Dean Olafson – Vice President Major Projects
Dean comes to IPAC with an extensive background in the oil and gas industry with proven abilities in the areas of leadership, operations and project management. Dean has held numerous executive and leadership roles throughout his thirty year career with experience in establishing and implementing strategy, organizational development and structure, project and corporate management as well as operational processes.
Dean’s industry knowledge includes all aspects of construction and project management. He is familiar with current industry regulations pertaining to health, safety and environment, quality assurance and human resources. His education includes a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Calgary. Being a long time Calgary resident, Dean is also very active in community and industry associations including numerous volunteer positions at the Haskayne School of Business and the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.
With IPAC, Dean will continue to focus on the development of processes and procedures to drive efficiency, consistency and excellence in project delivery. His collaborative and empowering style of leadership engages his colleagues and is an excellent fit at IPAC.
In between work, community and volunteer services, you may find Dean enjoying several of his favourite physical activities including wakeboarding, wakesurfing and skiing. Dean was a CSIA Level II Ski Instructor in his younger days and he can still beat his kids down the mountain.