John McVey, P. Eng.
John is an accomplished engineering and construction business leader with a 30+ year track record of delivering challenging projects in the resource and energy sectors across Canada and Internationally. He brings a great mix of project execution and operational experience, technical breadth, and a passion
for safety and customer care. Prior to joining Procon, John served as Country Manager for Bechtel Canada Co. with responsibility for mining and metals projects in North America. His previous roles have included President of Bantrel Co. based in Calgary and Director of Operations for SNC-Lavalin’s Industrial Division in Toronto. John holds B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a member of PEO and APEGA.
Jim Dales, P. Eng.
Jim has been involved in the mining and civil contracting industries since 1970, including ownership and management of two large mining construction-contracting companies. Jim is a founder of Procon and remains a principal shareholder. Holding dual degrees in Civil and Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta, he guides the corporate governance of the company and oversees the overall strategic direction and operation of the company.
Christina Cheung, CPA, CGA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Christina is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in managing finance, corporate governance, strategic planning, taxation, business improvement and other commercial projects for top global Fortune 500 Companies in the mining and automotive sectors. Prior to joining
Procon, Christina served as a Finance Manager at Anglo American plc. and was instrumental in the shaping of the commercial teams and processes that support the mining operation and growth projects at Peace River Coal. Christina has led teams and projects in multiple regions such as Canada, U.S., and Asia Pacific and has extensive experience working in diverse and complex business environments. Christina holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. At Procon, Christina is responsible for overseeing corporate and financial management and administration, corporate governance, government and securities compliance, taxation, information management and strategic planning.
Colin Wilson, P. Eng.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Colin is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of mining industry experience. With extensive knowledge of mine management and operations, mine contracting and mine design, he has worked on projects in North and South America as well as Greenland. Colin is responsible for the
oversight of all field operations in the precious and base metal sectors as well as various hydro projects. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Colin spent the first 15 years of his career in engineering and operations for several well respected mining companies including Westmin Resources, HudBay, Cameco and Placer Dome before moving into the mine contracting field in 2001. He joined Procon in 2006 as an Area Manager overseeing numerous successful projects and was appointed to his current position in June 2012.
Guoqing Kang oversees the project development, mining investment and EPC contract opportunities for Procon in North America and other regions. Guoqing has been working at China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd. (CAMCE), which owns 60% of the shares of Procon, for over 20 years mainly engaging in international
trade, projects development and management in Africa, Latin America and North America. CAMCE’s core business is international EPC services, contracting, trading, and domestic and overseas project investment. With extensive experience in international project management, CAMCE has completed large turnkey projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean in the fields of transportation, municipal engineering, irrigation and water works, power development, construction materials, food processing, textiles, petrochemicals, agricultural and construction equipment and telecommunications.
Steven Clark, CPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Steven is a Certified Professional in Human Resources, with over 20 years of experience in HR and General Management. His experience includes training and development, labour relations, compensation and benefits, as well as organizational development. He has developed
and executed several ambitious change agendas in both public and private companies, ranging in size from 500 to 50,000. Examples of these companies include Coca-Cola, Waste Management and Quantum Murray LP. Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and is a long-tenured member of the HRMA in BC.
Warner Uhl, MBA, CRM, CSO, PMP
Vice President, Technical Services and Support
Warner responsible for managing and developing our key functional areas of Project Controls, Risk, Procurement, Contracts, Quality Control, and Estimating, and assists in the management and build-out of our revamped Business Development process. Warner brings over 30 years’ of mining and construction industry experience, including several executive level positions and international
postings. He was most recently Chief Project Officer with KGHM International. Warner’s contractor experience includes senior management and executive positions with SNC-Lavalin, AMEC/Fluor, PCL, Graham and Leighton. Warner is a Project Management Professional, Certified Risk Manager, Certified Safety Officer and holds an MBA degree. Warner is active in the construction industry as past President BC Construction Round Table, IR Committee Member Vancouver Construction Association, Board Member ICBA, Founding Member Progressive Construction Association, Board Member Rework Committee Alberta Owner’s Construction Association. He has also volunteered his time as Big Brother, Board Member BC Children’s Miracle Network, and Thompson Rivers University Foundation Board Member.