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Chairman of the Board, Serge Tousignant was the Chief Executive Officer of the DCM Group for 22 years. . Under his leadership, DCM expanded throughout Canada and in the Middle East and has grown to more than $200M in annual sales. In recent years, DCM acquired many companies to build a unique expertise and assemble a team of skilled workers providing complete construction services. Today, DCM is considered a leader in the Canadian industrial, commercial and institutional construction industry.

Mr. Tousignant is an experienced entrepreneur with extensive know-how in managing engineering and construction companies. Prior to succeeding to his father and assuming the leadership of Dawcolectric’s family owned business, Mr. Tousignant held several operational management positions at ABB, a worldwide leader in power and automation technologies. During his career, he was involved in pretty much all aspects of the construction industry: he re-structured companies, assumed business development, held sales and marketing roles, administered contracts, led and supervised multi-disciplinary teams, was involved in project and quality controls, etc. Mr. Tousignant developed an expertise in many different industry sectors: oil & gas, mining & metallurgy, chemicals, power generation, pulp and paper, utilities and infrastructure, aeronautics, manufacturing, and automation / robotics.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from École Polytechnique of Montreal.



Neil Macrae is a member of the board of directors for DAWCO with over 35 years of experience in industrial construction. His career started in the late 70’s working in the Quality Assurance department for Universal Pipelines Enterprises, a Montreal-based company with extensive major industrial experience in Eastern Canada. After spending six (6) years in the field and graduating to the position of Project Manager, Mr. Macrae moved on to a position with Opron Construction Inc. and was appointed General Manager of their mechanical affiliate, Groupco Inc. in 1987 with full operational and bottom line responsibilities.

By 1990, Mr. Macrae was appointed to the position of President and managing partner as part of an employee buy-out agreement. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Macrae led Groupco through a period of sustained growth and profitability. Industry sectors included oil & gas, mining & metallurgy, pulp and paper amongst others, with annual sales of $15M.

In 1999, Groupco was purchased by National Construction and the operations were merged together with Mr. Macrae appointed as Senior Vice-President. During his tenure at National the company became the leading Industrial Company in Quebec with over $100M in annual sales.

After fulfilling a three (3) year mandate at National, Mr. Macrae moved back into ownership forming Solimec Construction Inc. in partnership with Dawcolectric Inc. Under his guidance, Solimec developed at a rapid pace while establishing itself as a respected and profitable company.

With expansion into Western Canada in 2008, Dawcolectric and Solimec united with DCM Integrated solutions to form the DCM Group. The company has grown to over $200M in annual sales and is considered a leader in its field of expertise in the Canadian construction industry.

In 2018, Mr. Macrae was promoted President while maintaining his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. With more than 18 years of service coupled with his experience, moral character, and integrity,Mr. Macrae is well-respected and admired by his colleagues and peers, and is a charismatic leader who will lead the Group to continued success for years to come.



Mr. Lemay joined DAWCO in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Lemay is a seasoned engineer with more than 30 years of management experience, including more than 25 in the construction industry. A graduate engineer from the Royal Military College of Canada, Mr. Lemay also holds a graduate degree in project management from the Université de Sherbrooke. During his career, he has held several key positions in project management, operations management and business management. Since joining DAWCO, he has led the team to excellent results in terms of growth and profitability. Under his leadership, DAWCO restructured itself, reviewed its target markets to orient the organization in line with the strategic plan that the team adopted to face the new realities of the market. With this vision DAWCO will be in good hands for the future.



Stephane Tousignant has been involved with the company since 1991. Upon completion of his university degree in mechanical engineering, he started his career as a project manager on several electrical and instrumentation projects ranging from $50K to $2M in different industries including pulp and paper, hydroelectric, metallurgy and food processing.

Mr. Tousignant joined the engineering firm Hatch in 1996 where he gained experience in design and construction management. After three (3) years, he accepted a new challenge at Devonyx in project controls, pre-commissioning and commissioning on different major industrial jobs.

In 2001, he returned to DAWCO to carry out project management and controls tasks for various piping, mechanical and electrical projects in the hydroelectrical, petro-chemical, and oil & gas industries. During this period, Mr. Tousignant managed projects ranging from $100K to $50M. DAWCO promoted Stephane Tousignant in 2013 to the role of Vice-President of Project Controls where he oversees all the major industrial projects to ensure that adequate progress, quality and financial controls and reporting are enforced on each of the projects.

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