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Succession leadership change at PCL Construction

By On-Site Magazine   

Construction CEO PCL succession

The PCL family of companies has announced that succession transition has taken place for its leadership position of president and chief executive officer.


Dave Filipchuk

Dave Filipchuk is appointed the eighth president and CEO of PCL 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 APEGA. Filipchuk has been with PCL for 32 years and possesses a wealth of knowledge of the company and the construction industry, having lived and 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. “Guiding a company with such a storied and successful history is an opportunity I look forward to enjoying well into the future. I would like to thank Paul Douglas for his tireless work and dedication in leading PCL for the past seven years, and I congratulate him on an amazing career in construction and on his new role with our company.”


Paul Douglas

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 in talking about handing over the reins to Filipchuk. “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.”


During his 31 years with PCL, and apart from leading PCL to some of its most successful years to date, Douglas has received numerous accolades. Among those are 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.


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