WINNIPEG, MB (April 20, 2013) – In response to ongoing growth in PCL Winnipeg operations, Sean Barnes, vice president and district manager, is pleased to announce four major appointments.
Alfred Schleier, who has served as the district operations manager since 2006, has transitioned into the role of manager, Business Development and Preconstruction Services. In addition, he will fulfill the role of chief estimator on an interim basis, following the departure of Monique Buckberger, who has been promoted to operations manager for PCL’s Regina office. Alfred, who has spent his entire 23-year PCL career in Winnipeg, was one of 38 Canadians recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, for his contribution to the community and the Canadian construction industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Manitoba.
Canadian Museum of Human Rights — One of PCL Winnipeg's highest profile in-progress projects.
Aaron Yohnke has transferred to Winnipeg to assume the role of operations manager. During his seven-year tenure with PCL, Aaron has held positions of increasing responsibility, including construction manager for PCL Toronto, and manager, Special Projects, for PCL Edmonton. As part of his diverse project delivery experience, Aaron has led the successful procurement and execution of a national construction program valued at more than $150 million, and has contributed to several successful public-private partnership pursuits. Aaron is a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal certified project manager.
David Van Hooren has been promoted to manager, Special Projects, the PCL division which specializes in finish-intensive tenant improvement and commercial buildings projects valued at less than $10 million. Prior to this appointment, he served as a project manager for PCL Edmonton, working for such clients as Investors Group, Rainbow Transport, and Cassady Engineering. David, who joined PCL in 2000, has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a professional engineer.
Steve Bulejsza has been promoted to manager, Business Development, for the Special Projects division. Steve will draw on the valuable relationships he established while serving as the division’s manager, Special Projects, from 2010 to 2013. During this time, he led two major pursuits: the IKEA fit-out and the Winnipeg Airport concessions. Steve also brings to this role 23 years of experience as the owner of a Winnipeg-based construction firm, with a portfolio of projects ranging in value from $500,000 to $1 million. Steve has a Building Construction Technician certificate from Red River College.
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