Sean Surerus is taking the reins as president of Surerus Pipeline.
His appointment was effective Jan. 22, the company, along with the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV), announced Thursday.
Surerus takes over the role from his father Brian, who founded the company in 1969 and will remain active in the company's operations as CEO.
"It is with great pleasure that we announce Sean is moving into the role of president," Brian Surerus said in a statement.
"This is a natural progression after Sean's leadership in helping to grow the business from a regional contractor to one of the largest pipeline construction companies in Canada, and particularly with the development of SMJV. In addition to a great understanding of the company's history, Sean has a deep knowledge of Surerus' people and values. Under Sean's leadership, we have a clear plan for the company's future and its continued success."
Sean Surerus joined the company in 2001, and has served as the company's vice president since 2012, and of SMJV for the past three years. He will remain on the joint venture's executive and board of directors.
"I look forward to leading the company into this next exciting phase," he said.
"It is an honour to continue the excellent work my father has done over the past 48 years in building Surerus Pipeline Inc. into an industry leader in Canadian pipeline construction."
Surerus has installed more than 7,000 kilometres of pipeline since the company was launched in 1969, according to a company profile.
The Surerus Murphy Joint Venture recently built Pembina's $235-million Northeast B.C. expansion, and has been selected to install 185 kilometres of pipeline between Black Pines and Merritt as part of the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Also announced Thursday was the appointment of Chris Pezoulas as Vice President – Operations at SMJV. His appointment follows a 25-year career at TransCanada Pipelines, where he was most recently project director of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.
"Chris is a tremendous addition to our team," SMJV President Mick Fitzpatrick said.
"His vast experience as an industry leader and his familiarity with SMJV will ensure a seamless transition from Sean and support our successful pursuit of new opportunities. I am confident that we will continue to be the company of choice for our people and our clients by delivering safe and quality work."