OAKLAND, Calif. – August 13, 2012 – Skanska USA’s building business unit announced Jason Groshart and Drew Smith have each been promoted to the position of Vice President/Account Manager. Groshart will work from Skanska’s Los Angeles office, while Smith will be based in Oakland.
“As our business grows more and more in California, we need to make sure we have leadership in place to support our projects as well as new opportunities,” said Skanska Executive Vice President and General Manager Bruce Holms. “Jason and Drew have both exhibited their abilities to lead our project teams, as well as proven to be successful with managing existing client relationships and sharing Skanska’s approach with new clients.”
Groshart has 19 years of experience in the industry, 17 of which were spent in southern California. He started with Skanska in August 2005 and holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University. He is certified as an Inspector of Record by the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development, which makes him a valued asset to Skanska’s teams building healthcare projects in the state.
Smith has 25 years of industry experience and first joined Skanska in 2006. He has a wealth of experience in the bio-pharma industry and has been leading Skanska’s work with a major Bay Area client in that field. Smith is an active member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico.
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 36 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs approximately 9,400 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 $4.9 billion in revenue in 2011, representing 28 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenues. 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 Americas, 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 $18.9 billion in 2011.