Jack Cressey Future Leader Award

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Jack Cressey Future Leader Award

The award was established in 1995 in memory of Canadian industry leader Jack Cressey, to recognize future pipeline construction industry leaders. Jack Cressey was a long-time board member and past president of the PLCAC, regarded as a strong leader, with vision, integrity, and drive.

Candidates for this award will have made a demonstrable major contribution, or have accomplished a demonstrable major undertaking that has added significant value to their employer’s product or service.

Candidates who have demonstrated significant leadership qualities are nominated by their employer. Candidates will not yet have attained executive status and can be from any area within a Member’s operations, such as accounting, estimating, sales or field operations.

The Jack Cressey Future Leader Award winner is recognized at the Annual Convention with a rosewood plaque.

Please contact us for nomination information.

2020 Jack Cressey Future Leader Award Presented to Erin Kilar-Bearman of Summit Pipeline Services ULC

2020 Jack Cressey Future Leader Award recipient, Erin Kilar-Bearman, of Summit Pipeline Services ULC

Erin Kilar-Bearman of Summit Pipeline Services ULC was presented with the Jack Cressey Future Leader Award on May 27th, 2020 during the 66th PLCAC Annual General Meeting.

Erin is currently Project Manager with Summit and has spearheaded several key value-added programs and initiatives which are of significant contribution to the business. She has provided leadership and involvement in the development in the following programs and initiatives; employee safety orientation on-boarding, customer focus, contemporary human resources practices, quality initiatives and has been instrumental in the development a payroll/labour equipment process.

“With a mixed tenure of field and office experience, and progressive leadership contribution, the value that Erin has brought to our business has been significant in terms of efficiency, professionalism, customer focus and cost consciousness. Erin has bright future and Summit will benefit from her continued value-add and contributions.”, said Craig Kashak, President, Summit Pipeline Services.

The Jack Cressey Future Leader Award was established in 1995 in memory of Jack Cressey, board member and past president of the PLCAC, who was regarded as a strong leader, with vision, integrity, and drive.

This award recognizes leadership and is open to all regular association members’ employees, from any segment of the company, who have not yet attained executive status and has demonstrated leadership qualities of significance to their company.

Previous Recipients of the Jack Cressey Leadership Award

2019     Shannon Caron, Michels Canada Co.

2018     Matthew Chorney, Banister Pipelines Constructors Corp.

2017     Bryan Johnston, Aecon

2016     Marcel Singh, NPL Canada Ltd.

2015     Darel Malcolmson, Michels Canada Co.

2014     Tom Patocka, O.J. Pipelines Canada

2013     Phil Murden, Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited

2012     Ryan Hoyle, Aecon Utilities

2011     Jason Thompson, Michels Canada Co.

2010     Dustin Medori, Academy Construction & Maintenance Ltd.

2009     Jeffery R. Rasberry, Aecon Infrastructure

2008     David J. Moore, Aecon Infrastructure

2007     Dean Kilgour, Waschuk Pipe Line Construction Ltd. and Jarrod Serre, Aecon Civil & Utilities

2004     Chris Hudson, Aecon Civil & Utilities

2001     Paul G. Mease, BFC Utilities

2000     Brian Farrel, BFC Utilities and Kelly Gillam, Atlantic Pipeline Resources

1999     Rob Elliott, T.W. Johnstone Company Limited

1998     Sean Bell, Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited and Ted Yu, Marine Pipeline Construction of Canada (1993)

1997     Neil Waugh, BFC Utilities

1996     Shawn Oswald, Marine Pipeline Construction of Canada (1993)

Last updated: May. 29, 2020