PCL construction names new heavy industrial COO

Idler brings more than 30 years of experience to the role.

Jason Idler, COO heavy industrial. – PCL Construction

Key Takeaways:

  • Jason Idler has been promoted to chief operating officer of heavy industrial at PCL.
  • He is taking over for Roger Keglowitsch, who is retiring after 30 years at the company.
  • Idler has been working as PCL’s president of U.S. heavy industrial operations.

The Whole Story:

PCL Construction announced that Jason Idler has been promoted to chief operating officer and will lead the organization’s heavy industrial sector as part of the organization’s overall succession planning strategy. Jason succeeds Roger Keglowitsch who is retiring after 30 years with PCL.

“Jason possesses a wealth of knowledge in the Heavy Industrial world,” said Dave Filipchuk, PCL’s president and CEO. “His deep experience and substantial knowledge of our operations across North America will be essential as he works to extend our reputation as industry leaders. We are proud to welcome him to the PCL office of the CEO leadership team.”

Jason brings a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and more than 30 years of experience to his role. He joined PCL in 2008 as vice president of PCL Intracon Power. He was appointed regional vice president in 2013. The next year he joined the board of directors and assumed executive sponsorship for large-scale industrial projects, some of the largest PCL has executed among them. 

In 2017, Jason was named executive vice president for Canada and then president of U.S. heavy industrial operations, based in Houston.

Jason is responsible for PCL’s portfolio of work in the oil and gas, power, renewables, chemical and petrochemical markets. He works with a team of regional executives to oversee all aspects of project planning and delivery including oversight of engineering, project controls, quality, procurement, construction execution, risk management, and health, safety, and environment (HSE).

“Jason is deeply involved not just in the work of construction, but also in how PCL partners with clients and stakeholders to build a sustainable energy and resource future,” said the company in a press release. “For him that means attention to people, to community and to PCL’s role in the energy transition. From planning to fabrication to execution and ongoing maintenance, Jason, along with the entire heavy industrial group, promises clients a fully tailorable project solution.”


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