EllisDon announces new senior management

Thursday, May 16, 2019

EllisDon announced several new appointments to its senior level management team, including a new chief operating officer.

Kieran Hawe has been appointed as COO and executive vice-president, construction operations. Hawe will be responsible for EllisDon’s core civil, buildings and industrial divisions across Canada and abroad, an operation currently with annual revenues in excess of $4 billion.

Kieran joined EllisDon in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in commercial, institutional, and residential construction on major projects in Canada, the United States, Germany, Ireland and Singapore. He began his career in the mechanical and electrical field and progressed to project and construction manager roles

In B.C., David McFarlane has been appointed to senior vice-president, buildings division, Western Canada, responsible for overseeing the Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary area offices.

McFarlane started his career with EllisDon in 1996 as a co-op student and has held many positions including various field operations positions and director of construction management in Toronto in early 2004. In 2007 he relocated to Vancouver, BC, to assume the role of vice-president and area manager for the Pacific Region. McFarlane is a past chair of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.

The company has appointed Craig Enns to take over McFarlane’s former position as vice president and area manager for B.C.

Since 2008, Enns has help to build and grow the British Columbia office and in recent years, he has taken on a more senior role as a construction manager overseeing key projects and pursuits, and has acted as a mentor to help develop the area’s growing team.

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