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BESTECH appoints Patrick Fantin to lead expansion

Marc Boudreau continues as company CEO

BESTECH, a Sudbury-based engineering firm announced Friday that Patrick Fantin, P.Eng. has been named as company president to support ­­expansion plans into new service areas and markets, effective November 1, 2019.

Fantin had been serving BESTECH as general manager of engineering services, since January 1, 2018. In this role, he provided leadership to a group of more than 80 engineers, supervisors, project managers, designers, and technicians at multiple locations and mine sites, said a company release.

In making the announcement, BESTECH CEO Marc Boudreau, P.Eng. said that Fantin’s demonstrated leadership as the manager of engineering services had paved the way for the company to start a new mining engineering service division.

Fantin was also instrumental in guiding BESTECH to build its business in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) through the successful acquisition of the Ajax-based Primary Power Group, announced in September. CEO Boudreau also praised Fantin’s success in leading diverse teams across BESTECH’s multidisciplinary engineering service divisions.

“Pat (Patrick) is an effective team leader in our engineering service business, which is a people business, at its core,” Boudreau said. “He brings broad industry experience, and he understands our culture and our vision, which is to continue to be the partner of choice for clients, community, and employees. “

Fantin joined BESTECH in October 2016 as principal engineer after working as an independent consultant. He also served as vice president, technical services at Rail-Veyor Global Technologies, following a long tenure in management and engineering with Glencore (formerly Xstrata Nickel, and Falconbridge).