Former Port Alberni mayor Mike Ruttan stands among employees and owners from San Group Inc. prior to an announcement at an Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game on Oct. 13, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

San Group Inc. hires former Alberni mayor

Mike Ruttan named to vice-president position in lumber company

Former Port Alberni mayor Mike Ruttan has landed a new job—with San Group Inc.

San Group announced in a press release Friday afternoon that they have hired Ruttan as their vice-president of Government and Aboriginal Affairs.

Ruttan brings to the role, extensive local government experience, having served as Mayor of Port Alberni the past four years. He also has a strong record of team-building and a positive working relationship with community stakeholders and First Nations in the region.

“As San Group advances investments in Port Alberni, we want to build a meaningful and collaborative relationship with the community and First Nations,” said company president Kamal Sanghera. “To that end, Mr. Ruttan will play a key role in ensuring our work moving forward is productive and thoughtful.”

Ruttan says the opportunity to step into a role in which he can leverage his experience to help produce positive results for the community is important. “The chance to take on such a meaningful position is incredibly exciting,” he said in a statement.

“The opportunity to formulate partnerships and create employment opportunities for people in the community and with local First Nations will be paramount—and I look forward to the work ahead and the local benefits that will result.”

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Cherry Creek firefighters mourn former deputy chief

Brian Brick is the second Alberni Valley firefighter to die of work-related cancer in January

Port Alberni to consider the future of McLean Mill

City council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 21

Intern gives Port Alberni’s museum artifacts an update

St. John’s man travelled more than 7,000 kms to assist with curatorial duties

BCHL: Bulldogs best Salmon Arm at home

Bulldogs face Powell River in Sunday matinee Jan. 20; puck drop is 2 p.m.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Incident happened Saturday in Nanaimo on Poplar Street

Most Read