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Having recently entered into an agreement with Mabey Bridge Limited and Algonquin Bridge to become the exclusive Canadian distributor of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges, AIL International Inc. has appointed Dale Gaston, as Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Algonquin Bridge.

“I am very pleased to have Dale leading the charge for us on this exciting opportunity”, commented Mike Wilson, President of AIL International Inc., “His many years of national sales and marketing experience in bridging infrastructure spans several sectors. He brings many valuable insights and perspectives to this challenge.”

Over his career, Dale Gaston has held senior leadership roles with The AIL Group of Companies, including Vice-President of Operations (Ontario-West) for Atlantic Industries Limited and, most recently, Vice-President of AIL Sound Walls – a position he continues to hold.

On accepting the new position, Dale said, “I think there is a real opportunity here for us to take this distributorship to a truly national scope with AIL’s extensive experience and coast-to-coast network of locations and industry professionals. I look forward to working with the Algonquin Bridge team to further build on the strong presence Mabey Bridge has established.”

AIL International will be joined by the incumbent distributor, Algonquin Bridge, in growing this unique bridge sales and rental business stream. Algonquin President, Graham Wilkinson, added, “We are happy to be entering a new era with the resources of The AIL Group of Companies behind us and the proven leadership of Dale Gaston at the sales helm. This alliance dramatically increases our potential to strengthen our product offering to our valued customers throughout Canada.”

The Mabey Modular Panel Bridge distributorship also represents opportunities for AIL to package and cross-sell other infrastructure solutions such as abutment systems.

Ideal rapid-install solutions for temporary and permanent applications, Mabey Modular Panel Bridges are the most widely used modular bridge system in the world; in common use with governments, military forces and private sector companies. Comprising a standard set of pre-engineered components, this popular pre-fabricated bridge system has a heritage stretching back to the original Bailey Bridge System from World War II.

Dale Gaston’s appointment takes effect immediately. For more information, please contact Dale at dgaston@ail.ca or 519-573-4410.