The LCA Board of Directors 2019-2020
Derek O’Connor has been involved in the construction industry since his move to Canada from New Zealand in 1990. Derek’s ability to see the big picture has served him well as President & General Manager of Westco Construction Ltd. and President of Westco Drilling & Piling Ltd. He is an active champion of local business and has been passionately advocating as an LCA board member since 2011.
Second Vice President
Hailing from a small farming community, Richard Thiessen has establish himself as prominent member of the commercial construction industry in southern Alberta. Richard is the owner of Silver Ridge Construction, a commercial General Contractor in Lethbridge. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the construction industry, Richard lends his vast knowledge to several executive boards, including the Lethbridge Construction Association of which he is a long-standing member.
first Vice president
Darren Guenther is a civil engineer with 17 years of experience in the preliminary, detailed design and construction phases of several water and wastewater infrastructure projects as well as commercial and industrial mechanical projects in southern Alberta. For the past seven years he has been a partner at DMT Mechanical Ltd., responsible for all commercial and industrial projects.
LCA Board Committees
Alberta Construction Association
Alberta construction Safety Association
WCB / Safety Committee
Local Government Action Committee
Dan Wood, Colin Ward, Rich Thiessen, Derek O'Connor,
Provincial Government Action Committee
Golf Tournament Committee
Matthew Gilmore, Joe Schwark
Standard Documents Committee