Management Team

Michael A. Butt, P. Eng., Chairman and CEO, Buttcon Holdings Limited

Our Buttcon Holdings Limited Chairman and Chief Executive Officer started Buttcon Limited 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, Michael joined Mitchell Construction Canada as a site Engineer. In 1966, he was transferred to Barbados to start their Caribbean Operation as the Managing Director. In 1969, he was transferred to South Africa also as Managing Director to commence their African operations and continued there until 1973 when he returned to Canada.

Mr. Butt is a former member of the Board of Directors of Aecon Group Inc. since 1994. Mr. Butt 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 1996 transfer of Pearson Airport from the Federal Government to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Mr. Butt was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and remained in that capacity until December 2004. Mr. Butt was also formerly a member of the Board of Governors for Trent University and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

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

Peter S. DiGaetano, President and CEO, Buttcon Limited

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 CEO.

Michael Mercier, President and CEO, Buttcon East Limited

Michael has over 20 years of experience within the ICI industry with specific experience in Construction Management and Design Build projects. Recent experiences have also resulted in knowledge of public private partnership projects.  Initial career experience as a Project Manager with a significant regional General Contractor facilitated the evolution of his previous ownership position of Milestone Construction.  Michael’s extensive experience and connections in Eastern Canada make him to be a valuable asset to the Buttcon family.

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.

Michael Vannicola, Director, Procurement

Michael joined Buttcon in 2000 as a Purchasing Coordinator.  Michael is responsible for the preparation of sub-contractor tender packages including scopes of work; management of the sub-contractor tendering process for Design-Build and Construction Management projects; development of budgets for Construction Management projects; subcontractor bid analysis prior to and after tendering closing; negotiation and award of subcontracts for Construction Management, Design-Build and Lump-Sum projects; and the preparation of scopes of work for contracts with subcontractors.

Daniel Rosati, Director, Pre-Construction & Estimating

Daniel joined Buttcon in 2005 as a Junior Estimator while completing his Bachelors of Technology degree in Construction Science and Management.  Daniel has been a key member of the Buttcon team, and instrumental in our growth. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the budgeting and tendering in our estimating department and has played a key role in the acquisition and award of many high profile and signature projects.