Skanska Announces Brian Thomas as Vice President of Operations for California

OAKLAND, Calif. – (June 12, 2012) – Skanska USA’s building business unit has announced that Brian Thomas has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Operations in California. A 33-year industry veteran, Thomas will oversee operations for Skanska’s Oakland and Los Angeles offices.

In this role, Thomas will support project teams and proposals, oversee superintendent staff and assess self-performance capabilities and best practices. Thomas previously led operations for Skanska’s Seattle office.

“In nearly 20 years at Skanska, Brian’s leadership has increased the efficiency of our project teams as well as project site safety,” said Bruce Holms, Skanska USA Building executive vice president and general manager. “We are thrilled to have his expertise in California, where he will continue to lead the charge in operational excellence.”

Thomas joined Skanska in 1995, and has worked across nearly every major sector that Skanska builds for, including government, higher and primary education, health care, mixed-use, and retail. He will be based in Skanska’s Oakland office.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction networks in the country serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy and water/wastewater. Headquartered in New York with 36 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs approximately 9,400 employees committed to sustainable construction and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which is focused on civil infrastructure, generated $4.9 billion in revenue in 2011, representing 28 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenues. Additional operations in the U.S. include Skanska USA Commercial Development, which pursues commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development Americas, which develops public-private partnerships. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.9 billion in 2011.

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