Strategic Leadership Team

Mike Scott

President

Mike Scott was appointed President of Allteck Limited Partnership (Allteck) and Canadian Utility Construction Corporation (CUC) on March 1st of 2020, having transitioned from the role of Chief Operating Officer which he held over the last 4 years. Mike joined Allteck in 2001 and has accumulated 28 years of experience in the utility construction industry. Mike’s extensive field experience with transmission and distribution construction projects has provided him with the expertise and knowledge required for operational execution and business excellence. During his years in the field, Mike built a strong reputation as a safe, respectful and conscientious Journeyman Powerline Technician. In keeping with Allteck and CUC’s company rules, Mike mandates that everyone gives the highest priority to the health & safety of the employees and the public and that means maintaining a diverse, respectful, and healthy workplace. These commitments guide Mike in his daily business decisions as he drives the companies to continuous growth.

Rob Beard

Chief Financial Officer

Rob is a Chief Financial Officer who works with his colleagues to improve company profitability through a process of continuous improvement in business and communication strategies.

Rob believes that teamwork and inclusion build high performance work teams whereby each employee grows and contributes positively towards the achievement of the corporation’s goals.

Rob has garnered his experiences working in various industries across Western Canada including forestry, heavy equipment sales, construction in both electrical industrial and specialty services and most recently in foundation construction for another Quanta Services company. Throughout his career he has developed his leadership abilities in Finance, Accounting, IT, and Human Resources.

Rob is a Certified Professional Accountant and received his designation in 2007.

Rob attended Mount Royal College in Calgary, where he obtained his Accounting Diploma (honours) and Advanced Accounting Certificate. Prior to that he obtained his Bachelors of Physical Education at the University of Calgary.

Patty Edwards

Vice President Business Management

Patty joined Allteck in March 2013 with 26 years of experience spanning both the utility and financial services industries. She focuses on business process improvement and strategy. Patty worked at BC Hydro Construction Services for 6 years where she held the positions of Operations Manager and Construction Field Manager. Prior to working at BC Hydro, she spent 20 years working in financial services where she gained experience in project analysis, project management and product marketing. She also managed a client service area and led the team responsible for delivering services and solutions to corporate and individual clients.

Kerry McDowell

Vice President of Operations

Kerry McDowell joined as the Area Manager for Regina in November of 2016. Since that time he has moved to BC and become the Area Manager for Projects and most recently accepted the role of Vice President of Operations. He brings with him an extensive management background in the agriculture industry, sales as well as project construction management. Kerry’s views on leadership align closely to CUC’s Core Values as he believes that removing the barriers for his team will allow them to succeed and reach their fullest potential. He also comes with a strong background in safety having completed his Safety Management with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Assoc. Leadership for Safety Excellence, OHC Level 1 & 2.

Bruce Scott

Vice President Support Services

Bruce is a Journeyman Powerline Technician by trade with over 22 years of experience in transmission and distribution operations. Bruce brings expertise in construction and estimating, has held positions of increasing authority in Western Canada, and also led the planning and execution of barehand projects in Africa for a period of 1 year.

Bruce joined Allteck in 2001 and presently oversees the Fleet and Stores department, ensuring Allteck’s equipment and tools are reliable, safe, and compliant with Customer and industry requirements and best practices. Bruce continues to identify efficiencies and opportunities that strengthen our relationships with Clients, improve operational processes and systems, and position Allteck for success during project delivery.

Geena Jackson

Vice President Indigenous Advancement & Business Development

As the Vice President of Indigenous Advancement and Business Development, Geena leads the management and communications of internal and external Indigenous & Community Relations Strategies and corporate clients as well as Allteck’s internal Corporate Indigenous Training. She is an expert in creating successful operational and strategic plans to benefit clients and first nations alike; including assessing capacity to maximize inclusion for all members including employment and training, small business procurement, social investment, revenue sharing, and plan implementation and reporting.

Geena is a proud member of the Sechelt Nation and as a passionate advocate for Indigenous Rights, she previously worked with the Squamish Nation for 11 years. She was a lead in procurement, partnerships and fostering relationship with industries for Major Capital Projects and the Project Administrator of the Squamish Nation Trust and the Small Business Officer, where she assisted the development of over 500 Indigenous businesses with Squamish Nation member entrepreneurs. Geena is especially proud to have 5 of her Squamish Nation Businesses win the B.C. Aboriginal Achievement Awards in the last 4 years.

Geena is passionate about organizing fundraising events and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Indigenous initiatives such as The Residential Day Scholars fundraiser, the Squamish Nation annual Trades Centre Fundraiser, and she is the Executive Director of the International Indigenous Film Festival.

Geena has a Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Communications from BCIT.

Kerry Penner

Vice President Project Management Office

As Vice President of PMO, Kerry leads the Project Management Office at Allteck and Canadian Utility Construction. An accomplished business leader with 25 years’ experience in Operations, Project Management and Engineering Consulting, Kerry has a diverse background in the pulp and paper, oil and gas, utility, and clean energy industries.

Over the past 10 years, Kerry has held several senior leadership roles including Vice President, Operations with Clean Energy Consulting and Director of Engineering & Technical Services with Allnorth Consultants where he provided business leadership and led numerous strategic initiatives focused on business transformation, operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Earlier in his career, Kerry worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the pulp and paper and oil and gas industries in Western Canada. Kerry’s strong analytical skills, keen attention to detail, and his penchant to deliver practical and quality solutions were well regarded by his colleagues and customers alike.

Kerry graduated as the top student in the Faculty of Engineering from UVic in 1994 and completed his Master of Applied Science Degree from UBC in 1998.

Chris Grajek

Director of Health and Safety

As Allteck’s Director of Health and Safety since 2006, Chris manages and coordinates health, safety, work method and environmental programs and initiatives. Chris leads a team of trades trainers and field safety coordinators for local and international construction and maintenance activities. He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with extensive experience in heavy construction, high voltage transmission/distribution/substation projects, remote and heavy terrain environments, air and marine logistical operations, and various specialized work methods for the electrical utility sector. Chris is involved with a number transmission and distribution partnership task teams and is an active member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Dean Montgomery

Corporate Strategy Advisor – Indigenous Advancement

Dean leads Allteck’s Indigenous Advancement team, whose purpose is developing collaborative economic relationships with Indigenous Communities, in a climate of respect for the cultures and values of Indigenous people.

Dean is Métis and has spent his career working towards the improvement of Indigenous people through economic development. He currently specializes in developing and structuring new business partnerships, joint ventures and Indigenous inclusion strategies with First Nation communities and businesses.

Previously a pioneer in the Canadian eco-tourism industry, he was an owner of a premier Canadian brand in the Service and Hospitality industry, as well as a Director for a Sprott Resource Corp. company, which promoted Indigenous inclusion and environmental best practices.

Dean majored in Environmental Science at Carleton University, studied at the UBC Sauder School of Business (real estate division) and attains a CSC (Canadian Securities Course).