May 15, 2015 - Over the course of 2014, LMS implemented far-reaching changes to our install crews and field organization in both BC and the Prairies. With these changes, we are confident that LMS install is once again the very best in the business.
Specifics of these changes include:
BC – Introduction of General Foreman
We promoted six of our top producing foreman into new roles as General Foremen. Reporting directly to our VP-Operations, Greg Hubbard, each General Foreman now has responsibility for crew sizes of between 40 and 60 ironworkers and between 3 and 10 projects at any given time.
The feedback we have received from our customers on this change has been universally positive. The General Foremen have the skills and customer focus to ensure that all production issues are resolved proactively, and customer issues are addressed promptly. Their more dedicated focus allows them to give each project the full management attention it deserves.
Our General Foremen:
- Pete Hendricks: Pete has been an ironworker for 22 years and has been with LMS for 17 years. Over these years, Pete has developed a reputation as one of the top ironworkers in the province.
- Jarrod Palosaari: Jarrod has been with LMS for 15 years and has consistently shown an extraordinary ability as an ironworker and leader. Two of Jarrod’s recent successes include the Central and King George Station projects.
- Ken Davis: Ken is a veteran ironworker with 27 years’ experience, 14 of those with LMS. Among the many projects Ken has successfully led is the Confederation Bridge, connecting PEI and New Brunswick, a 58,000 ton project.
- Andrew Reid: Andrew has been an ironworker for 15 years. Until recently, Andrew ran all of LMS’s commercial/residential projects in BC and now brings his vast experience in running projects to his General Foreman role.
- Wyatt Coupland: Wyatt has been with LMS for 11 years and has consistently demonstrated an unparalleled drive to succeed on each and every assignment he is given. In addition to his General Foreman role, Wyatt heads up LMS’ PT division.
- Brandan Joseph: The youngest of the General Foreman, Brandan has very quickly developed a reputation as one of the most capable and determined leaders in the LMS field.
Alberta & the Prairies– New Field Leadership, Better Results
LMS’ Regional General Manager, Marcel La Marche, made it his top priority to improve and develop our field forces in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. After two years of hard work, the results of Marcel’s efforts are paying off. Over the past year, LMS’ placing has become far more efficient, and our responsiveness to the needs of each project has increased substantially. Not happy to leave good enough alone, Marcel will continue in his daily drive to ensure that LMS brings the highest level of skill and dedication to every project.