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Stantec names growth leaders in the US and Canada

Newly created roles will focus on strategy, client engagement, and expanded services


Stantec, a global integrated design firm, recently promoted two senior leaders to newly created roles for its global Buildings practice. Zackery House and Dean Kaardal have been named regional growth leader for US Engineering and regional growth leader for Canada, respectively.

As the inaugural regional growth leaders, House and Kaardal will drive revenue through strategic initiatives, organic growth, client relationship development, and service/market expansion.

Regional growth leader for US Engineering
Zackery House recently joined Stantec through the acquisition of ESD, where he was CEO for the 300+ person national engineering practice. In his new role, House will focus on bringing together Stantec’s more than 800 Buildings engineers to support firm’s integrated design services while expanding client relationships, developing growth strategies, and implementing diversification efforts.

Regional growth leader for Canada
Dean Kaardal, P.Eng, is a 35-year Stantec veteran whose prior roles included acting as regional business leader for Western Canada and alternative project delivery sector lead for Buildings. With a focus on client partnerships, he will bring together teams from across geographies, disciplines, and markets to deepen client relationships, diversity Stantec’s position, and explore opportunities to grow organically.

“As our Buildings practice continues to advance, our leadership structure evolves to best support our people, our clients, and the evolving market,” said Leonard Castro, Stantec’s executive senior vice president for Buildings. “Zac and Dean have proven success records as business leaders and strategic thinkers, and we look forward to their growth strategies that focus on our client relationships, strategic initiatives, and that accelerate top-line growth.”

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

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Susan Bender
Stantec Media Relations
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Zackery House

Dean Kaardal

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