International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC

Ian MacGregor

Chairman, North West Upgrading

Ian MacGregor


Ian MacGregor is president, chief executive and board chairman at North West Upgrading Incorporated, which is building an $8.5-billion refinery northeast of Edmonton, Canada. MacGregor has led North West Capital, a private investment company, and its predecessors since 1974. His specialty is starting from scratch, usually with a novel idea or at the very least a different approach, and having the tenacity to operationalize it and make it a success. He continues to have significant interests and involvement in many of the Alberta-based companies which he founded.

The refinery – the first to be built in Canada in three decades – is the first designed with an integrated system to capture carbon dioxide produced during the refining process.

Special Exhibits

The Boilermaker History Preservation Department will have a very special exhibit showcasing many different aspects of our Boilermaker legacy.

The exhibit will open daily one hour before convening the convention and will close one hour after adjournment.