EDMONTON — PCL recently announced two significant leadership succession appointments.
Chris Gower has been appointed deputy chief executive officer and Todd Craigen was appointed COO and president, corporate services.
Gower has been with PCL for 28 years and previously led the organization’s buildings division in Canada, the United States and Australia.
As a member of PCL’s office of the CEO and board of directors, Gower led PCL’s entrance into the solar business and has provided leadership over many iconic projects across North America, a release indicates.
Gower completed the executive program at Stanford University and is an alumnus of Fanshawe College. He is a CCA Gold Seal certified estimator and project manager and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 leaders.
Craigen has been with PCL for 27 years, most recently president, Eastern Canada. In this new role, he will continue to oversee the Toronto and solar districts and take on responsibility for corporate services departments including business technology, human resources, professional development, integrated construction services, and marketing and communications, adds the release.
Craigen studied architectural engineering at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and is Gold Seal certified in project management by the CCA.
“Our strong emphasis on succession planning ensures that we maintain business continuity while evolving when needed to align with our future strategic goals,” said PCL president and CEO Dave Filipchuk in a statement. “We are very excited about the leadership that Chris and Todd will bring in their new roles as we plan for continued growth and success at PCL.”