Kelly Gillam

President, Acheson, AB

Mr. Gillam founded Pipeworx Ltd. in 2007 and has served as President of the organization since the company sold to PLH Group in 2013. Pipeworx is a leading pipeline construction company based in Canada. With an emphasis on safety and quality, Mr. Gillam provides professional leadership and business strategy, and is fully integrated into the oil and gas industry. Additionally, he is an advocate of community involvement, and has led his team in supporting organizations such as Threads of Life, Canadian Rodeo, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation, and local athletic organizations.

In addition to founding Pipeworx, he also founded Kellam Pipelines Ltd., which has since been acquired by Pipeworx, and Pinnacle Pipe and Heavy Haul Ltd., which is also now a PLH Group company.

With over 29 years of experience in the pipeline construction industry, Mr. Gillam is diversified in all aspects of the business. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to the development of strong safety cultures and quality work. He has experience working in various oil and gas construction positions, including labourer, operator, welder, foreman, superintendent, and project manager. He also holds Red Seal certifications as a Journeyman Welder and Autobody Repair.

While Mr. Gillam’s experience has positioned him for success, he credits past, current, and future success in the quality of his team. Many of his employees have worked with him for over 18 years, and some as many as 27 years. His wife, Tracy, has worked alongside him throughout his career, providing significant contributions to all aspects of the businesses they have successfully managed and grown.

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