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PCL Construction Names President, COO for U.S. Operations

Thu November 01, 2018 - National Edition
PCL Construction

Deron Brown.
Deron Brown.

PCL Construction welcomes Deron Brown to the role of president and chief operating officer, U.S. Operations. Brown takes over responsibility for PCL's U.S. buildings and civil operations from Shaun Yancey, who will retire in February 2019. Brown also is a member of the PCL board of directors and joins the Office of the CEO, which provides PCL's top senior executive management and leadership.

"With [more than] 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Deron brings with him passion and a wealth of knowledge," said Dave Filipchuk, PCL's president and CEO. "His leadership has been instrumental in growing the U.S. operations, and his drive for innovation will ensure that PCL remains a leader."

Brown joined PCL in 1996 as a project engineer in the Orlando office and shortly after became vice president and district manager, directing PCL's southeast building operations. He's worked on iconic theme parks throughout his career, which has led to the creation of lasting relationships with PCL's high-value clients. As Brown transitioned to a senior management role at PCL's U.S. head office in Denver in 2012, he shifted his focus to advancing innovation and technology in the construction industry.

In 2018, Brown was honored for his leadership in the creation of PartsLab, an Autodesk Revit add-in that automates the process of changing virtual models and allows multiple collaborators access. Brown made the decision to share the PCL product with the construction industry free of charge in the hope of revolutionizing the way the industry creates and manages construction documentation.

"Deron exemplifies the qualities of a visionary, and I believe his strong relationship-building skills will allow him to take PCL's U.S. Operations to a new level of success," said Yancey.

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