It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Craig Pottruff, the Trans Mountain SCM Strategic Integration Lead from Calgary, Alberta. Craig Pottruff tragically death on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, after a car accident near Revelstoke. Craig’s untimely death has left a void in the hearts of those who knew and worked with him. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Who Was Craig Pottruff?
Craig Pottruff, the Trans Mountain SCM Strategic Integration Lead, was a resident of Calgary, Alberta. He was a highly educated and accomplished individual, having completed his studies at the University of Regina and the Schulich School of Business at York University. Craig obtained a Masters Certificate in Project Management and held the esteemed PMP certification. Throughout his career, he demonstrated a strong expertise in contract management and strategic sourcing, making significant contributions to various projects in the energy industry.
Craig’s educational journey included completing his studies at the University of Regina and pursuing further education at the Schulich School of Business. He obtained a Masters Certificate in Project Management and was a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Throughout his career, Craig worked in various roles, including as a Contract Specialist with CNRL, a Senior Contract Specialist for Northern Gateway Pipelines, and in a similar capacity with Enbridge, Midstream Major Projects.
In his most recent position, Craig served as the Strategic Integration Lead for Supply Chain Management at Trans Mountain. His responsibilities included developing strategic contracting plans and sourcing strategies for the pipeline system that transported crude oil products to the Pacific coast for export to new markets. He was highly regarded for his expertise and dedication to his work in the energy industry.
What Happened to Craig Pottruff?
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, a tragic collision occurred near Revelstoke, resulting in the untimely death of Craig Pottruff. The details surrounding the nature of the accident have not been fully disclosed at this time. The news of his passing deeply saddened those who knew him, with many friends and acquaintances remembering the good times and laughter shared with Craig.
A devastating collision occurred to the east of Revelstoke, causing a complete closure of Highway 1, a crucial route connecting Revelstoke and Golden. The incident occurred on a Saturday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m., leading to the closure of both eastbound and westbound lanes.
As a result, travelers were left with no alternative routes, and they had no choice but to remain in their vehicles until the roadway was accessible again, which finally happened around 9 p.m. The accident caused a prolonged standstill on a segment of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia, leaving commuters and travelers in a state of distress and uncertainty. Despite the impact of the collision, no further details about the nature and circumstances of the accident have been made available at this time, leaving many in the community with heavy hearts and seeking answers.
Craig Pottruff Obituary and Funeral Service
As of this moment, the official obituary and funeral arrangements for the late Craig Pottruff have not been publicly disclosed. During this challenging and sorrowful time, it is crucial that we approach the situation with empathy and compassion for the grieving family. Let us honor Craig’s memory by extending our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his loved ones. May he find eternal peace, and may his family and friends find solace in the warm embrace of our thoughts and prayers. As more information becomes available, we stand united in offering unwavering support and keeping Craig and his family close in our hearts throughout this difficult period.