chair – Neil Isenegger, Menard Canada

Young Leaders Group Co-Chair – Aaron Gorka, AIRON/BGIS

Directors without Portfolio

Manufacture, Supply & Service Representative – Chris DeValkenaere, Arlington Crane

Manufacture, Supply & Service Representative – Clark Thomas, Marsh Canada

General Contractor Representative – Brad Gordon, Stuart Olson

Trade Contractor Representative – Brian Pescetti, Triple Crown Enterprises

Trade Contractor Representative – Grace Barrow, Premier Corrosion Protection Services

Trade Contractor Representative – Jason Herd, Fairway Electrical

Trade Contractor Representative – Alyssa Wiele, Skeates Contracting Inc.

Trade Contractor Representative – Chris Paszkat, Inscan Contractors

Trade Contractor Representative – Joseph Raposo, Flynn Companies


Merit Open Shop Contractors – Aaron Besseling, Besseling Mechanical Inc.

Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects – Paula Hamilton, Toms + McNally Design

Electrical Contractors Association of Hamilton – Dan Lancia, Holaco Installations

Brantford Hamilton Niagara Sheet Metal Contractors Association – Blair Hubber, Lancaster Group

West-End Home Builders Association – Robert Molinaro, Molinaro Group

Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Niagara – Jim DiNovo, BML Multi Trades Group Ltd.

Hamilton Halton General Contractors Association – David Folk, PCL Canada

Hamilton & District Electrical Contractors Association – Al Merlo, Merlo Electric Inc.