Oakland, Calif. – Skanska USA is growing its operations in the Bay Area with three significant hires in its Oakland office, including two industry veterans with more than 25 years of construction experience.
Among the new hires are two Project Executives with years of local experience:
· Andrew Holden joins Skanska after a six-year tenure leading operations for five business units of a major West Coast contractor. In total, Holden has more than 35 years of corporate real estate and construction industry experience across the region. He has significant experience in a variety of market sectors, including tenant improvements.
· Jeff Robinson comes to Skanska after 28 years of work with major contractors throughout California, with a significant focus on work in the Bay Area. His career has included work on hundreds of millions of dollars in projects, ranging from large-scale aviation and education projects to smaller special projects and commercial interiors.
Also joining Skanska is Erick Arevalo, Senior Project Engineer, who will initially work on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s San Carlos Center project.
“Adding more industry veterans to our team helps deliver our clients the service and outcomes they depend on,” said Skanska USA Building Executive Vice President & General Manager Bruce Holms. “As we continue to grow our business in the region, people like these new hires will be instrumental in our success.”
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs more than 8,300 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $5.8 billion in revenue in 2012, representing 30 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenue. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $19.5 billion in 2012. Skanska shares are publically traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.