Uniting Maintenance Contractors

Building trades maintenance contractors performed over 23 million workforce hours across Canada under the GPMC/NMC Agreements in 2022. While the number of hours has varied over the years, building trades maintenance work has far surpassed new construction activity in the past decade.

However, maintenance contractors have not had a united organization in which to create strategic partnerships, support labour relations, interpret and influence policy and regulations, collaborate or improve the heavy industrial community in which they work.

AMCC is bringing members together to improve outcomes for owners and member companies. We’ve listened to owners and members, consulted with stakeholders and identified strategic priorities that are expected to yield significant cost efficiencies over the next few years.

"The Association of Maintenance Contractors of Canada is a group of maintenance contractors working with the GPMC/NMC Collective Agreements taking a collaborative approach to strengthen our industry.  Serving owners, contractors, unions, workers and our industry partners, we also offer a respected voice to discuss industry issues outside the collective bargaining process.  We are a pan-Canadian membership building a professional, strategic and nimble organization to illustrate our value to the nation’s economy.  I am honoured to be chosen by my peers to help lead this important organization and I look forward to working with all of you to ensure the success of our industry."

Ken Sandmoen

AMCC Board Chair
VP, Northern Region BrandSafway


Ken Sandmoen - Chair

Vice President Northern Region

AlumaSafway Inc.

Ken Sandmoen has been involved in Industrial Maintenance with BrandSafway for over 20 years in various locations across Canada. Throughout those years, Ken has held multiple positions of increased responsibility and is currently the Regional Vice President residing in Fort McMurray with his wife and two children. Being actively involved in the community is a passion for Ken, one he is embracing currently as volunteer Board Chair for the United Way of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. Ken went to SAIT for Civil Engineering Technology then the University of Calgary for Business Management.

Jason McNamara - Vice Chair

Vice President Operations Industrial Maintenance

Stuart Olson Industrial Inc.

Through his work at Stuart Olson and as Vice Chair of AMCC, Jason plays a vital role in establishing goals, key performance indicators and ensuring that operations align with business objectives. After witnessing the transformative potential of collaboration within the industry, Jason believes there’s an opportunity to establish a globally renowned maintenance industry in Canada – one that enhances investments and contributes to a sustainable future. A father of three young children, Jason’s looking forward to exploring his new community of Calgary and all it has to offer with his family.

James (Jim) Elliott - Board Member

Labour Relations Manager

42West Constructors

Through his work at 42West Constructors, Jim is committed to providing a qualified and safety-conscious workforce for every project. Given 42West’s involvement in the maintenance industry, Jim was eager to be involved with AMCC to help give a stronger voice to industry – and to smaller companies who may at times be overshadowed.

Jim enjoys the small-town life he has with his wife and children, a good game of golf and tinkering around his house. A Journeyman Steamfitter/Gasfitter his goal is to have all workers come home each night safely to their families, as he has in his 25-year career.

Mark Ramsden, PEng - Board Member

Vice President, Union Field Services & Power O&M

CAM Industrial Solutions

Mark Ramsden is a professional engineer with more than 20 year’s experience in maintenance, construction, and engineering projects.  Currently the vice president responsible for unionized maintenance across North America for CAM Industrial Solutions, Mark is also responsible for CAM’s power operations and maintenance business.

Mark started his career as an officer in the Canadian Army, in the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  He is a certified surface-supplied commercial diver.  He has worked on projects in multiple industrial sectors around the world including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and all of North America.

Mitch Soetaert - Board Member

Vice President and General Manager

Melloy Industrial Services Inc.

Mitch’s visionary mindset inspires and motivates others to achieve results.  He makes data-driven decisions and resolves complex challenges efficiently. With over 30 years at PCL, Mitch manages Melloy Industrial’s turnaround and maintenance operations. He provides guidance and industry expertise to many boards including the Boilermakers Contractors Association (BCA) and the Association of Maintenance Contractors of Canada (AMCC).


Shandra Linder, MBA, BA

Acting President

An influential leader with 25 years of expertise in management and labour relations, Shandra’s diverse career spans public sector, post-secondary institutions, and large industrial construction and maintenance projects. Notably, Shandra served as a Senior Labour Relations Advisor at Syncrude Canada where she exhibited excellence in contractor management, policy creation and workforce stability. Her achievements have been underscored by awards for roles in COVID-19 response and cost-effective restoration of plants.

An advocate for innovation and excellence, Shandra has played a crucial role in shaping policies and forging strong relationships with unions, contractors, and industry operators across Canada.

Christina Low

Executive Administrator

Christina handles the administrative responsibilities for AMCC while providing support to team members within the organization. Christina’s skills and experience in this realm prove to be an excellent fit for the new association. Excited to be part of the team, Christina’s top accomplishments include nurturing healthy workplace relationships, generating innovative solutions, and achieving solid successes in Accounts Receivables.

Beyond work, Christina loves time with family and friends. She enjoys outdoor activities, golfing, cooking, globetrotting, and passionately cheering for the Edmonton Oilers in her downtime.

Our Members

AMCC currently represents 49 member companies operating in Alberta and British Columbia. There is the potential to represent 71 of Canada’s maintenance and turnaround companies as other provinces join AMCC.