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

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

School trustee and Island Health official call for vaccine education in schools

A renewal of cultural memory is needed, says trustee

Bungy jump naked in support of mental health programs

Registration open for annual fundraiser for BC Schizophrenia Society

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Fashion Fridays: Must have wardrobe basics

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall on parts of Vancouver Island

Snowfall warning now lifted this morning, more flurries possible overnight

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Vancouver Island distillery wins an international award for best gin

After less than four years, Sheringham is racking up the awards

Hometown Hockey a hit at CFB Esquimalt

Thousands of hockey fans could meet legends like Don Cherry and Ron MacLean

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Greater Victoria teachers experienced more than 30 incidents of violence from students in one month

Shuttered behavioural programs, lack of resources creates challenges for local schools

Most Read