After more than 30 years, Philip Hochstein is stepping down from his role as president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA BC).
"It has been my honour to have served the ICBA members and the construction industry. Special thanks to those members who served with me on boards and committees through the years. They helped make the organization better," Hochstein said in a message to ICBA members.
Gord Stewart, ICBA's senior vice president, will take over as president of the association. Stewart has been with the organization for 17 years holding a variety of positions. Lindsay Langill, the former dean of the School of Trades and Technology at Thompson Rivers University, has joined the association as vice-president. Langill has a journeyman's designation in four trades, a PhD in education and has worked as a construction contractor.
"These are exciting times for the BC construction industry. I am confident ICBA will continue to serve its members, their employees and the industry well for many years to come," Hochstein said.
Hochstein will continue at the ICBA as special counsel to Stewart.