John McLaughlin

A boilermaker by trade, John has served as CEO since 1994. He has more than 30 years of industrial maintenance and construction experience. John is responsible for overall management and for ensuring we remain nimble and customer focused.

Herb Gill, CPA, CGA

Herb joined CIMS in 2007 as Controller and was appointed President in 2017 following a stint as COO. He spent more than 25 years in the pulp and paper sector and has a strong background in finance and operations. Herb is responsible for plotting and guiding our business growth.

Patrick McGinley, P.Eng., MBA

Patrick joined CIMS in January 2015. Patrick’s background includes more than 30 years in construction and project management experience working for both owner and contractor. Patrick was working at the Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill in Kamloops when CIMS performed their first job 25 years ago, and has worked alongside CIMS ever since. Patrick manages day-to-day operations across all divisions.

Mike McKay, CPA, CGA; CPA (Delaware); BBA (Hons)

Mike joined CIMS in September 2015 as Director of Finance and started his role as CFO in the fall of 2017. Mike has more than 25 years of financial management experience from large public organizations to start ups. In addition to the construction management industry, Mike has also worked in the manufacturing, logistics and technology industries. Mike oversees operational financial matters including project controls, rates management, project reporting, corporate budgets and forecasts.

Eric Akelaitis
VP Business Development

Eric joined CIMS in 2013 with the acquisition of Kamtech Services and took on the role of VP Operations BC. In 2016, Eric took on the role of VP Business Development. He has more than 20 years of experience in general management, construction, maintenance, project and labour relations management serving the pulp and paper, oil and gas, power generation and mining industries. Eric is responsible for Business Development for CIMS across the organization.

Jamin Davies, MBA
VP Operations BC

Jamin joined CIMS in April 2015. Jamin’s career with boilers, maintenance and construction started when he was a Marine Engineer in the Navy. Jamin has more than 20 years of construction and project management experience serving the pulp and paper, oil and gas and power generation industries. Jamin is responsible for ensuring we deliver on safety, quality and performance commitments to customers in British Columbia.

Imre Bogovics
VP Operations Alberta / Saskatchewan

Imre joined CIMS in February 2013 as General Manager for Alberta and was appointed VP Operations Alberta and Saskatchewan in October 2016. He has more than 30 years of industrial and maintenance experience both in Pulp and Paper and Petrochemical and Refinery sectors. Imre is responsible for all business operations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Adrian DiCocco
VP Operations Eastern Canada

Adrian joined Chemfab in May of 2015 and was formerly a Project Manager and business partner in Chemfab Industries. Adrian graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and has been serving the Sarnia Chemical/Petrochemical Industry for 30 years on both the contractor and client side. He is currently responsible for operations in the Eastern Canada, ensuring delivery of growth in the division while maintaining the operating values of Safety, Quality, Customer Value, Performance and Integrity. 


Kelly Rayne, CHSEP
Director – Knowledge Sustainability & Innovation

Kelly joined CIMS in April of 2002 as a Safety Lead in the field and was appointed Director of Health and Safety in 2015, and in October 2019, he was promoted to Director of Knowledge Sustainability and Innovation. Kelly has 35 years in industrial construction experience across numerous industries including oil and gas, pipelines, pulp and paper, mining hydro dams, communication towers, and structural steel.

Shelly Bidlock, CSP, CRSP
Director – Health & Safety

Shelly joined CIMS in August of 2014 as the Regional EHS Manager for our Alberta operations, in September 2017, she was promoted to EHS Manager for Western Canada, and in October 2019, she assumed the role as the Director of Health and Safety.  Shelly has a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and she also holds professional designations in Canada and the United States (CRSP and CSP). Shelly has over 12 years of experience in various construction & oil and gas settings and supports EHS for all operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Jeff Potratz
Director – Quality Assurance

Jeff has a background in non-destructive testing and has been a part of CIMS as an inspector since 2012. In 2015, Jeff assumed the role as the manager of Quality Control for the BC Region. In September of 2018, he assumed his current role and is responsible for overseeing and implementing the CIMS Quality Program throughout the company, maintaining CIMS licenses jurisdictionally, and certificates with ASME, CWB and National Board.

Sarin Raj, MBA, CPA, CGA

Sarin joined CIMS in 2007 as an Intermediate Accountant and was promoted to Controller in 2008. Sarin is responsible for all aspects of accounting functions and financial reporting. She also ensures that the best financial framework and practices are in place for our business.