2009 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year award recipient
Ross A. Grieve
President and Chief Executive Officer of PCL Constructors Inc.
Ross A. Grieve, president and chief executive officer of PCL Constructors Inc. is responsible for all operations within the PCL family of companies.
PCL is the largest general contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The organization’s average annual billings exceed $6.0 billion, and projects span the commercial, institutional, industrial, civil, and multi-family residential market sectors of the construction industry. PCL is 100% employee owned.
In total, the organization has offices in 29 locations across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Caribbean. Corporate headquarters are in Edmonton, and a head office in Denver supports the American operations.
Ross joined Poole Construction Limited (the predecessor to PCL) in June 1969 in his hometown of Winnipeg, after completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Since that time, he has worked in positions of increasing responsibility throughout the PCL companies.
At a community level, Ross is a member of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories, Board of Governors of The Miller Thomson Foundation, Board of Directors of Melcor Developments Ltd., Advisor Board Member for KingSett Capital Fund, and is a member of both the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the World Presidents Organization. He is a past board member of the Banff Centre, the University of Alberta, the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation, and the Bone and Joint Health Institute of Alberta.
Recent awards include Consumers Choice – Businessman of the Year 2004, University of Alberta – 2005 Canadian Business Leader of the Year Award, Alberta Venture Magazine – 2006 Alberta’s Business Person of the Year, 2007 Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories Business Hall of Fame Inductee, and the 2008 University of Regina Business Leadership Award.
Ross and his wife Kathy have made their home in Edmonton. They have two grown sons and a new grandson.
please note: company names and biographical information here reflects the role and activity held at the time of receiving the award