John Flewelling, P.Eng. is President & CEO of CBCL Limited, a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm offering professional services across Atlantic Canada, Ontario and International markets. Established in 1955, CBCL has grown to near 400 staff under an employee owned structure. The firm is part of Canada’s Best Managed Companies with Platinum designation and is one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.
John holds a B.Sc. Eng. (1991) in Civil Engineering from UNB and currently leads the management of the firm’s operations and business development activities. He oversees the company’s ongoing strategic growth efforts into emerging markets. In previous roles with CBCL, John served as Executive Vice President responsible for business operations and strategic growth. He was responsible for leading CBCL’s consulting operations in New Brunswick from Saint John for 19 years contributing to three office start-ups.
With over 28 years of experience in the consulting industry, John’s principal field of expertise includes detailed design and project management in all aspects of Municipal Engineering including water, wastewater, and transportation infrastructure. He has experience leading large multi-discipline project teams in the Infrastructure Sector. John has participated on a number of professional and charitable boards including Past President of ACEC-NB (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – New Brunswick) and currently serves on the National CEO Forum Steering Committee for ACEC Canada.
As a member of CBCL’s Board of Directors, John has chaired the Ownership Transfer Committee that continually investigates share transfer and succession strategies to ensure the organization remains robust and healthy for multi-generational employee owners.
CBCL has experienced recent growth into new markets through diversification of services, organic start-ups, and acquisition. The firm is currently implementing strategic initiatives with focus on improving the client experience, recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, and creating excellent career opportunities for CBCL employees. CBCL has established staying power in a competitive marketplace by investing in their people and the communities where they live.