Our Team

Our Team

Bob Dautovich, President

Bob Dautovich is President of IST, a wholly owned Aecon subsidiary. He was appointed President in 2000 after serving as the company’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining IST, Mr. Dautovich worked for several years at 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 20 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. Mr. Dautovich is also an ambassador of Canada’s Technology Triangle. He has been with IST since its inception in 1992.

Jim McArthur, Vice President, Operations

Jim McArthur is currently Vice President-Operations of IST. His current executive responsibilities include Engineering, Production, Project Services, Procurement, Subcontracts, Supply Chain and Research and Development. Mr. McArthur has been an employee of IST since 1993.

Previous positions at IST have been 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 boiler industry, on an international basis, since 1991.

Mr. McArthur has a strong and varied background in many aspects related to the technical design and fabrication of heat recovery applications. Mr. McArthur is a Licensed Professional Engineer, has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University and is a member 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, Financial Statements, and Cash Flow Management of IST. He has more than 20 years of accounting experience gained through positions with various manufacturing companies and other related businesses.

Mr. Ritchie has a bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a Certified Management Accounting designation from The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario. He has been with Aecon and IST since 1994.

Caleb Lawrence, Director,
Global Sales & Marketing

Caleb Lawrence is Director, Global 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.