By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Bob Alger, ARTBA’s 2018 chairman, is the new president, Infrastructure Projects, at Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. He previously spent 40 years at The Lane Construction Corporation of Connecticut, nearly half of it as president and CEO, then board chairman the past year.

Alger will focus on several major Canadian transportation projects, and building SNC-Lavalin’s pipeline of new business in the U.S., the firm said in an Aug. 25 announcement. He will lead the development and deployment of new contracting models that limit the risk associated with managing and delivering major projects.

“Bob brings a unique and highly valued skillset to SNC-Lavalin,” said firm President and CEO Ian L. Edwards. “He is at once a highly skilled engineer with a deep understanding of the full lifecycle of projects, and what makes them successful, and an accomplished senior executive who has built a successful business and knows the U.S. market intimately.”

(Photo: Bob Alger, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in July 2019.)