C-K hires Thomas Kelly as new Infrastructure and Engineering GM
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has hired a new General Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Thomas Kelly, P. Eng. MBA (Professional Engineer, Master of Business Administration) will start his new role on Tuesday, June 26.
Kelly is a resident of Chatham-Kent with more than 17 years of experience in senior management, including service during the past 10 years as Vice President with Valeo Sylvania, a leading manufacturer of automotive lighting products. Kelly has diverse knowledge of global business requirements and has developed industry partnerships with both the Canadian and American governments. His strong commitment to customer satisfaction and teamwork helped to double annual sales. Kelly has extensive knowledge of budget planning and overall financial management.
“Thomas Kelly is a seasoned corporate professional,” said Chief Administrative Officer Don Shropshire. “He comes to the municipal administration with highly developed skills in dealing with multimillion dollar global projects. Because of his many years of management experience, his business successes and his roots in Chatham-Kent, we believe that Thomas Kelly is an excellent choice for General Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering Services.”
The General Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering Services provides leadership to Asset Management, Drainage, Engineering, Fleet, Public Works, Transportation, and Waste Management. Thomas Kelly succeeds Leo Denys, who is retiring as General Manager following a long career in public service.