BFI operates with a labour relations team consisting of management, labour advisors, coordinators and administrators based in a variety of office locations and project sites in BFI’s three key markets of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. This group oversees the large team of site supervision and trades personnel.
Our management group continues to grow in size and sophistication along with BFI’s overall growth. The team has experience in construction, in construction labour management and in the industries for which BFI supplies construction labour. This direct knowledge from years of experience contributes to the team’s impressive record of productive relations among all the parties: owners, construction companies, employees and unions.
President & General Manager
Shawn joined BFI as President and General Manager in March 2011, bringing with him 36 years of experience in the construction industry, during which time he amassed many years’ experience working as a labour relations specialist on behalf of owner groups and contractors, as a union representative, business agent and shop steward, sitting on a number of boards and committees, and working as a certified boilermaker on major projects.
Prior to joining BFI, Shawn spent approximately one year as a Senior Labour Relations Manager and was then promoted to Director of Human Resources for Kellogg, Brown, Root (KBR) Canada, where he stayed for two years. Before that Shawn was on a Suncor project site as a Shutdown Labour Relations Manager for Transfield Asset Management Services, and was Labour Relations Adviser to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Prior to this period working for industry, Shawn spent a number of years working as a union business representative and chief steward.
Shawn has an academic background in the general arts program at Concordia College in Edmonton, and completed a paralegal course in Edmonton. Shawn earned his journeyman boilermaker’s ticket from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).