Skanska Promotes Herrera to EHS Director for California

Oakland, Calif. – Skanska USA announced that its building business unit has promoted Kenny Herrera to Environmental Health & Safety Director for California. In his new role, Herrera will oversee all safety initiatives on Skanska’s project sites throughout the state. Additionally, he will have statewide oversight of Skanska’s ISO 14001-certified environmental management system, which aims to address construction’s impacts to the natural environment wherever projects are taking place.

Herrera has been with Skanska since 2002 in various roles in support of EHS. He has been active in the rollouts of many of Skanska’s signature safety programs, including the Injury Free Environment® program, the Choose to Save a Life fall protection effort and the certification of Skanska’s safety management system to OHSAS 18001 standards.

“Kenny has a personal conviction to safety, working to ensure that we all go home safely every night,” said Skanska USA Building Executive Vice President and General Manager Bruce Holms. “His passion sets a great example for every employee, showing how every one of us is responsible for the safety of our coworkers.”

Herrera earned an MBA from George Fox University in addition to an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. He served six years in the United States Air Force and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

About Skanska
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 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 $5.8 billion in revenue in 2012, representing 30 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 $19.5 billion in 2012.

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