From entry-level to executive in 14 years
Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2020) – Aaron Yohnke, PCL Construction’s vice president and district manager of the Los Angeles office, is named to Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s 2020 Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals list.
Born into a family of builders, Aaron was predestined for a
career in construction at his family-owned construction business. Despite his
success within the family business, he wanted to experience a larger
construction company and joined PCL in 2005 as a field engineer in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Canada. During Aaron’s time at PCL, his reputation landed him in
influential leadership roles across multiple PCL offices, including project
manager, Special Projects manager, operations manager and district manager. In
2019, after only 14 years at PCL, he was promoted to vice president and
district manager of PCL’s Los Angeles office, the fastest growing office in the
organization, and oversees its continued growth.
“Aaron is a huge asset to our California group and brings
with him resourceful and strategic ideas,” said Cathy Orquiola who oversees PCL’s
California Buildings group. “He continues to challenge the status quo with the
goal of strengthening a culture of safety on all project sites.”
Panels of industry judges in each of the 10 U.S. regions selected
up to 20 individuals to represent that region. Next, a new panel of judges
vetted the highest scoring candidates from each of the 10 regional contests to
select a national Top 20 Under 40 list that represents the best-of-the-best of
young leaders from across the country. These top 20 leaders were chosen from
more than 500 entries. The awards program honors the finest of the
next-generation construction industry professionals who have demonstrated
extraordinary expertise, leadership and community service in their careers.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries
out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and in Australia.
These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major
centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $7
billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North
America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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