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Ledcor Group makes executive leadership changes


September 15, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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The Ledcor Group of Companies has announced several appointments on its executive leadership team.

Ron Stevenson assumes a new role as vice-chair of Ledcor Group of Companies.

Stevenson, whose career with Ledcor spans over 50 years, will support Ledcor’s major operating groups with strategic pursuits. He started in the field as an equipment operator in Northern Alberta and went on to hold many field-based positions.

From there, he moved into progressively more senior management positions in telecommunications, infrastructure, pipeline and industrial. He also played an integral role in Ledcor’s geographic diversification into B.C., Ontario and the U.S. in the 1980s. In 2002, he took on the role of president of Ledcor Industries, and in 2016 he was promoted to president of Ledcor Group of Companies. Stevenson has been a member of the Ledcor board of directors for over 37 years.

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Tom Lassu has been promoted to president for the Ledcor Group of Companies. In this role, Lassu will support Ledcor’s major operating groups with strategic relationships.

He will also lead executive succession planning at Ledcor and continue to drive inclusion and diversity initiatives. A Professional Engineer, Lassu has been with Ledcor for over 35 years. He has worked in a variety of capacities in the field as a project engineer and as an operations manager, and then moved into senior leadership roles of vice-president, and senior vice-president of major operating groups.

In 2016, Lassu became president of Ledcor Industries. He has been a member of the Ledcor board of directors since 2014.

Jeff Watt has been promoted to president, Ledcor Industries. Watt will continue to provide leadership to the executive team of Ledcor Constructors, and in his expanded role, he will also assume oversight of Ledcor’s Construction and LTS operating groups.

During Watt’s 20-year tenure with Ledcor, he has developed a deep understanding of Ledcor’s diversified business and operations having held several executive leadership positions in oil & gas, mining, pipeline and infrastructure. Watt has been president of Ledcor’s energy, mining and infrastructure operations since 2017, and has been a member of the Ledcor board of directors for two years.

“These executive changes demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing our people,” says Dave Lede, chair and chief executive officer of Ledcor Group of Companies. “Shaping and refining our senior leadership model and succession strategy will strengthen our executive team for the future.”