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Welcome to the CCI Group of Companies Denis Pellerin, Managing Director for CCI Inc.
Mr. Denis Pellerin’s role will be to develop CCI’s Engineering and EPC capabilities outside the North American market. He will be based out of Paris, France.
Denis Pellerin is a Civil Engineer from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1983) and has received his MBA from INSEAD (1990). He has 35 years of experience in the trenchless crossings industry.
In 1985, he joined the start-up company, HDI, as a field engineer. HDI became one of the world’s foremost HDD contractors, introducing Horizontal Directional Drilling into Europe, Australia and several countries in Africa, South East Asia and South America. During those pioneering years, Denis and his HDI colleagues introduced new HDD technics, such as buoyancy control systems for large diameter pipelines, entry casings for pilot holes and gravel shield reamers.
After serving as Site Engineer, Project Manager, Operations Manager and Commercial Manager, Denis was appointed Managing Director of HDI SA in 1991.
Throughout his career, Denis has implemented Horizontal Directional Drilling, Direct Pipe®, Microtunneling, Pipe Ramming and Auger Drilling technologies, sometimes combining technics in order to gain optimal efficiency.
His career with HDI has taken him on more than 2200 trenchless crossings projects, spanning more than 40 different countries worldwide, all safely concluded.
Together with HDI, Denis received several industry recognitions, in Australia (1987), USA (1999), Europe (2011) and France (2012, 2015 and 2018), for innovative HDD projects onshore, as well as marine based. He was a founding member and the first treasurer of the professional organization DCA Europe in 1994 and served as its Vice-President from 2008 to 2016.
The CCI Group of Companies are pleased to have Denis join our team.
At CCI, our forestry professionals understand the importance of a well-executed plan done in a professional, time efficient, cost effective and safe manner, while always keeping the environmental commitments for the client’s social responsibility in mind. Our forestry personnel are the most experienced and qualified people in the industry and continue to provide a service that is second to none.
Recently, CCI was awarded a major contract from the Alberta Energy Regulator to restore and reclaim linear disturbances within the Richardson Caribou Range in the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo. This is all based on an RFP designed by our very talented Environmental and Forestry teams.
The objective of the work is to reduce or eliminate the anthropogenic linear disturbances that exist between the two major fires that burned in the area over the last 10 years, thus, creating a contiguous forest area over time.
Some of the benefits of the program will include:
- Defragmenting Woodland Caribou habitat, thereby reducing predation on linear disturbance
- Increasing suitable nesting habitat for Cape May Warblers
- Increasing biodiversity (both floral and faunal)
- Supporting Indigenous Community sustainability objectives
- Supporting Federal and Provincial Woodland Caribou and Yellow Warble sustainability objectives
These professionals help control the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of the forests to meet diverse needs and values for a multitude of industries.
The silviculture group develops and implements long term strategic 20-year plans to effectively manage renewable resources for countless companies including the oil and gas industry.
This is only one of many restoration projects that CCI Inc. is working on and we are proud to be a part of the ongoing efforts throughout the Caribou Zones in both Alberta and British Columbia.
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Welcome to the CCI Group of Companies Neil Smith, Managing Director for CCI & Associates Inc.
Mr. Neil Smith’s role will be to further develop CCI & Associates Engineering and EPC capabilities for specialized projects. He will be based out of our Houston office.
Neil graduated, with honors, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1983. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Neil brings, to CCI & Associates and its clients, 30 years’ HDD experience in complex, long and large diameter Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) crossings using steel, HDPE and FPVC pipe, at environmentally sensitive sites, in rural and congested urban areas, for shore landings and offshore in open waters. He has been instrumental in enabling the advancement of trenchless technology to benefit the industry and enable optimum project solutions.
Neil has over 30 years’ experience in leading international HDD contracting companies. Before assuming executive management roles, he gained experience in the HDD sector as project engineer, site manager, project manager and general manager. Neil’s accomplishments include building world class companies, delivering many challenging and significant projects (several recognized with industry awards) and the development of niche businesses in marine based HDD crossings (shore approaches and water-to-water crossings).
Neil has won multiple awards for his work with trenchless technology groups. In years past, he has been active in trade specific professional organizations and served as the President of the Directional Crossing Contractors Association.
The CCI Group of Companies are pleased to have Neil join our team.