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Leadership changes at PCL Construction

The transition at the senior levels follows the retirements of Rob Holmberg and Ian Johnston, who are retiring from their respective positions of president and COO, Canadian and Australian Operations, and COO, Heavy Industrial.


The PCL family of companies has announced a number of personnel changes at the corporate level and beyond.

Dave Filipchuk, president/CEO of the PCL family of companies, announced that Mike Wieninger, most recently PCL’s executive vice president, Canadian Buildings is promoted to chief operating officer (COO), Canadian Operations, responsible for PCL’s Buildings and Civil operations across all provinces.

A member of the Office of the CEO, Wieninger brings over 20 years of experience with the company to his new position. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Roger Keglowitsch has been promoted to COO, Heavy Industrial. In this new role Keglowitsch is responsible for PCL’s heavy industrial operations across North America. Joining PCL in 1992, he has served in various capacities of increasing responsibility. Keglowitsch holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta and is a certified journeyman plumber pipefitter.

Chris Gower, COO, Buildings, since November 2015 oversees the performance of PCL’s buildings operations across all borders. He will continue in this role, and Mike Wieninger, in his new position, will report to Gower.

And in Ontario, the company has appointed Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). With overall responsibility for PCL’s operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario, Craigen succeeds Mike Wieninger in the role.

He began his PCL career in 1996 as an estimator in the Regina district, and in 2000 moved to Ottawa where he was promoted to manager of its Special Projects division. In 2006, Craigen moved to the Winnipeg district to take on the role of construction manager for the iconic Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). In 2012, he was promoted to district manager of PCL’s newest district at the time, Saskatoon. Most recently, he held the position of vice president and district manager responsible for PCL’s operations in the BC Region.

The transition at the senior levels follows the retirements of Rob Holmberg and Ian Johnston, who are retiring from their respective positions of president and COO, Canadian and Australian Operations, and COO, Heavy Industrial.

“PCL takes succession seriously at all levels of our organization, and we make sure the right people are in the right place to preserve continuity in our business,” said PCL president and CEO Dave Filipchuk in a company release. “While we are saying good-bye to Rob Holmberg’s and Ian Johnston’s years of experience, we are excited that Mike’s and Roger’s extensive knowledge of our company and industry ensures a seamless transition.”