By Lethbridge Herald on April 9, 2015.
Thereâ€™s a new voice at the helm of Economic Development Lethbridge.
EDLâ€ˆboard of directors announced Thursday Trevor Lewington has been appointed chief executive officer, and will assume the role effective May 11.
Lewington holds a bachelor of commerce with a major in human resource management, completed a change leadership certificate with Cornell University and is a certified human resources professional through the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. He is also a certified logistics professional through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.
Currently, he is the manufacturing director of Western Canada supply chain for PepsiCo Foods Canada (Frito-Lay plants). According to EDL, Lewington has held progressively more senior management positions since 2005, and is now responsible for three manufacturing plants in southern Alberta.
â€œOn behalf of the EDL board of directors, I am delighted to welcome Trevor Lewington to the role of CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge,â€ said board chair Kurt Schlachter. â€œWith experience in industry, as a small business owner and in the public sector, Mr. Lewington brings a robust perspective which will enhance initiatives that drive continued economic growth in southern Alberta.â€
Schlachter added the new CEO also demonstrates a very accurate and knowledgeable understanding of the economic strengths and challenges facing Lethbridge and the region, and brings an experience in the agri-food and manufacturing sectors.
â€œIâ€™m excited to join the award-winning EDL team â€” they have a strong legacy of proven results and innovative thinking,â€ said Lewington. â€œItâ€™s also a unique and powerful advantage to have a volunteer board of directors who are so passionate and knowledgeable about their community as well as the mission of the organization.â€
Lewington added, as a result of Lethbridgeâ€™s level of diversification, the city has managed to avoid the traditional boom-and-bust cycles associated with oil and gas in the province. He said moving forward, the city needs to stay focused on continued diversification by balancing the cutting-edge opportunities and continued success clients at tecconnect represent.
â€œAt the same time, we will continue to build on our core industries and anchors like the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College.â€