Tuesday, June 17, 2014
COQUITLAM – Julie Fisher, chair of the Coquitlam Foundation, announced today that business leader Ken Catton has been appointed to the foundation’s board of directors for a four-year term. Mr. Catton replaces Wim Vander Zalm, who is stepping down after serving for the past eight years.
Mr. Catton recently retired from the position of Vice President and General Manager for Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. (PCT) in Port Moody. He was with PCT and its parent company, Sultran Ltd., since 1984, following five years with Vancouver Wharves Ltd. (now Kinder Morgan).
Mr. Catton graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1975 following Bachelor of Arts studies at the University of British Columbia. He has completed numerous additional courses of study, including an executive management course at the Banff School of Advanced Management.
He currently sits as a Director of Crossroads Hospice Society, where he chairs the Policy and Governance Committee, and previously was the Chair of the Tri-Cities St. John Ambulance. He was nominated for the “Business Person of the Year” award in 2007 by the local Chamber of Commerce for his contribution to the community. Mr. Catton has resided in Coquitlam for the past 35 years where he enjoys spending time with his two sons and three grandchildren.
He joins the fOundation at a time when it is enjoying remarkable growth. It now manages in excess of $2.7 million and was able to distribute more than $127,000 in grants, scholarships and bursaries in 2013-’14. The foundation always welcomes donations to its foundation-directed or donor-advised funds. Please visit our website for more details. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.