PCL announces succession plan with leadership changes

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CaDCR staff writer

PCL Construction has announced changes to its senior leadership team, appointing Chris Gower as deputy chief executive officer and Todd Craigen as COO and president of corporate services.

“A thoughtful approach to succession at all levels in our company continues to be a key strength at PCL, supporting our ability to carry out our purpose to build a better future together and deliver strong results,” said President & CEO Dave Filipchuk. “Our strong emphasis on succession planning ensures that we maintain business continuity while evolving when needed to align with our future strategic goals.

Chris Gower
Chris Gower

“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.”

Gower has been with PCL for 28 years and previously led the organization’s buildings division in Canada, the United States and Australia. He led PCL’s entrance into the solar business and has provided leadership over many iconic projects across North America.

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 as president for 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. Craigen studied architectural engineering at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and is Gold Seal certified in project management by the CCA.

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