Tomlinson VP Tim Vizena takes helm as 2022 OCA chair

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Tim Vizena, vice-president of Tomlinson Infrastructure, has been elected as the 2022 Chair by the Ottawa Construction Association’s (OCA) board of directors.

“It’s my goal to guide the OCA toward our new reality of working and excelling as we transition away from the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in a statement after his election in late March. “There are many practices and lessons learned that we need to incorporate going forward.”

He says another focus will be OCA’s ambitious agenda to educate and attract new workers into the local construction industry. “Attracting new workers is what will enable our industry to grow and prosper,” he says.

Vizena joined the OCA board in 2014. He started his career with Tomlinson in 1981 as a summer student, where he worked as a labourer, then gradesman and eventually a foreman.

He joined the company full-time in 1984, performing such duties as dispatching equipment and trucks, job costing and payroll. By 1986, he had progressed into estimating and project management roles.

In 2006, Vizena became manager of commercial construction for Tomlinson’s Ottawa operations, where worked closely with former OCA Chair Bert Hendriks to manage Tomlinson’s construction operations and asphalt production. In 2009–2010, he served as president of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association, during which time he worked closely with his counterparts at OCA to pursue mutually beneficial goals.

“Ottawa is Tomlinson’s home base, but we also serve markets in Kingston, Cornwall, Belleville, and as far away as Mattawa,” Vizena said. “Our diverse construction crews build roads, structures, and sewer and water infrastructure. I am extremely proud to be involved with Tomlinson and to have contributed to their growth and success.”

Tim and his wife Erin have been married for 33 years and are parents of Jordan, Laura and Christopher. Away from the office, they enjoy cycling, golf, cross country, downhill skiing, and family weekends at the cottage.


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