ECABC announces new chair and president

The Remi Network | Tuesday, November 8, 2022 

The Electrical Contractors Association of BC (ECABC) has appointed Derek Fettback as its new chair and confirmed its board of directors for 2023.

Fettback is the vice-president of Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. (WPE) and will serve as chair for a two-year term. He has served on the ECABC board since 2018 and most recently held the position of first vice chair.

Fettback joined WPE in 1997 as an apprentice and has established a career managing a diverse set of commercial, industrial, and utilities projects. Currently, he is responsible for the several districts within WPE, as well as Western Pacific’s central estimating for projects between British Columbia and Manitoba.

ECABC’s 10-person board possess significant experience, with nine of the members having previously served on the ECABC board of directors.

ECABC also welcomed Matt MacInnis as its new president in September 2022. He takes over from long-time president Deborah Cahill, who served for 14 years and was inducted into the ECABC Hall of Fame in October.

MacInnis most recently served as the vice president, communications for the Mining Association of British Columbia. He previously worked as vice president for a public relations firm, providing communications services to a diverse group of clients including ECABC. MacInnis also has experience working in the BC Legislature and for local and digital media outlets.

“I am very excited to join the great team at ECABC and spend time with our members to learn more about their priorities and how the association can best support them,” said MacInnis. “I believe it’s important that we recognize the critical role of electrical contractors in supporting key priorities of British Columbians. From building homes, to maintaining and repairing power lines, to installing electric vehicle charging stations, electrical contractors are supporting efforts to meet our climate change targets and address the housing crisis.”