EDMONTON—PCL has announced that Dave Filipchuk has been appointed the eighth president and CEO in its 110-year history.
Filipchuk previously held the position of deputy CEO, and before that was president and COO, Canadian and Australian Operations, with responsibility for the performance of PCL's Buildings and Civil Infrastructure divisions.
Filipchuk has a BSc degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and attended the Ivey Executive program at the University of Western Ontario. He is Gold Seal certified and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Filipchuk has been with PCL for 32 years and has worked in both Canada and the United States in PCL's buildings and civil infrastructure sectors.
"I am extremely proud and excited to assume the position of president and CEO at PCL," said Filipchuk in a PCL media statement issued Nov. 1. "Guiding a company with such a storied and successful history is an opportunity I look forward to enjoying well into the future."
Paul Douglas assumes the role of chairman with PCL Construction's board of directors.
"Succession planning is all about having the right people in the right place at the right time," said Douglas. "We take succession seriously at all levels of our organization and make sure an appropriate amount of time is provided for a seamless transition to preserve continuity in our business. Dave Filipchuk has my, and the entire board of directors', full support in officially becoming the eighth CEO of this great company."
Douglas has served with PCL for 31 years and received numerous honours including recognition as Alberta's 2015 Business Person of the Year and inclusion on the list of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People for the past two years.