Mary Panteluk, Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.
Mary Panteluk is the VP of human resources at Kelly
Panteluk Construction Ltd. (KPCL), as well as a
sitting board member for the Saskatchewan Heavy
Construction Association. While Panteluk has been full-time in her position
at KPCL for eight years, her family’s legacy in the heavy construction
industry and with SHCA goes back decades.
“My grandparents joined the Roadbuilders
Association in the 1960s and were members
for a number of years,” she said. “There was a
lapse in membership in the ‘80s and early ‘90s
when the company’s leadership was transitioning
from my grandfather, Walter ‘Jumbo’
Panteluk, to my father, Kelly Panteluk.”
Kelly rejoined the association in the late
1990s and served on the board throughout the
mid-2000s, helping to transition the association from the Roadbuilders
to the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association it is today.
Panteluk is proud to continue her family’s legacy with SHCA, participating
as a member and serving on the board herself.
“We continue to see the SHCA as a voice for our industry and believe
in the power of numbers when challenged with similar issues to effectively
make changes for the good of industry,” she said.
Panteluk offered some thoughts about the experiences and benefits
that come with SHCA membership.
In what ways do you
participate in SHCA?
While KPCL has been a member for a number of years, I did not personally
start participating until 2015. Since then, I continue to attend
events regularly to network with fellow contractors and suppliers, and
joined the board in November 2016 to serve the membership with a focus
on influencing decision-makers regarding the negative implications
on small- to medium-sized business owners of unbalanced employment,
procurement and worker compensation regulations.
While some headway has been made, many of these items continue to
be challenges for our members and for a number of other industries. The
board’s relationship with external associations and industry groups is one
example of how we are building support for common issues to bring forward
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Kelly and Mary
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