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Effective September 1, 2020 Carlson Construction Group Inc. is restructuring its Heavy Civil Group to streamline operations and management to support current and future growth. Carlson Heavy Civil Construction Inc. (CHC) and subsidiary company Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. (VanPile) are excited to announce the following promotions:

  • CHC has promoted Jeannine Martin to Division Director – Pre-Construction;
  • Kim Stanley to Division Director – Health, Safety, Environment and Quality;
  • Denise Yuen to Division Director – Finance.

These positions will oversee their respective functions for the entire Heavy Civil group of companies (VanPile, Carlson Environmental Construction Technologies Ltd., and Sukwi7) and will provide leadership and oversight to drive capture of increased market share and facilitate company growth. These positions report to Chris Primett, Senior Vice President of CHC.

VanPile will focus on growth of its core business and its expanded project appetite through the following promotions:

  • G.W. Carlson promoted to General Manager;
  • John Zuk promoted to Vice President;
  • Robert Windecker promoted to Vice President.

Collectively they will be responsible for Company performance and will report to Chris Primett, Senior Vice President of CHC.

Chris Primett, Senior Vice President of CHC states “This realignment will allow Carlson Heavy Civil to achieve another level of success in heavy civil construction both providing clear advancement opportunity for staff and access to larger construction projects in B.C. and across North America. We will continue to service clients in the marine and civil engineering arenas as well as participate in joint venture opportunities with our specialized experience and self-owned equipment. These moves will benefit our staff, clients and partners going forward.”

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Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. (Vanpile) is pleased to announce that Chris Primett has joined as Vice President and General Manager.

As a well-rounded chartered civil engineer and corporate leader, Chris brings over 25 years of building and leading specialist contractors, most recently in the United Kingdom where he served as Managing Director of Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd.  He has wide ranging international experience with marine works and deep foundations including being the key representative on many prestigious construction committees and contractor organizations in Europe.

Steve Hunt, CEO of parent company Carlson Construction group, states “We are extremely lucky to have found Chris. His experience in leading engineering companies, promoting international business development and strategically growing businesses to their full potential will benefit Vanpile for years to come.”

Chris will lead Vanpile from its headquarters in North Vancouver.