OAKLAND, Calif. – Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced it has promoted Brian Thomas to Senior Vice President of Operations for its building construction unit in California.
A 38-year veteran of the construction industry – including the last 21 with Skanska – Thomas leads Skanska’s project personnel, including all of Skanska USA Building’s California superintendents, helping them find new ways to work efficiently and more safely. In 2015, he launched the company’s self-perform steel operations in California, giving Skanska a new way to provide value to its customers in sectors such as healthcare, aviation, higher education, life sciences and sports.
“With more and more clients asking us for lean delivery methods, Brian’s knowledge of all facets of project delivery have been key to our growth in the market,” said Skanska USA Building Chief Operating Officer Len Vetrone. “While he is a champion for safety and increasing efficiency, Brian is also a leader when it comes to mentoring employees across our business. He has truly put his years of experience to work to show that construction can do great things for clients and for careers.”
Thomas began his career in the field and worked his way from Ironworker Superintendent and Estimator to General Superintendent. He was promoted to the role of VP of Operations for Skanska’s Seattle office in 2006 before moving to California to oversee operations in 2012.
Brian and his wife Linda live in the Bay Area.
About Skanska USA
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2015, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.1 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.4 billion in 2015. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.