Our Team

About PCA

Our Board

  • Chairperson:

    Al Rozak | President | Integral Energy

  • Past-Chair:

    Jeff Watt | President | Energy, Mining & Infrastructure, Ledcor

  • Vice-Chairperson:

    Alex Saltarelli | Vice President | Kiewit Energy

  • Independent Director:

    Bob Cochrane

  • Secretary-Treasurer:

    Denis Dubord | Vice President & General Manager | PCL Energy

  • Board Member:
    Aaron Marlatt | Vice President, Construction | Graham Industrial Services
  • Board Member:
    Shawn Jubinville | Senior Vice President, Canada Oil & Gas | AECOM
  • Board Member:
    Todd Neilson | Owner | Optimum Mechanical Solutions Inc.
  • Board Member:
    Scott Taylor | Owner & President | McLean Taylor Construction Ltd. & Stone Town Construction Ltd.

  •  Board Member:
    Sheridon Taylor | Senior Vice President | Primoris Canada |

  • Board Member:
    Anthony Assaly | President | ASCO Construction |
  • Board Member:
    Quentin Huillery | CEO | Ledcor

People of PCA

Paul de Jong

President

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Paul has an extensive background over the last two decades in strategic management, government relations, business development, and labour relations.

Active in a variety of industry initiatives and forums, he has previously served on the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) Board of Directors, co-chair of the Constructions Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) Respect in Workplace Committee, CLAC Health & Welfare Board of Trustees, and as a Board Member with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB).

Paul currently serves as chair of the Management Advisory Committee of the University of Alberta Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Strategic Construction Modeling & Delivery; and, on the BuildForce Board of Directors.

Karen Renkema

Vice President, Ontario

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Karen has extensive experience in both public policy and construction fields.  Prior to joining PCA, Karen served as the Director of Government Relations for the Ontario Road Builders’ Association as well as the VP of Policy and Government Relations for the Council of Ontario Construction Associations. She brings a wealth of knowledge in government procurement practices, as well as issues such as skills training and health & safety.

Karen started her journey in the public affairs arena as an advisor to campaigns and legislators in Michigan.

Darrel Reid

Vice President, Public Affairs

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Darrel has a deep mix of training and experience that allows PCA to expand our policy, advocacy, and government relations – with a special focus upon strengthening our presence and service in the western provinces.

Most recently, Darrel served as GM, Sustainable Development for Upstream Americas at Shell.  (Non-technical risk and Aboriginal relations for North, Central and South America, Gulf of Mexico and Deep Water.)

From 2010 – 2012 he was VP of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a conservative and free market-oriented think tank in Calgary.

Darrel brings a wealth of experience in government and public policy.  He has served Canada’s federal government as Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of Staff to Ministers Rona Ambrose and Jason Kenney. During the Reform years he was Chief of Staff for Preston Manning, Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition.

He holds the degrees of M.A. (Toronto), M.L.S. (Library Science, Toronto) and Ph.D. (Queen’s) and is an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

Keri Salvisburg

Vice President, Member Engagement & Labour Relations, National

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Keri Salvisburg is an accomplished Human Resources and Labour Relations professional.  Keri’s experience as an Executive in the construction industry saw her leading the full spectrum of human resources and labour relations functions across Canada making her one of the industry’s most well versed in the country’s varied laws, regulations, union environments and giving her a broad understanding of the global construction climate.

Keri is a former Chair of the Industry Training Authority’s Construction Sector Advisory Group, a former member of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council’s Leadership Circle, and has sat on various boards and committees with the Construction Sector Council, Skills Canada, WSIB, and the Employer’s Advocacy Council.

Prior to joining PCA, Keri was the national Head of Human Resources & Labour Relations for North America Construction (1993) Ltd (NAC).

Raheel Virani

Director, Finance & Administration

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Raheel Virani brings over a decade of accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting experience.  Originally from Vancouver, Raheel obtained his Bachelors in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and subsequently acquired a Chartered Professional Accounting Designation in 2011. 

Raheel has a team-first approach and is a strong believer in process-improvement and efficiency.

Mike Martens

Director, Public Affairs, British Columbia & the Prairies

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Mike Martens brings to PCA a wealth of experience in public affairs, advocacy, government and stakeholder relations, communications and event planning.

Most recently, Mike served as Director of the Manning School of Practical Politics based at the Manning Centre in Calgary, Alberta.  During his tenure as Director, he taught over 2,000 people via webinars and online sessions, and in-person events across Canada and at the state-of-the-art Manning Training Centre in Calgary.

He developed these skills serving in a number of different roles for various political candidates and Members of Parliament in BC’s Lower Mainland, and as a senior regional organizer for the Conservative Party of Canada.

Mike holds the degrees of BA and MA, both obtained at Trinity Western University.

He lives in Calgary with his two daughters.

Sarah Lockwood

Director, Member Engagement & Labour Relations, National

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Sarah Lockwood is an experienced Human Resources professional having worked for over a decade in Alberta’s Oil and Gas and construction industries.  Sarah’s experience as both a Human Resources generalist and recruiter in these areas gave her an excellent knowledge base of human resources and labour relations functions.

Originally from eastern Canada, Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters in Public Relations and Human Resources from McGill University.

Sarah has lived all over Alberta, including Calgary, Fort McMurray, and now Edmonton, which she’s called home for many years. She is an advocate for simpler living and enjoys her tiny home with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

Prior to joining PCA, Sarah was an HR professional who specialized in site-based contracts.

Stephen Hamilton

Director of Public Relations, Ontario

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Stephen has a deep understanding of the construction industry and the public policy regime in Ontario.  Prior to joining PCA, Stephen served as a Senior Policy Advisor on municipal and planning issues at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing working on many sensitive and critical legislative and regulatory matters.  

In addition, Stephen also has over a decade of experience in stakeholder and government relations at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association, serving on a number of health and safety and training committees as well as member engagement across the province.

Stephen has a BA from Queens University and MA from Dalhousie in Public Policy.

Alex Knight

Corporate Communications Manager, National

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Alex Knight comes to us with years of communications experience across various industries. Alex’s background includes a double major in Public Relations and Advertising, as well as experience managing communications strategies and campaigns for multiple clients. 

Alex now leads PCA’s member communications portfolio, developing tools to improve communication and engagement among our current and prospective members.