Kinetic Appoints New President
Kinetic’s Board of Directors has appointed a new president for the company, Peter (Pete) White. Pete has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry and has spent the last 12 years as Kinetic’s Chief Estimator and vice-president. Pete takes over as president from Kinetic’s founder, Bill Gyles. Kinetic was founded in 1984 and is now one of Vancouver Island’s largest contractors.
“I’m very excited to be taking over as President. Bill has done an amazing job for 29 years leading Kinetic to where we are today,” said Pete White, Kinetic’s new President. “My job will be to continue this great work and to provide leadership as we move forward in this ever changing industry we work in.”
“Our industry is dynamic and changing quickly,” said Pete White. “We have been planning for this change for well over a year. It’s one way Kinetic is preparing and positioning ourselves for the future.”
“It’s been an honour to have served as Kinetic’s leader for so many years. Our employees made my job so easy,” said Bill Gyles, CEO and past president. “We have an exceptional team with a great management group. I am confident Kinetic will continue to grow and prosper under Pete’s leadership.”
Bill will continue to act as CEO.
About Pete White, Kinetic’s New President
Pete began working in the construction industry after graduating from the Building Technology program at BCIT. He spent his first 14 years as an Estimator with several general contractors and developers on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland. His next 6 years were spent as a Construction Manager, involved in large scale building programs for the Victoria Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games in Winnipeg, and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His last 15 years have been spent working alongside Bill Gyles and the Kinetic team.
Pete is highly active in the construction industry, working to promote best practices and fair, open and transparent process. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), and played a key role in the recent merger of the VICA and the Mid Island Construction Association. He presently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of VICA, the BC Construction Association Standards and Practices Committee, and the newly formed Deputy Ministers Industry Infrastructure Forum.