STEPHEN HUTCHISON: Manager Alberta Pressure Vessel Manufacturers’ Association (APVMA)

Stephen Hutchison is the Manager of the Alberta Pressure Vessel Manufacturers’ Association (APVMA). Stephen Hutchison was an experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical or industrial engineering industry. Skilled in Engineering, Business Development, Oil & Gas, Contract Negotiation, and Contract Management. Strong professional graduated from James Watt College, Scotland.

The APVMA was formed in 1987 by members of Alberta’s pressure vessel and heat exchanger industry to provide a forum for communication and discussion on issues concerning the industry. The pressure equipment industry in Alberta produces world-class pressure vessels and heat exchangers for both Alberta and Canada-wide markets and exports products to the United States and more than 40 other countries around the globe. Alberta is clearly known for its pressure equipment industry!

Since 1987, the APVMA has accomplished a great deal in both defending and developing the pressure vessel manufacturing and heat exchanger industry in Alberta.

Lobbied successfully (in 1992, 1997, 2003 and again in 2014) against major Canadian steel producers who sought tariffs of up to 70% on steel products that they could not produce in Canada, but that are vital to the manufacture of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. (More than $200,000 invested by APVMA members in direct legal costs!).