We are pleased to announce, John Tikkanen, senior advisor to Shawcor, has been elected President of the 2018-2019 IPLOCA Board of Directors. He assumed the position at the 52nd Annual Convention held in London, UK and will serve a one-year term.
Tikkanen joined Shawcor in 1981 as a business analyst with Shaw Pipe Protection in Calgary and assumed increasing responsibility within the company, including his role as president of Bredero Shaw based in Houston, Texas from 2005 to 2013. Since 2013, he has been supporting corporate activities of the company as Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning from 2014 to 2016 and in his most recent Senior Advisory role reporting to the CEO.
IPLOCA (International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association) is governed by a volunteer board of directors of up to 25 owners and senior executives of major pipeline contractors and service companies. With members in more than 40 countries, IPLOCA represents some 250 of the key players in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry worldwide.