EDMONTON, Alberta – The PCL family of companies has been recognized in receiving two awards at the 94th annual conference of the Canadian Construction Association. PCL president and CEO Paul Douglas was honoured as the International Business Person of the Year, and recently retired vice president and Ottawa district manager, Dwight Brown, was chosen as the Person of the Year.
Dwight Brown & Paul Douglas
“We are proud to be selected for these two awards,” said Brad Nelson, PCL president and chief operating officer. “The awards really symbolize what PCL is all about, the entrepreneurial spirit that keeps us growing, and the quality people who go the extra mile to serve our clients and the communities in which they live.”
Paul Douglas received the International Business Award as a result of his appointment the High Level Panel on Infrastructure Development by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The panel was struck following the 2010 G20 Summit in Seoul, to recommend steps to increase investment toward achievement of the G20’s Millennium Development Goals to eradicate poverty and hunger, reduce child mortality rates, and create a global partnership for development. Factors that also contributed to the win were PCL’s international recruitment strategy and PCL’s entry into the Australian construction market, to build the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
The CCA chose Dwight Brown as the Person of the Year for his career as a successful leader, and a builder who has garnered the respect of his colleagues, competitors, and clients. Throughout his career, his dedication to excellence remained constant, whether serving clients, participating in industry associations, or giving time to community organizations. Brown’s commitment to leave a legacy for the leaders of tomorrow was also highlighted through his efforts in raising funds for, and chairing, the Algonquin College for Construction Excellence Foundation.
The conference was held in Savannah, Georgia, March 11 to 16.
ABOUT THE PCL FAMILY OF COMPANIES
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. Major offices are strategically located in 25 major North American centers to support work across Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Australia. Watch us build at www.pcl.com