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Minister Finley Announces Re-appointment of President and CEO to Defence Construction Canada

GATINEAU, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- Public Works and Government Services Canada

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today the re-appointment of James Paul as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Defence Construction Canada (DCC), effective September 8, 2014.

Mr. Paul has been serving as DCC's President and CEO since September 2009. His career has spanned over 30 years and includes executive management roles in large Canadian technology firms. Prior to his appointment with DCC, he was president of an international technology company, and served as Chair of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation's Board of Directors. He is an Ontario lawyer and has earned a law degree from the University of Ottawa after obtaining a degree in commerce from Carleton University.

DCC is a Crown corporation that provides innovative and cost-effective construction contract management, infrastructure and environmental services for Canada's defence requirements. It has two primary clients: the Department of National Defence and the Communications Security Establishment Canada.

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--  Defence Construction Canada is a Crown corporation, accountable to the
    federal government through the Minister of Public Works and Government
    Services.

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"I am very pleased to announce the re-appointment of James Paul as President and CEO of Defence Construction Canada for a term of five years and that he has agreed to continue in this important role."

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"Mr. Paul's solid experience in managing major infrastructure projects in the civilian, government and defence sectors will serve him well in continuing his strong leadership role at DCC. In addition, he is able to utilize his extensive management and board experience to provide outstanding vision and guidance to DCC's Board of Directors."

Robert Presser, Chair of Defence Construction Canada's Board of Directors

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