Minnesota Limited President, Christopher Leines, announced his plan to retire effective March 31, 2016.
After much reflection and a lifelong career dedicated to Minnesota Limited, this was a decision that was not taken lightly. “We thank and congratulate Chris on an extremely successful career. Chris is well respected by customers, vendors and industry peers. Throughout his tenure, Chris’s leadership has successfully driven a best in class level of performance for safety and quality,” said Douglas Banning, CEO. “I have asked Chris to stay on as an Executive Consultant to assist in making a seamless transition.”
April 1, 2016 marked the beginning of a new era for Minnesota Limited as Ted Crowe accepted the position of President of Minnesota Limited. Ted began his career at Leonard Pipeline Contractors in 1977 where he spent 17 years as project manager, project administrator, chief accountant, and vice president. He then spent the next four years at Northern Pipeline Construction in the US Pipeline Division as vice president of pipeline construction. With over 38 years of experience managing small and multi-million dollar pipeline construction and maintenance projects across the country, Ted started his tenure with Minnesota Limited in 1999. Ted has worked as project manager, director of operations, and vice president of operations before assuming his new role as President. “Ted has assembled a great operations team over the past few years. I am confident in Ted’s leadership and his ability to continue to grow our transmission pipeline construction business with the key strategies of maintaining the highest level of safety and quality,” Banning added.