BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Jamie Awford has been appointed Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations for exp, a global engineering firm headquartered in Brampton, ON, Canada. Paul Gibson has been named Executive Vice President and Practice Leader for Building Engineering, company-wide. Awford and Gibson will both be based in San Diego, CA, USA.
With more than 20 years of relevant industry experience, Awford's operational leadership within several large U.S.-based organizations has resulted in significant firm revenue growth. Most recently, he was Vice President of Balfour Beatty's Southwest region, where he directed business development, pre-construction services and contract negotiations for large-scale projects.
"Jamie's strong background is well suited to help advance our business objectives in the U.S.," said Jeff Kishel, President and CEO of exp. "His industry knowledge, organizational and sales leadership, and technical expertise, will drive exp's continued growth in the U.S.
Having most recently served as Executive Vice President for the U.S. eastern and western regions; Gibson has led day-to-day regional operations for the firm, spearheading the growth of exp's Building's practice.
"Paul's understanding of our clients' needs and his ability to build solid partnerships has made him successful in the Buildings practice," said Kishel. "I have confidence that he'll leverage these strengths to guide the practice's growth throughout all of our regions. Moving forward, he'll be responsible for targeting and winning major project opportunities and servicing some of our most important client accounts, calling upon the combined resources of the entire company."
With a mission to understand, innovate, partner and deliver, exp provides professional, technical and strategic advisory services related to the world's built and natural environments in six key practice areas: Buildings, Earth & Environment, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. Our heritage dates back to 1928, and today more than 3,400 creative professionals across North America and the globe provide the expertise and experience needed to deliver successful projects for clients. For more information, visit www.exp.com.
SOURCE: exp Global Inc.
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