VP, Corporate Services
Throughout his career, Stephen Appleton has been a catalyst and driver of organizational strategies and corporate growth, efficiencies and productivity and has been a key player in the creation and development of three start-up businesses.
Stephen was President and CEO for Aval International. Stephen was also Vice President Operations of Seko Construction and the Permasteel Group of Companies, as well as founding and running his own international consulting firm for over 10 years. Stephen served as a Senior Colonel in the Canadian Army for 27 years, where he provided executive leadership of daily domestic and international operations, supporting infrastructure and fiscal oversight for $2 billion in assets and 33,000 personnel.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, an Executive Master of Business Administration (High Honours) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Strategic Studies (Honours) from the U.S. Army War College. He is also a member of APEGA and Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and sits as a Board Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities which represents 20,000 local volunteers. Stephen was recognized as a Compelling Calgarian by the Calgary Herald in 2014 and as Businessman of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2013.