Rob Blackadar, President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Blackadar was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of Badger Infrastructure Solutions in October 2022. He joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations in July 2021.

Prior to Badger, Mr. Blackadar most recently held the role of President at NESCO Specialty Rentals. NESCO was the largest utility rental company in the U.S. prior to merging with Custom Truck One Source. As President of NESCO, he was responsible for all operations, commercial strategy, fleet management and safety.

Mr. Blackadar also held roles of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and operations at BlueLine Rentals, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, United Rentals and HERC Rentals. He brings a proven track record of driving strong commercial, operational and financial results in both public and private companies.

In each of his previous roles, Mr. Blackadar has worked through the sales and operations teams to achieve success by establishing strong sales and marketing programs in national accounts, government sales, new and used equipment sales and segmented customer marketing.

Rob Dawson, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dawson was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2023. Rob brings over 25 years of experience leading finance, accounting, strategy, and corporate development teams across a broad range of industries.

Prior to Badger, Mr. Dawson most recently served as a Managing Director at BluMaple Capital Partners. Before that, Rob was the Chief Financial Officer and then Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation, a publicly traded environmental and waste services company.  Prior to that, Mr. Dawson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, a publicly traded oil and gas company. 

Mr. Dawson has also worked in roles of increasing responsibility at Suncor Energy Inc., Global Crossing Ltd. based out of Dublin, Ireland, and the Reinsurance industry in Bermuda.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Julie Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer


Ms. Lee joined Badger in December 2022 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Badger, Ms. Lee most recently served as Senior Vice President of Harbor Group International, LLC, a real estate investment and management company, from June 2017 to November 2022 and, before that, as Vice President of Apartment Investment and Management Company, a real estate investment, development and management company, from May 2006 to June 2017. Ms. Lee has extensive experience in all facets of human resources.

Ms. Lee holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Psychology/Student Personnel Administration from New Mexico State University, an Executive and Professional Coaching Certificate from the University of Texas at Dallas and various other professional certificates from the Society of Human Resources Management (CPHR) and Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR).

Elizabeth Peterson, Senior VP, Operations


Ms. Peterson started with Badger in April 2015. Prior thereto, she was employed by Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. for 24 years holding various positions in both sales and operations.

She has also held positions including Senior Vice President, East Region; Vice President Industrial Services and Vice President of InSiteServices.

Ms. Peterson holds a BA from Smith College in Northampton, MA as well as a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.