Movers & Shakers Spotlight – Megan Pingkian

Megan Pingkian is the Assistant Controller at Heartland Asphalt Materials, which is a part of Delta Companies Inc., the Colas USA subsidiary that operates in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Read more about Megan through the following spotlight.

Describe your role to someone who is not familiar with the construction industry or Colas USA.
My main role is to support management, operations, customers, and vendors. I support those areas by providing accurate and timely information. Some of my specific tasks are developing budgets, forecasts, financial analysis, balancing inventory, and processing customer tickets.

What has been your favorite project so far?
One of my favorite projects was being on the Delta Safety Steering Team. It was a great opportunity to get out of the office and visit many of our locations. It was awesome to learn so much about other people within the company and our operations. Helping spread the message that Delta cares about all employees returning home safely is an awesome message to share!

What drew you to working within the construction industry?
I have always been drawn towards construction. On a small scale, growing up I worked with my dad renovating our family home and have continued renovations at my home as an adult. I also worked at Lowe’s starting in High School and worked all through college. Not exactly apples to oranges but similarities exist.

What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day?
I am motivated by my desire to learn. I enjoy getting the opportunity to learn something new and also to share things I know with others.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I took a once in a lifetime trip to the Philippines with my family this year. We had a blast and I am very thankful to all those that took on extra tasks allowing me to have a stress-free time away!

From her nomination:

“Megan enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with others across all areas of the company. If a question is asked and she doesn’t know the answer, Megan quickly digs in and figures out the what and the why to develop a true understanding so she can share her findings and fully explain her answers. She dedicates time each month to teach operational team members detailed information about monthly P&Ls and how costs are calculated in different business units. This helps our team become more aware of positive and negative impacts across the company.”