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Jan 16, 2020


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TESC Contracting Names new President


GREATER SUDBURY, ONTARIO – Effective January 1st, 2020, Julie Zulich has assumed the role of President at TESC Contracting Company Ltd. (TESC). Julie will oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall company strategy and vision.

Partner and previous President, Don Bennett, will continue to support TESC as a Principal and an advisor. In this role, Bennett’s extensive construction knowledge lends benefit to the business and will ensure a smooth transition.

“I am honored to be named the President for TESC Contracting,” said Julie Zulich. “I am grateful for the encouragement of my partners, Dario Zulich and Don Bennett, who not only have confidence in my abilities, but who have been supportive of this exciting change. My father was one of the founders of TESC in 1976 and I am eager to play a key role in this legacy. My passion for the people in this industry and our business developed with my early involvement in 2000 and I am excited to lead this team into the next decade. It is a privilege to guide and develop the most talented people into industry leaders who deliver high-quality construction services to the best clients.”

A graduate from Laurentian University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce program, Julie Zulich has worked with TESC since 2000, holding various leadership positions within the company as it grew its operations. Julie is the first female President of TESC since inception, and she is committed to promoting diversity and equality in the workplace.

Julie is involved in various volunteer organizations. Early in 2019, she was selected as First Chair of the Women in Mechanical Construction (WIMC), a committee of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) that offers a forum for female professionals in the industry to connect, interact and share experiences. She is also the first female board member of the MCAC, and Board Member and Chair of the Sudbury Chapter of Hope’s Eating Disorders Support Services. “Julie is an excellent choice to steer and inspire management representatives to develop a high performing team and advance employee engagement as we enter this next chapter,” said Dario Zulich. “Julie is a proven leader with a strong business acumen, a unique perspective, and the ability to bring people together.” Dario Zulich remains a partner of TESC with Julie, where he is responsible for overseeing the Business Development function.

About TESC Contracting Company Ltd.

Established in 1976, TESC Contracting Company Ltd. has evolved into a multi-trade construction services provider specializing in industrial projects and plant/facility maintenance with offices in Sudbury, Ontario, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TESC primarily serves the mining, energy, and pulp and paper industrial markets offering civil, structural, electrical, piping, millwrighting, boilermaker, and engineered scaffolding services. TESC is also an authorized Robertson Builder for the design, supply, and construction of pre-engineered buildings. TESC brings value to its clients as a single-source option, allowing for more efficient project delivery.

Committed to safety and quality, TESC has its COR Certifications in both Ontario and Saskatchewan and is certified to ISO 9001-2015. The company ensures compliance to code, regulations, legal and client standards through the development of multi-disciplined construction work packages (in compliance with CWB, TSSA, ESA, CSA) and the inclusion of extensive Quality Management Plans and Inspection & Test Plans. Over the last 43 years, the TESC team has successfully completed projects with several significant organizations in various markets, such as Vale Canada Limited, Glencore, Tahoe Canada, The Mosaic Company, SaskPower and Laurentian University.