Our Team

Our Team

Jim McArthur, President

Jim McArthur is currently President of IST and has been a member of the IST team since 1993. Mr. McArthur was appointed President after serving in various roles at IST including Vice President – Operations, Vice President-Technology, Engineering Manager, Proposals Supervisor and Project Engineer.

Prior to joining IST, Mr. McArthur worked for several years at Foster Wheeler Ltd., a major international power company. Mr. McArthur has worked in the manufacturing and HRSG industry on an international basis for over 25 years.

Mr. McArthur has a strong and varied background in many aspects related to the design, fabrication, sales and service of heat recovery applications. Mr. McArthur is a Licensed Professional Engineer, has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University.  Mr. McArthur currently contributes to the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Program Advisory Committee (MET-PAC) for Conestoga College and is a Past Chairman of the Industrial Application of Gas Turbines (IAGT)  Committee of the Canadian Gas Association/National Research Council.

Chris Ritchie, Vice President,
Finance and Administration

Chris Ritchie is currently Vice President, Finance and Administration of IST. Mr. Ritchie is responsible for all aspects of Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Global Supply Chain and Commercial Contracts of IST. He is also the General Manager of IST Boiler Components division located in Vancouver, BC (www.istbci.com). He has more than 25 years of mangement experience gained through positions with various manufacturing companies and other related businesses.

Mr. Ritchie is a Chartered Professional Accountant – CMA in Ontario and has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been with IST since 1994.

Caleb Lawrence, Vice President,
Sales & Marketing

Caleb Lawrence is Vice President, Sales & Marketing for IST. He is responsible for the overall performance of IST’s sales and marketing team and the development of new products and markets. His successful sales and management experience brings focus on results and customer service. His leadership journey progressed through various levels of responsibility including Director of Sales, Americas and Manager of IST Boiler Components division in Vancouver, BC.

His career background includes extensive sales, proposals, design and project management experience in the boiler industry, focused in the pulp and paper and power generation industries.

Mr. Lawrence is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia and has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Victoria. He has been with IST since 2001.


Bob Dautovich, Vice Chairman of IST

Bob Dautovich is Vice Chairman of IST. He was appointed Vice Chairman in September 2017 after serving as the company’s President for 17 years.

Prior to joining IST, Mr. Dautovich worked for Gotaverken Energy Systems Ltd., a Swedish based company that designed and manufactured boilers for the pulp and paper industry. While there, he held several positions in both engineering and management. Prior to that Mr. Dautovich worked for Babcock Wilcox Canada. Mr. Dautovich has worked in the manufacturing and boiler industry, on an international basis, for over 30 years.

Mr. Dautovich holds a Professional Engineering License and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He has been with IST since its inception in 1992.