Jack Cressey Future Leader Award Winner – Jarrod Seere , 2007
Aecon’s superintendent of the Windsor Operations, has over 12 years experience in the distribution gas industry. In his current role Jarrod oversees up to 60 pipeline and office employees covering an area that stretches from Windsor to the eastern borders of Kent County. Jarrod’s core duties revolve around the general contract work that Aecon does for Union Gas and includes all safety related field and office activities, maintenance of the area’s Quality Management System, as well as supervising the execution of all gas related renewal and new business pipeline projects.
Jarrod’s leadership in the areas of distribution pipeline safety, quality and productivity is, within the Aecon organization, without equal. His commitment to excellence in his field is best illustrated by the superb working relationship he enjoys with Union Gas’ operations team. The constructive and collaborative environment that defines this group has in part been developed through Jarrod’s hard work and diligence.
Jack Cressey Future Leader Award Winner – Dean Kilgour, 2007
Dean Kilgour of Waschuk Pipe Line Construction Ltd. followed his father’s footsteps working in the pipeline construction industry. Like many others in our industry, Dean started as a labourer, but before long was an operator on ground engaging equipment. From there he moved on to “Straw Boss” with the grade and clean up crews. This led to a credible working relationship with inspection, environmentalists, land men, farmers and landowners.
In 2007, Dean become involved in the contract side of the business. It is here where he excels in his current position of field construction manager. Some of Dean’s duties include gathering daily information from all of the field crews, putting together daily progress reports, drafting mounds of correspondence and determining “out of scope work” contract issues. He also works very closely with client field construction personnel in daily tracking of materials, schedules and crew costs. In addition, Dean has demonstrated outstanding computer skills, and an exceptional way of communicating with people that has earned him the respect of co-workers both in the office and the field. Dean is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, personable and is a true team player – all attributes which have the makings of a great leader.