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NEWS RELEASE · 31st May 2010
The Board of Directors and staff of Kitimat Valley Institute (KVI) are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Lapointe, long time Kitimat resident and business owner (Lapointe Engineering Limited), as the new Business Manager of the Institute.

Robin served as independent chair of KVI for five years prior to assuming the lead management role for the firm and brings to the position not only his successful business acumen but the passion required to turn the unique Kitimat enterprise into a thriving educational institute that is determined to meet the training and post secondary demands of the region, local business, industry and First Nations.

In addition to maintaining his involvement with the partners of Lapointe Engineering Ltd. and APEGBC, Robin has racked up years of community service in Kitimat through his dedication to such organizations as KT Industrial Development Society, the Rotary Club of Kitimat, the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, and the 2004 Northern BC Winter Games. Robin and his wife, Melanie, are the parents of two adult children and they continue to work, volunteer, and enjoy life in Kitimat.