Executive Profiles

Our experience sets us apart. It provides us with a unique perspective. It allows us to draw upon the deep knowledge of experts across many fields when asking ourselves how we can build it better, how we can complete projects more safely, how we can more effectively protect the environment, and how we can better serve the needs of our customers. 

With a wide array of knowledge in construction, oil & gas, transportation, resources, and industrial sectors, our senior leadership team is the backbone of our experience and perspective, providing and sharing a vision of collaboration and innovation that propels our clients and partners Forward. Together.
 
Every member of Ledcor’s senior leadership team has over 30 years of experience in construction and business leadership. As an employee-owned company with over 800 shareholders, these individuals are also among our earliest and largest investors.

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES

Dave Lede
Chairman & CEO, Ledcor Group of Companies

Dave is Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Ledcor Group of Companies, previously holding the title of President and General Manager until 1980.

Dave has held many positions while rising through the ranks of his family-founded company, including Equipment Operator, Foreman, and Superintendent throughout his school and university years, and Operations Manager and Chief Estimator post-university. During his tenure, he has continued to diversify the company and expand our operations, making Ledcor one of the largest and most diversified construction companies in Canada.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, as well as two years of post-graduate studies in Engineering, also from the University of Alberta.

Ron Stevenson
President, Ledcor Group of Companies

Ron has held numerous progressive management appointments at Ledcor, starting in the field through to his existing Executive position. Most recently, Ron was President and CEO of Ledcor Industries Inc., the largest subsidiary of the Ledcor Group of Companies. Ron is a member of the Board of Directors and all Ledcor Senior Executive Committees.

In his role as President, Ron oversees all North American major projects and diversification investments. 

Tom Lassu
President, Ledcor Industries Inc.

Tom leads the business divisions and teams responsible for the company's mutli-billion dollar portfolio of civil & infrastructure, oil & gas, pipeline, building, mining, power, and telecommunications construction projects across Canada and the US.

Previously, Tom has spent time as President of Ledcor Constructors and President of Ledcor Contractors. Throughout his career with Ledcor Tom has worked in a variety of capacities, including Project Engineer, Operations Manager, Vice President, and Senior Vice President.  

A 35-year employee, Tom is a designated professional engineer and is based in Edmonton, Alberta.

John Kump
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ledcor Group of Companies

As CFO, John is responsible for the overall financial management of the Ledcor Group, including all financial reporting, taxation, risk management, and treasury activities.

John has been involved with Ledcor since 1999 and has held progressive financial and general management functions beginning in 2001 as a Financial Controller. Most recently, as Chief Administration Officer (CAO), John provided overall leadership for several of Ledcor’s key shared services including Human Resources, Information Services and the Ledcor Equipment Group. John has also overseen Ledcor’s infrastructure investments and pursuits of Public-Private-Partnership (P3) projects. 

John holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia and Certified Public Accountant in the United States.

Rod Neys
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Ledcor Group of Companies

Rod initially joined the company in 2001 as Vice President and General Counsel.  He was then appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the Ledcor Group of Companies, including legal compliance, M&A, corporate financing, and corporate policy. 

Prior to joining Ledcor, Rod was a Managing Partner at one of Alberta's premier law firms. 
 
Rod has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Alberta. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010 and has an AV peer review rating from Martindale (highest level of professional excellence).

DIVISIONAL EXECUTIVES

Jimmy Byrd
President, Ledcor Technical Services

Jimmy’s oversees Ledcor Technical Services (LTS), Ledcor’s division responsible for building and servicing communication networks for customers across North America
 
Jimmy has been with Ledcor for 10 years. He has been a senior executive for the past 25 years in several industries, such as Telecommunications, Information Technology, Distribution, Timber, and Construction. 
 
Jimmy holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Quentin Huillery
Chief Operating Officer, Constructors (Civil Mining and Infrastructure)

As Chief Operating Officer, Constructors (Civil Mining and Infrastructure), Quentin provides broad oversight, support, and strategic direction to Ledcor’s heavy civil, mining, major projects, highway construction, and highway maintenance operations in Canada and the United States.
Quentin joined Ledcor in 1999 and has over 30 years of North American and international experience in municipal, heavy civil, infrastructure, mining, telecom, and industrial project development, construction, and maintenance.

Quentin has a strong operational leadership background and extensive experience related to project development, including feasibility analysis and advancement of construction projects, followed by successful execution and commissioning of traditional, design-build, and other alternative delivery models, including public-private-partnerships.

Quentin also serves on numerous industry boards and committees, including as a Board Director for the Canadian Construction Association, and was recently the Chair of the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA).

Quentin graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Pat Patterson
President, Ledcor Properties Inc.

Pat is responsible for leading our Properties division and is actively involved with our partners in the acquisition, development, and management of properties in select premier markets across North America.

Pat joined Ledcor in March 2010 as Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President before becoming Chief Operating Office in 2017.

With over 35 years of real estate development experience, Pat has been instrumental in transforming Ledcor Properties from a pure real estate investment platform into a respected residential developer in the United States.

Pat has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University and received a Master of Business Administration from Amberton University.

Dale Posein
Chief Operating Officer, Constructors (Energy and Petrochemical)

As Chief Operating Officer, Constructors (Energy and Petrochemical), Dale is responsible for Ledcor's pipeline and industrial construction groups as well as the Fort McMurray Oil Sands operation team.

During his 35-year career with Ledcor, Dale has gained broad construction experience as Superintendent, General Superintendent, Operations Manager, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and COO Ledcor Pipelines.

His construction experience has been diverse and includes pipeline, fiber-optics, road building, mining, industrial facilities, and SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) projects throughout North America. 

Dale is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Foundation (CEPA) and sits on the CEPA Foundation Planning Committee.

Don Quan
President, Ledcor Resources & Transportation

Don oversees Ledcor’s Resources and Transportation division, which includes Forestry, Marine, and Aviation services.
 
Don joined Ledcor in 2012 as Director, Solid Wood Operations, Resources and Transportation. In 2017, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Forestry and Marine divisions.  Don is a chartered accountant, and over the past 25 years has worked primarily in the forestry industry. His past positions were with both public and private enterprises and the roles varied from senior operating to finance positions.     

Don holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lakehead University. 

Jeff Watt
President, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure

Jeff's diverse construction experience includes commercial, industrial, mining, civil, infrastructure, telecom, and pipeline. He has worked on projects across Canada, the United States, and Southeast Asia for both public and private clients.
 
Jeff joined Ledcor as a Project Manager and since that time has progressed into roles with increased scope and areas of responsibility. He was promoted to Vice President and Senior Vice President before becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Ledcor Contractors in 2012.
 
Jeff has a strong operational and administrative background, combined with extensive experience seeing a project through its lifecycle - including the feasibility analysis, budgeting and tendering of the bid, contract negotiations, and construction - Jeff is well-positioned to take Ledcor’s Energy, Mining and Infrastructure operations into the future.

Russell Zirnhelt
Executive Vice President, Ledcor Construction Limited

As Executive Vice President, Ledcor Construction Limited, Russell is the executive-in-charge for Ledcor Construction and collaborates with Ledcor’s other divisions and construction partners across Canada.

Russell joined Ledcor in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in business, engineering, project management and finance.  At Ledcor, he has held progressively senior positions in Finance, Infrastructure Development and most recently, Construction.

He has played a key role and held board positions on several of Ledcor’s major projects including; the Teck Acute Care Centre (the BC Children's and BC Women's Redevelopment Project Phase 2), Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway, Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link Project, and Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SW Stoney Trail).

Russell Zirnhelt has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Entrepreneurship from San Diego State University - California State University in 2006.