Management Team

Michael A. Butt, P. Eng., Chairman and CEO and Director

He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Buttcon Limited a Company he started in 1979. Michael is also Executive Chairman of Buttcon Energy Inc. a Company he founded with partners in 2006. Michael Butt graduated in 1963 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto.

After graduation he joined Mitchell Construction Canada as a site Engineer. In 1966 he was transferred to Barbados to start their Caribbean Operation and was the Managing Director. In 1969 he was transferred to South Africa also as Managing Director to start their African operations and continued there until 1973 when he returned to Canada.

Michael has been a member of the Board of Directors of Aecon Group Inc. since 1994. He is presently the Chairman of their Audit Committee.

Michael is a former Director of both the Ontario General Contractors Association (“OGCA”) and the Canadian Construction Association (“CCA”) and served as Chairman of the OGCA in 1998 and as Chairman of the CCA in 1999.

Shortly after the transfer in 1996 of Pearson Airport from the Federal Government to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Michael was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and remained in that capacity until December 2004.

Michael was formerly a member of the Board of Governors for Trent University and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering honoured Michael with the distinction of Fellow in May 2006. In 2008 the Canadian Design Build Institute honoured Michael with the distinction of Fellow. In 2011 University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association honoured Michael with the Hall of Distinction award.

Peter S. DiGaetano, President and COO and Director

Peter has been in the construction industry for over thirty years, and joined Buttcon in 1981. He has been a shareholder since 1988, and in 1995 Peter joined the Board of Directors where he was appointed Vice President, Contracts. He has filled various management positions over his 30 years’ experience with Buttcon where he was responsible for awarding contracts, allocating project management resources and business development, all of which prepared him for his current position as Buttcon Limited’s President and COO.

Pina Massara, Vice President Finance

Bringing with her an extensive understanding of accounting functions, Pina joined Buttcon in 1982. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1999, and was promoted to Controller shortly after. Pina oversees all financial accounting and reporting activities, and ensures that all procedures adhere to industry practice. She develops and maintains the internal accounting systems including budgeting, forecasting and analysis.

Mark A Butt, Vice President Construction

Mark joined Buttcon in 1989 as a Site Superintendent. In 2010 he was given the position of Construction Manager. In 2011 Mark was appointed to Vice President, Construction. Mark brings a wealth of hands on construction experience as a past General Superintendent and senior staff member.
As our Vice President of Construction, Mark provides support to the Project Managers during both pre-construction and construction stages.

Mark Rowlands, Vice President Operations

Mark joined Buttcon in 2010 as Vice President Operations. With many years worked in the construction industry, Mark has extensive experience with many complex projects. Mark has experience with project delivery, aggressive scheduling, team building, coordination and direction, multi-stakeholder project, project governance, and communication. Mark is responsible for seamless coordination among sub-trades and clients, as well as the everyday construction and administration operations of a company.

Marc Ferguson, Vice President Preconstruction

Marc is a seasoned industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Joining Buttcon in 1988, Marc started his career with Buttcon as a site coordinator and has steadily taken on more responsibility as a Project Manager, shareholder and Sr. Project Manager in the firm. Marc is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager. Marc developed and continues to promote and stimulate programs for partnering and commissioning of construction projects. Marc fosters teamwork, leading strategic construction management teams in a variety of ICI sector projects and contract delivery methods. In 2013 Marc was promoted to Vice President of Pre-construction and Business Development.