The Mechanical Contractors of BC (MCABC) board of directors has named Kim Barbero as its new chief executive officer, effective April 15. She takes over from executive vice president Dana Taylor.
After 29 years at the helm of MCABC, Taylor is retiring as of June 30, 2019. Taylor was the longest serving EVP in MCABC’s history, as well as its affiliated entities.
“Dana contributed 29 years to this association and his achievements will not be forgotten,” said MCABC board president Dale Miller. “The board thanks Dana for his loyal service to MCABC which was marked by his passion for furthering issues such as the fight for prompt payment legislation for trade contractors.
“His deep understanding of the issues facing mechanical contractors in this province guided the association and made it into what it is today. Had it not been for Dana’s leadership, MCABC would not be the respected organization it is.”
Barbero comes to MCABC with a wealth and breadth of leadership experience in the corporate, consulting and not-for-profit sectors, including serving as the executive director of Boating BC (formerly BC Marine Trades Association) during a pivotal time in the association’s transformation.
For the past 10 years, Barbero has led local and global teams and facilitated numerous strategic stakeholder initiatives for corporate and association clients. She also led the global corporate communications and brand management function at Teekay Corporation.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Kim’s calibre and experience step up to lead our association,” said Wayne Davidson, MCABC secretary treasurer and head of the committee that hired her. “Kim is a strong communicator who understands association dynamics. With Kim’s leadership capabilities, MCABC will flourish into the future.”