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.
2023 Jack Cressey Future Leader Award Presented to Ryan Broderick, O.J. Pipelines Canada
On May 17, 2023 Paul Schultz, Senior Vice President, Premay Pipeline Hauling L.P., presented Ryan Broderick from O.J. Pipelines Canada, with the Jack Cressey Future Leader Award at the PLCAC’s 69th Annual General Meeting & Convention in Victoria, BC.
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 known as a strong leader with vision, integrity and drive.
This award recognizes leadership and is open to all regular PLCAC members’ employees from any segment of the company, who have not yet attained executive status and has demonstrated leadership qualities to their company.
Ryan Broderick or “Big B” as he is known on site, started at O.J. Pipelines Canada as a laborer and quickly moved into a QC role with more responsibilities. “Ryan shows incredible leadership in his role, has strong work ethics and sets a positive example with his calm demeanor and professional attitude. He is considered a very valuable member of the O.J. Pipelines team”, said Tom Patocka, Construction Manager, O.J. Pipelines Canada.
Previous Recipients of the Jack Cressey Leadership Award
2022 Kyle Baker, NPL Canada Ltd.
2021 Benny Liu, Michels Canada Co.
2020 Erin Kilar-Bearman, Summit Pipeline Services ULC
2019 Shannon Caron, Michels Canada Co.
2018 Matthew Chorney, Banister Pipelines Constructors Corp.
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: June 04, 2022