Mountain States People: Construction business updates for June 2018
The Weitz Co. has promoted Bruce Porter to executive vice president and general manager of its Rocky Mountains business unit in Denver. Porter has been with Weitz since May 2014, leading business development in the region while supporting product lines nationally.
Michael Brown and Rebecca Terrazas have joined Hyder Construction as project managers. Brown specializes in ground-up medical and renovation projects, and Terrazas works in high-tech and health care construction.
Wheeler Machinery Co. has appointed Bryan Campbell as president and Jonathan Campbell as executive vice president. Rob Campbell, former president, and Paul Campbell, former executive vice president, have assumed the roles of chairman of the board and vice chairman of the board, respectively. Bryan Campbell began his career at Wheeler in 2002 in the warehouse, pulling parts. Since then, he has worked as a sales representative, service manager, product support sales manager and, most recently, as vice president of product support.
PCL Construction Enterprises Inc. has hired Dale Koger as vice president and general manager for PCL’s sports division and Gary Birdsall as vice president in the same division to grow the firm’s sports portfolio. Koger has led more than $20 billion in sports facilities projects, including the new stadium in Los Angeles for the Rams and the Chargers. Birdsall has provided professional services on more than 20 sports projects and has built convention centers and Olympic facilities.
HDR is expanding its leadership team and capabilities in the Dakotas and Wyoming. Jason Kjenstad has been promoted to Dakotas/Wyoming area manager. With HDR since 1999, he most recently worked in operations for the area’s transportation group. Kjenstad replaces Mike Coleman, who was promoted to North Central water program lead. Coleman has been with HDR since 2008 and serves water clients across 13 states. Paul Sanow has joined HDR as a transportation project manager. He will focus on municipal and roadway engineering.
Shannon Rogers, senior vice president, GE Johnson Construction, has returned to Colorado Springs from Oklahoma City following the firm’s expansion into the Central U.S. in 2014. Mike Dennis and Scott Miller have been promoted to operations managers to oversee project teams currently working in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and California. Jonathan McDonald was promoted to construction manager. He led the Agilent Apothecary project in Frederick, Colo.
White Construction Group has promoted Chris Haugen to president. Haugen joined the firm in 1997, and in his 21 years at White, has performed numerous jobs within the company. Tim White, founder and former president, and Doug Decker, 28-year veteran and former vice president, will transition into the board-level positions of chairman and vice chairman, respectively. JR Keller has been promoted to vice president of operations, and Bill Thomas becomes the firm’s vice president of finance.
JE Dunn Construction has promoted four leaders in its Rocky Mountain division. Jason Oltman becomes a vice president, Matt Ogle is a senior safety manager and Justin McFadden and Zach Benbow are senior project managers.