DENVER, CO (November 1, 2018) – PCL Construction welcomes Deron Brown to the role of president and chief operating officer, US Operations. Deron takes over responsibility for PCL’s US buildings and civil operations from Shaun Yancey, who will retire in February of 2019. Deron is also 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 over 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 US operations, and his drive for innovation will ensure that PCL remains a leader.”
Deron 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 Deron transitioned to a senior management role at PCL’s US Head Office in Denver in 2012, he shifted his focus to advancing innovation and technology in the construction industry.
In 2018, Deron was named a Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News-Record (ENR) 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. Deron 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 US Operations to a new level of success,” said Shaun Yancey.
Along with Deron’s passion for technology and innovation, he’s committed to making a difference throughout his community. He’s served on many boards, including that of the Edgewood Children’s Ranch in Orlando, an organization aimed at changing the direction of troubled children’s futures, and the Parent Development Board for Student Affairs at Auburn University; he was Tocqueville chair for the Heart of Florida chapter of United Way. Deron is currently a Tocqueville member of Mile High United Way in Denver and a board member of the Make a Wish Foundation of Colorado.
About PCL Construction
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 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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