Nov 21, 2019

Blaine Adams – Director, Facilities Management for the Vancouver Convention Centre

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search was pleased to facilitate the appointment of Blaine Adams as the new Director of Facilities Management for the Vancouver Convention Centre following an extensive recruitment across North America for one of the world’s premier meeting venues.

Blaine joins the Vancouver Convention Centre with 19 years of experience in facilities management, bringing a comprehensive background in leading teams to elevate operational effectiveness and adhere to LEED standards for energy and environmental design. Most recently, Blaine held the role of Director of Facility Maintenance at Calgary Airport Authority where he focused on managing and operationalizing complex innovative projects for the airport which has gone through expanded infrastructure to meet growing demand. The Calgary Airport undertook an over $2 billion Airport Development Program.

“We are thrilled to have Blaine join our organization,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “With his pertinent skill set and deep knowledge of facility operations at this scale, Blaine will help ensure our venue continues to meet the highest measure of functionality and sustainable practice.”

As Blaine told PFM during the recruitment process “…as a strong believer in creating win-win relationships, I look forward to working with the immensely talented facilities team in place and together creating more opportunities to provide a first-class venue experience for our clients at the Vancouver Convention Centre”.

PFM Executive Search has worked closely with the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) over many years as the operator of the Vancouver Convention Centre and also the iconic BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.  The Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED® Platinum-certified convention centre. It features two connected buildings with a combined total of 466,500 square feet of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space. The facility is committed to environmental sustainability as well as unparalleled service, technology offerings and culinary excellence.

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