McKinstry Honored with Outstanding Company Leadership Award from Pivotal Leaders

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The Pivotal Leaders Network has presented McKinstry with an Outstanding Company Leadership Award recognizing the firm’s culture of innovation that has fostered leadership among their ranks. In the past two years, three McKinstry employees have been selected by their cleantech industry peers as Pivotal Leaders, an annual list of the most promising Northwest business leaders in clean technology and sustainability.

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There is a culture of innovation at work within McKinstry that is exemplary in the cleantech industry.

The Pivotal Leaders Network has presented McKinstry with an Outstanding Company Leadership Award recognizing the firm’s outstanding contribution to building a sustainable economy in the Northwest through innovation and business leadership. Gregg Semler, executive director of the Pivotal Leaders Network, presented the award to McKinstry at the Pivotal Leaders Cleantech Breakfast Club in Portland on July 26, acknowledging the firm’s culture of innovation that has fostered individual leadership among their ranks. In the past two years, three McKinstry employees: David Allen, principal and executive vice-president in charge of brand development; Ash Awad, vice-president of energy and facility solutions and Nancy Hamilton, director of business development in Oregon have been named to the Pivotal Leaders list of the most promising Northwest business leaders in clean technology and sustainability. All three attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of McKinstry.

“The level of innovation and leadership McKinstry continually demonstrates through their work in multiple areas of sustainable building and operations is impressive, so it is not surprising that their peers in the cleantech world have identified more McKinstry employees as Pivotal Leaders than any other single company in the Northwest,” said Gregg Semler, executive director of the Pivotal Leaders Network. “That tells us there is a culture of innovation at work within McKinstry that is exemplary in the cleantech industry, and for that, we wanted to present them with this Pivotal Leaders Outstanding Company Leadership Award.”

“I am pleased to receive this Outstanding Company Leadership Award on behalf of McKinstry,” said David Allen, principal and executive vice-president of McKinstry. “As a company, McKinstry strives to foster innovative thinking by rewarding people who take the lead in coming up with fresh ideas and driving new programs, so receiving this award is truly a celebration of that effort.”

“Pivotal Leaders is an amazing network that is doing great things to promote business leaders in the Northwest’s cleantech sector, and this award takes that a step further by acknowledging a company for its contribution,” said Ash Awad, vice-president of energy and facility solutions at McKinstry. “I believe I can speak for my esteemed colleagues in saying we’re very proud that McKinstry has achieved this recognition and that we have the privilege of representing the company as Pivotal Leaders.”

“It’s wonderful to see McKinstry being recognized not only for its accomplishments, but for its culture that has helped to drive the kind of innovation that is putting the Northwest on the map nationally and internationally,” said Nancy Hamilton, director of business development for McKinstry in Oregon. “My goal is to continue to grow McKinstry’s presence in Oregon. The fact that our company has Pivotal Leader representation from both Oregon and Washington speaks to our collaborative, innovative approach to what we do, and more broadly to the growth of the cleantech industries here in the Northwest.”

The Pivotal Leaders Network, which launched in 2010, uses an annual community-nomination/peer selection process to identify the most promising business leaders from across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia who are likely to lead successful clean technology companies in the region over the next three to five years. By identifying these top prospective C-level leaders, the network seeks to stimulate investment and expand resources – both human and financial – to help grow the sustainable economy in the Northwest.

Each month the Pivotal Leaders Network holds Cleantech Breakfast Club events in Portland and Seattle. These invitation-only breakfasts feature speakers from within the Pivotal Leaders Network and provide the Pivotal Leaders with opportunities to connect, collaborate and learn from each other while engaging with members of the larger business community.

To learn more about how you can become a sponsor member of the Pivotal Leaders Network, go to http://pivotal-leaders.com/sponsors.

About McKinstry

Established in 1960, McKinstry is a a leader in innovative construction and energy solutions with over 1,600 employees and approximately $400 million in annual revenue. McKinstry’s professional staff and trades people deliver consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. As an early adopter of the design, build, operate, and maintain process, the company advocates collaborative and sustainable solutions that are designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and ultimately optimize client profitability for the life of their building.

About Pivotal Leaders

Pivotal Leaders is a business network created by the Portland, OR venture capital firm Pivotal Investments, with presenting sponsors Perkins Coie, Ernst & Young, Portland General Electric, the University of Oregon and the Portland Development Commission and contributing sponsors AterWynne, Davis Wright Tremaine, Heidrick & Struggles, Nike, Skanska, Stoel Rives, UK Trade & Investment and Weyerhaeuser. Pivotal Leaders was founded to identify and recognize the top prospective business leaders in the Northwest and to support them in furthering the region’s leadership potential in the clean technology sector. Find out more about this exciting network at our website and please follow us on Twitter (@PivotalLeaders), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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