In an apparent reorganization, Ray Bond, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc., now also is CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction Services,the contractor's Dallas building construction affiliate, a spokeswoman for the latter confirmed to ENR on April 29. Both are units of U.K. general contractor Balfour Beatty Group plc.
In a statement, the firm said construction unit Chairman and CEO Mark Layman, in the role since 2014,“has decided to leave the business.”
But a source close to the firm said his departure was not voluntary. Layman could not be reached by ENR deadline and the company declined comment.
The company said the change was part of a “transformation program to simplify U.S. management structure.”
Bond said the integration will allow Balfour Beatty's US units "to collaborate more closely, operate more efficiently and invest in key skills and technology."
In late March, the building unit elevated two top executives to broader corporate roles. Eric Stenman was named chief operating officer. He had been CEO of operations in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. John Tarpey was promoted to chief of organization development. He had been COO, and previously, regional CEO for the firm's operations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The building construction unit was acquired from developer Centex Corp. in 2007.