Idler now heavy industrial COO at PCL
By Adam FreillConstruction Industrial Labour Leadership
PCL has promoted Jason Idler to lead its work in the oil and gas, power, renewables, chemical and petrochemical markets.
PCL Construction recently promoted Jason Idler to chief operating officer with leadership of the organization’s heavy industrial sector as part of the organization’s overall succession planning strategy. He succeeds Roger Keglowitsch, who is retiring after 30 years of service with PCL.
“Jason possesses a wealth of knowledge in the heavy industrial world,” said Dave Filipchuk, PCL’s president and CEO. “His deep experience and substantial knowledge of our operations across North America will be essential as he works to extend our reputation as industry leaders.”
Idler, who holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role. He joined the PCL family of companies in 2008 as vice-president of PCL Intracon Power, where he was appointed regional vice-president in 2013. In 2017, he was named executive vice-president for Canada and then president of U.S. heavy industrial operations, based in Houston.
Idler’s responsibilities include PCL’s portfolio of work in the oil and gas, power, renewables, chemical and petrochemical markets, working with a team of regional executives to oversee all aspects of project planning and delivery including oversight of engineering, project controls, quality, procurement, construction execution, risk management, and health, safety, and environment (HSE).