Leading the industry by example

Leadership and Governance

leading by example

Our Leaders

Our diverse group of leaders is the backbone of our company. They lead by example, continually promoting our values and beliefs, fostering ethical conduct, supporting diversity and ensuring the safety of our employees. Trotter & Morton Board of Directors mandate is to provide governance and oversight for the company to ensure ethical conduct, policies and procedures are followed, risk evaluation and strategic supervision and monitoring.

Their varied extensive backgrounds and education come together to create a truly unique support system for the entire company. The Board of Directors works closely with the Executive team to uphold the company’s vision and values with a dedication to quality and safety.

Executive Team

  • David Ryan - CEO

    David Ryan is the current CEO for the TMGOC, working closely with the executive team Dave provides executive oversight to all operating divisions. He has been with Trotter and Morton for over 25 years holding a number of positions gaining experience and perspective from each role.

    As CEO David’s objective has been to instill a collaborative approach throughout the organization to help guide the Trotter & Morton Group of Companies. Drawing from his deep history with the company he steers the TMGOC forward into a strong future with an emphasis on safety, accountability, technological advances, and strategic development of target markets & partnerships.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Calgary, as well as a Red Seal ticket from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a Journeyman Steam Fitter / Gas Fitter.

    David continues to provide guidance to the Facility Service Operations at all 9 locations to ensure full implementation and proper application of the LINC Service Model. He has also held a position on the Advisory Council for the ABM Franchising group since 2010.

  • Douwe van der Molen - Chief Operating Officer

    Douwe van der Molen started as the new Chief Operating Officer and acting VP Industrial in July 2020. He will oversee the entire Construction Group within Trotter & Morton.

    Douwe was born in the Netherlands and graduated from The University NHL Leeuwarden in 1990. From 1991 to 2001 he lived and worked in Saudi Arabia designing and building airbases and working on other infrastructure projects.

    He spent a short time in Trinidad & Tobago before moving to Alberta in 2002. He worked for 2 years in the Commercial Construction Industry before switching to the Oil & Gas Sector. In 2005,he joined Suncor Energy as a member of their Major Project Team – Construction discipline for 6 years.

    He has also worked at ATCO and Fluor (both in Alberta as well as in Europe).

  • Steve Salt - Chief Financial Officer

    As the Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for the financial operations of the Trotter and Morton Group of Companies. Steve has been with the company for 12 years beginning his journey as Controller. As a member of the Corporate Services team, he provides leadership for several of T & M’s key shared services including Human Resources, Information Technology and Administration. Prior to joining Trotter and Morton, Steve spent 5 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Calgary where he obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 2008.