The CCI Group of Companies recently added Denis Pellerin as managing director for CCI Inc. His role will be to develop CCI’s engineering and EPC capabilities outside the North American market.
Pellerin is a civil engineer from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and received his master of business administration from INSEAD. 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 (HDD) 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 techniques, 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, Pellerin was appointed managing director of HDI SA in 1991.
Throughout his career, Pellerin has implemented HDD, Direct Pipe, microtunneling, pipe ramming and auger drilling technologies, sometimes combining techniques in order to gain optimal efficiency.
His career with HDI has taken him on more than 2,200 trenchless crossings projects, spanning more than 40 different countries worldwide, all safely concluded.
Together with HDI, Pellerin received several industry accolades, in Australia, the United States, Europe and France, 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.
Pellerin will be based in Paris.
SOURCE – CCI