Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.
Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.

NEW OSSGA CEO BRINGS STRENGTH IN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX ISSUES

July 30, 2014

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Wigdor CEO of the Association.

Most recently the Vice-President, Government and Corporate Affairs with the Certified General Accountants (CGAs) of Ontario, Ted brings a depth and breadth of experience in government relations, association management and leadership, regulatory affairs and issues management.  Ted will start with OSSGA on August 11th and have the opportunity to meet many OSSGA members over his first few weeks on the job – through the current roster of tours and regional meetings.

In addition to his experience at CGA Ontario, an organization that serves 31,000 members and students, Ted was also President at SAMCI Toronto (S.A. Murray Consulting Inc.) – a small government relations firm with a big reputation. During his time at SAMCI, Ted spent seven years working with the Ontario division of the Cement Association of Canada to help them develop messaging that resonated in the political framework and advanced their agenda. This included the formation of a non-partisan Cement Caucus at Queen’s Park and a focus on industry issues.

“Ted has a strong background managing complex issues and is not afraid to look at things differently,” said Malcolm Croskery, Chair of the OSSGA Board of Directors. “We believe that skill set and those insights will be a significant asset to the industry as we face the challenges ahead.”

A quick study, Ted inherently understands stakeholder relations, how governments think and how to navigate the system to get things done.

Ted has served on numerous boards throughout his career – everything from well-recognized public affairs institutes to the parental advisory committee at his children’s school and the board of the community seniors activity centre.

Ted has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from McGill University, a Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Previous OSSGA CEO Moreen Miller left the Association in May to pursue new challenges as President of Fowler Construction. Under Moreen’s leadership, the Association earned a solid reputation as a proactive industry organization at the forefront of natural resource management in Ontario and an Association that lives the credo that we’re stronger together.

The OSSGA Board of Directors would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of OSSGA’s staff team for leading the Association in the interim period between CEOs.