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Tim Banks, President
Tim is also the principal shareholder of APM, as well as a director and principal in a number of other companies involved in commercial real estate, retailing and manufacturing. He is involved as an active partner in a variety of retail property development projects throughout Atlantic Canada.

Tim is a certified engineering technologist with 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction and property development. Tim’s strength has been in creating and developing a number of diverse, multi-faceted companies involved in construction and real estate development in Canada since first establishing APM in 1980.

He is well known in the Island community not only as a business leader, but also for his commitment to creating opportunities for future business growth.


  Brian Gillis, V.P. of Business Development
Brian is an Architect and was Principal partner in the Island-based architectural firm of Gillis and Guimond, where he provided professional design and planning services to a wide range of clients throughout Prince Edward Island for over 20 years.

Brian joined APM in 1995 and has been instrumental in strengthening the Design-Build Services of the company. Brian holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and is a member of the Architects Association of Prince Edward Island and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.


  Terry Palmer, V.P. of Finance
Terry is respons
ible for the financial administration of all operating companies within the APM Group. Terry’s day-to-day responsibilities include all aspects of reporting, banking relations, group financing, and financial assessments for new projects.

Terry has 22 years of experience acting as a Public Accountant in various offices in Atlantic Canada including the last nine as a partner in his own firm, Palmer & Shea Chartered Accountants. Terry joined APM in 1999 after being the external accountant for APM since 1991.


  Fred Henderson, Director of Corporate Development
Fred’s experience in development began while working for Architectural firms in the Toronto area. After a five-year period, Fred was offered and accepted a position as Project Manager and Director of Design with the Oshawa Group which operated Supermarkets, Department stores and Drug stores in the Canada marketplace. In 1976 he left the Oshawa Group and began a 27 year career with the Loblaw organization that would eventually lead to his appointment as Sr. Vice President of Store Development and Construction for Canada. It was during this time that Fred developed his leadership skills in Design, Store Planning and Construction for Loblaw’s operating banners in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.  In addition Fred spent 6 years overseeing the development and renovation program for Holt Renfrew stores across Canada. After retiring from Loblaws in 2004, Fred joined Perennial Inc. where he began development of an Execution and Implementation division under the name Perennial Solutions Inc. Recently Fred assumed responsibilities as an executive with APM working closely with the APM Construction team and assisting them in developing a greater capacity in Atlantic Canada and Ontario.


  Dennis Wadden, P. Eng., V.P. & General Manager of Operations (Ontario)
Dennis has worked on various projects with APM Construction since May 1994 and was recently appointed to his new position in Ontario to develop and grow the business in the Central Canada region. He is responsible for the coordination and administrative phases of all construction projects, such as planning, estimating, costing and accounting.

Dennis has had significant experience and manages the delivery of onsite, store installations and minor construction services. Dennis has been directly responsible for the execution of approximately 40 new design-build projects ranging form 10,000 to 90,000 square feet; 20 major expansion projects; and over 100 interior renovations in his career with APM.


  Duane Lamont, P .Eng., V.P. and General Manager of Operations (Atlantic)
Duane has been with APM Construction since June 1991. He is responsible for all projects, including on-site construction activities, project scheduling, field engineering, the coordination of all sub-trade disciplines and the supervision of company employees. Duane has supervised a wide range of projects including numerous innovative grocery stores and the expansion and renovation of various retail and commercial buildings, which are delivered through a successful design-build program.

Some of the projects Duane has been involved with include supervision and coordination of Superstore Developments in Charlottetown and Summerside expansion and renovation of the Mark’s Work Warehouse /Subway in Exhibition Plaza, Saint John, and on the relocation of the oil line and expansion of the Lancaster Mall. Other projects on Prince Edward Island include the Belvedere Plaza re-development in Charlottetown, the new Southport Home Centre in Stratford, the new Town Centre in Montague and the Greenwich Interpretive Centre in the new National Park.


  Kent Walker, Director of Construction (Atlantic)
Employed with APM Construction since 1998, Kent was recently appointed to his new position and works out of the APM office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Over the past five years Kent has successfully completed numerous projects on time and within budget.

Kent started with APM as a Superintendent and quickly advanced to the position of Senior Project Manager. Kent has typically managed multiple projects at one time, with varying degrees on complicity, schedule, and value ranging from $100,000 - $8,000,000.


  Ian Harper, P.Eng., Director of Engineering
Ian is a Civil Engineer and has worked on a variety of projects for APM since February 1994. Ian plays a key role in providing the delivery of design documentation for all projects, and works with a team of leading edge engineers and CAD technicians. Ian also oversees the production of site planning and civil design requirements, and provides leadership and direction to store planning , complete building design and estimating.


  Paul Daley, Corporate Controller
Paul has been employed with APM since March 1992. With over 30 years business experience, Paul is currently responsible for cash management and internal financial reporting; Additionally he oversees Human Resources, Safety, and our Benjamin Moore/House of Excellence retail operation in West Royalty.

Paul began his career with APM as controller. When APM purchased Southport Home Hardware in 1998, Paul assumed the challenge of management of the operation. He helped to set up and develop the new store which doubled in both size and sales, managing a staff of over 100 employees. When the Home Hardware operation was sold Paul was asked to return to his current position as part of our senior management team.


  Heather Joudrie, G.M. for APM Properties
Heather has been employed with APM since January 2000.  Heather has worked in various areas for APM  with the last five years spent as controller of Southport Home Hardware.  In December 2005, Heather transferred into APM Properties as controller and in May 2007 assumed the role of General Manager.

Heather is responsible for leasing, managing and marketing the various property holdings through out PE, NS and NB.  Property holdings range from raw development land, serviced residential subdivisions, serviced industrial land, apartment buildings, stand alone retail, restaurants, office buildings, call centres, banks, industrial buildings, warehousing, shopping centre and institutional buildings.


  David Higgins, Construction Safety Supervisor
is responsible for managing all aspects of operations of APM's Safety program. He
has worked with APM for the past fourteen years in many management roles within our various divisions.

Working from our Halifax office he has been responsible for sales, marketing and management of our sign manufacturing division, sales and leasing for APM Properties, marketing and customer liaison for our fixturing division and quality assurance for APM Construction. David has worked hard with our broad base of customers and helped maintain a high level of service and customer satisfaction.

In his new role as Construction Safety Supervisor , he will work with our employees, subcontractors and customers to build and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. At APM safety is built into the culture of our company.

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