STAFF WRITER – The GTA Construction Report
The PCL family of companies has announced the following appointments to its Toronto senior leadership team: Mike Wieninger has been appointed senior vice president and district manager, responsible for all GTA and southwestern Ontario operations. He succeeds Chris Gower, who has transitioned to PCL’s North American headquarters as chief operating officer, buildings.
“Succession planning is all about having the right people in the right place at the right time,” said PCL president and CEO Paul Douglas. “We take succession seriously at all levels of our organization and make sure an appropriate amount of time is provided for a seamless transition to preserve continuity in our business.”
Wieninger has more than 20 years of experience in various leadership positions throughout PCL in Canada, and has been part of Toronto’s leadership team for the past the three years as district manager. He has a BSc degree in civil engineering from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) Board of Directors and the Province of Ontario’s Construction Health and Safety Advisory Group.
Bruce Sonnenberg was appointed vice president and district manager, responsible for district operations in the GTA and southwestern Ontario. With almost three decades of PCL experience, he has spent more than 20 years with PCL in Toronto and has been part of PCL’s leadership teams in Calgary and Toronto, most recently as Toronto district manager. He holds a BSc degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and is a registered professional engineer.
K elly Wallace became district manager, responsible for operations in the GTA and southwestern Ontario. He has more than 22 years of experience, with various leadership positions throughout PCL in Canada for more than 17 years. Most recently, he has been Toronto’s operations manager. He is a graduate of the civil engineering technology program at Red River College.
The PCL Toronto leadership group: Seated, left to right:
manager, special projects, Charlie Hume; district manager,Kelly Wallace; senior vice president and district manager, Mike Wieninger; vice president and district manager, Bruce Sonnenberg; manager, residential, Arnie Kalnins.
Standing, left to right: manager, modular construction services, Terry Olynyk; operations manager, Dave Topley; senior manager, estimating services, Jim Ferris; operations manager, Sean Shabaga;
building revitalization and retail manager, Matt Stainton.