Brad was born and raised in Saskatchewan’s great North and is a member of the Buffalo River Dene Nation. Brad has specialized his professional development around the engagement of Indigenous people in the industrial mining, metal fabrication, power production, and industrial construction field. Creating sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships between Industry and the Indigenous community is the largest contribution and main focus of Brad’s career. Developing a robust Indigenous workforce is of high priority to Brad, and he has leading experience in developing corporate initiatives to increase Indigenous inclusion in any operation with the objective of growing tomorrow’s labor force and leaders.
Brad has held past executive positions as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Saskatchewan’s largest Indigenous owned Industrial Contracting firm, and currently holds the position as President of STC Industrial Contracting Limited Partnership one of Saskatchewan’s fastest growing Industrial Contracting firms serving the industrial sector. Brad also sits on the SREDA board of directors and participates in several local charitable foundations in the Saskatoon area. Brad’s educational background includes an Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics Certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, a certificate in Strategic Alliances from UBC Executive Education, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from UofS.
Mr. Howdle brings over 20 years of construction and management experience to STCI. Beginning his career in Alberta, he also worked in the Vancouver region of British Columbia before returning home to Saskatchewan in 2005. He has held roles of progressive responsibility, including leading teams of hundreds of individuals driving annual revenues of over $40M/yr. Mr. Howdle is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a licensed Red Seal journeyman. He has also served on major regional boards including Vice-Chair for the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee in Alberta, the Chairperson for Merit Contractors Association of Saskatchewan and on the Advisory Council for the Saskatchewan Construction Association.