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Balfour Beatty Construction announces new leadership additions

Sep, 12 2012


(Houston) -- Balfour Beatty Construction made two key leadership additions in the Houston office, appointing Juan Rodriguez Vice President of Public/Private Projects, and Dawn Landry as Director of Business Development.

In their new roles, Rodriguez and Landry will focus on continuing development in the company's core markets of interiors and special projects in Houston and the surrounding area, while expanding into public/private ground-up and education projects. In addition, they will be working to maintain momentum in creating value-based solutions for integrated project delivery, public-private partnerships, design-build and other innovative client applications.

“By appointing Dawn and Juan to these key positions, we hope to embed our brand even deeper in the Houston market, and greatly increase our operational capabilities in large projects,” said Steve Mechler, Division President for Balfour Beatty Construction.

Rodriguez has been with the company for 19 years. He has worked in a variety of roles leading him to this position and brings invaluable experience in pursuing and executing successful ground-up projects. Most recently he served as Vice President of Support Services in Balfour Beatty's Dallas office. He has experience leading multi-million dollar projects, scheduling and quality control. He has been instrumental in organizing regional safety initiatives, sustainability objectives and MWBE goals and will continue these processes, while focusing on the growth of public/private construction in the Houston area.

Landry joined Balfour Beatty Construction in July of 2012. She has spent 20 years in business development, marketing, public relations and economic development roles throughout her career. She has been in Houston for over a decade and brings a vast knowledge of the Houston construction industry; she looks forward to working to expand Balfour Beatty's portfolio in Houston.

“Our goal is to position ourselves for growth as we fully embrace our focus on extending our geographic reach, while also leveraging the resources, subject matter experts, and financial depth of the larger company,” said Doug Jones, Regional CEO for Balfour Beatty Construction. “But at our core, we remain committed to local relationships that were built upon tackling projects large and small across Texas.”

Rodriguez graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Science and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He sits on the board of the Hispanic Contractors Association.

Landry graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. She is active in many local organizations including the Greater Houston Partnership's Economic Development and Real Estate Advisory Committees, Commercial Real Estate Network (CoreNet) in which she is Board Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, and the Texas Economic Development Council.

About Balfour Beatty Construction

A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record for the past two years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit balfourbeattyus.com.

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