EDMONTON, Alberta -- The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that Gord Maron, chief financial officer from 2001 to 2011, has been named Canada’s CFO of the Year™. The program is sponsored by Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC, and Robert Half.
Gord is the first-ever award winner from a private company. He was selected by an independent committee, comprising some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders. The judging panel evaluated the nominees based on vision and leadership, corporate reporting and performance, social responsibility, innovation, and business complexity.
Award candidates were nominated in all business sectors by CEOs, members of boards of directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. Special attention was paid to achievements of the past five years, during which time Gord, as CFO, implemented the financial strategy and infrastructure required to support rapid growth at our organization, in particular during the period of 2006 to 2009, when billings at PCL rose from $4.7 billion to $6.3 billion.
“While I humbly accept the honor, I credit the achievement to my co-workers and colleagues at PCL,” says Gord. “I have been very fortunate to have spent my entire career with an organization of individuals who work so hard to live up to our vision of being a construction leader, and which is committed to continual learning.”
A 40-year PCL veteran, Gord was appointed to the PCL Board of Directors in 1995 and promoted to chief financial officer in 2001. He recently transitioned to the role of executive vice president and will work directly with PCL’s chief executive officer Paul Douglas on capital planning, enterprise risk management, and succession planning, all vital PCL initiatives.
ABOUT THE CANADA'S CFO OF THE YEAR™ AWARD PROGRAM
Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award Program honors and recognizes the quality, insight, direction, and leadership of Canada’s senior financial executives. Last year two winners were named, Cynthia Devine, CFO of Tim Hortons, and Richard Bird, executive VP, CFO and Corporate Development of Enbridge. Previous recipients of the award include David Garofalo of Agnico-Eagle Mines, Karen Maidment of BMO Financial Group, and Claude Mongeau of CN. Learn more about the program at www.cfoy.ca
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. Offices are strategically located in 25 major North American centers to support work across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Caribbean. Watch us build at www.pcl.com