Ted Pickell, Director
Ted is a self-made entrepreneur and is currently the CEO and owner of Arctic Construction Ltd. For over 50 years, Ted has grown Arctic from a small sole proprietorship to one of the largest private construction companies in Northern B.C. Arctic Construction has a well-known reputation and proven history of delivering high quality projects in some of the most logistically challenging regions in Northern British Columbia, the Yukon, and Nunavut. Arctic Construction was recently the General Contractor for Yukon Zinc and played an instrumental role in successfully developing the Wolverine Mine in the southeast district of the Yukon. In addition to leading Arctic’s Canadian operations, Ted’s entrepreneurial drive has also led to a wide range of projects in remote areas internationally and he has pioneered projects in Siberia, Vladivostok, Kazakhstan, and Libya. These include the construction and operation of a hotel, the transport and operation of construction equipment in the Russian Arctic, setup and management of construction operations for a large oilfield, and the construction of an island in the Caspian Sea.
Raymond Mah, P. Eng., Director
Raymond Mah is an independent consultant currently providing project development and management expertise to mining and development companies. Ray was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Yukon Zinc Corporation and in this role he was responsible for overseeing the development of the company and bringing its Wolverine Mine in the Yukon into production.
Ray has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and mine developments and has extensive experience taking projects from evaluations stage through design and construction into operation. Prior to joining Yukon Zinc in 2006, Ray was with Placer Dome Inc. for approximately 19 years working at their international and Canadian projects and operations.
Brad Pettit, PE, Director
Mr. Pettit has over 30 years of experience working in heavy industry and is currently the Director of Port Operations for Stewart World Port. He has an extensive operations and technical background and in his most recent previous role had responsibility for an interprovincial natural gas liquids pipeline with related storage, truck loading and rail loading facilities. Brad has previously served in various operations and maintenance leadership roles with progressively more responsibility. He has served as the Chief Power Engineer for two BC waste heat recovery power plants. Brad also has a technical background with certification in Industrial Instrumentation from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is a certified Power Engineer.
Breanne Boettcher, Director
Breanne Boettcher is responsible for Stewart World Port’s customer relations, identifying and pursuing market opportunities, and delivering value to stakeholders. Additionally, Breanne is a director on the Board. She has been working for the port since its inception and prior to that worked as a Junior Accountant for Arctic Const. Ltd. Breanne has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.