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Published: Summer, 2007; Vol 9, Num 2

 

McKibbon, Perry Bolster LHSFNA Board

Adding fresh perspective to the leadership of the LHSFNA, Terrance L. McKibbon and Kenneth N. Perry were elected as the newest management members of the Board of Trustees at the annual LIUNA Tri-Funds Conference in March and attended their first official meeting in April.

McKibbon is the President of Aecon Civil and Utilities Group, leading the civil engineering and utilities division of one of the largest and best-known construction companies in Canada. Aecon’s brand message is “Experience, Innovation, Quality – Building Things that Matter.” It has been in operation for more than 100 years and employs hundreds of LIUNA members.

Reflecting his personal commitment to occupational safety, McKibbon, on behalf of Aecon and his division, was awarded the 2006 James L. Abraham Pipeline Construction Safety Award in the category of Pipeline Distribution (20,000 and over manhours worked).

McKibbon came to Aecon in 1996 after 15 years in a variety of construction management positions. In 1997, he was honored with the Canadian Construction Association’s Gold Seal Project Manager Certification. In his present position, he manages approximately 1,500 employees who specialize in infrastructure construction services including road building and civil and utility construction throughout Canada as well as the supply of asphalt and aggregate products in Ontario, the nation’s largest province. <>In addition to his new position on the LHSFNA board, McKibbon serves on the boards of Aecon-Lafarge Caledon, the Aecon-Alarie Joint Venture, the Utility Contractors Association of Ontario, the Ontario Roadbuilders Association and the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada. He attended Carleton University, focusing on Geology and Integrated Science as well as Economics.

Since 2004, Perry has served as the Senior Director, Industrial Relations, for Fluor Constructors International, Inc., based in Greenville, SC. In that position, he oversees all aspects of the corporation’s labor and industrial relations programs in North America.

Perry maintains excellent relationships with union representatives at the local, regional and national levels and provides advice and guidance to project management personnel in labor relations. An important component of that advice and guidance involves his commitment to the health and safety of Fluor’s workforce.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis, CA, Perry began his professional career at a Fluor subsidiary in Los Angeles in 1974. He advanced through other Fluor operations in Anchorage and Valdez (Alaska), Esfahan (Iran), Judibana and Cardon (Venezuela), Houston (TX) and Toledo (OH) with several stops in Irvine (CA) along the way. In 1987, he accepted a position as Director of Industrial Relations for the Associated General Contractors of California. Later, he worked for Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. and Dillingham Construction N.A., Inc. before returning to Fluor in 2001.

After study and work for several years in Latin America, Perry is fluent in Spanish. 

“What we want from our Board is strong oversight and strategic insight,” says the LHSFNA’s Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck. “With Ken Perry and Teri McKibbon, we’ve added significant new breadth and depth to our Board’s perspective. I look forward to working with each of these men.”

[Steve Clark]