October 5, 2021 — WSP is pleased to announce that Eric Peissel has been named Global Director of Transport and Infrastructure, replacing Dave McAlister, who will now be dedicated to his role as Chief Development Officer for WSP USA.
Since joining WSP in 2001 as a Project Manager, Eric has held many senior transportation leadership roles across Canada over his 20-year career with WSP, having progressed to eventually lead the Canadian Transportation Business Line. As a Transportation Planner, he has worked on numerous multi-disciplinary transportation projects in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Until recently, he was the Canadian Executive Vice President and Global Manager for Transportation and Infrastructure Networks, working closely with our senior Transportation and Infrastructure leadership across the globe.
In his new role, Eric will be responsible for leading the execution of the Global Strategy for Transportation and Infrastructure, including market penetration strategies, major clients, global growth, internal synergies, innovations, and strategic positioning. In addition, Eric will also be charged with developing our global culture by inspiring, motivating, and promoting the best of WSP to our clients and communities to ensure strong employee engagement.
“I am pleased to welcome Eric to our Global Leadership Team after a long and successful career in our Canadian operations. His vast experience in the sector and forward-thinking approach will set the foundation for continued success as we work on the infrastructure that will shape our communities for years to come”, said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP. “I also want to take this opportunity to thank Dave McAlister for his continued contributions to the organization, and wish him the best in his role as Chief Development Officer for WSP USA,” said Alexandre L’Heureux.
“It has been exciting to witness first-hand how WSP has become a dominant leader in Transportation and Infrastructure over the past decade. In the coming years we will see significant disruption and advancements due to climate change, social equity, and technological breakthroughs and I am looking forward to ensuring that our business will be Future Ready,” said Eric.