NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today that Gregory Hodkinson will take over the role of Chairman. Hodkinson is joined by Deputy Chairmen Tristram Carfrae and David Whittleton. Together they will lead a global group of more than 11,500 staff members with turnover in excess of US$1.7 billion.
"Arup's strategy is quite simply to deliver the best quality work for our clients across all sectors," Hodkinson explains. "I believe that we have the right people with the right skills to add even more value in vitally important areas such as resilient city development, transport, water and low-carbon energy, so that's where we aim to refine our focus."
Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and is a passionate believer in Arup's mission to 'shape a better world'. He brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects to the new role including several in the US and Canada: JetBlue, British Airways and Delta Airlines terminals at JFK International in New York; New Terminal Development for Toronto's Pearson International Airport; Fulton Street Transit Center, and Second Avenue Subway in New York.
Gregory Hodkinson joined Arup in 1972, having been inspired by the firm's work on the Sydney Opera House. He worked on major urban development and transport projects in Australia and the UK, before leading the firm's expansion in the US in 1988 as a Founding Principal of the New York office. Hodkinson became Chairman of the Americas Region in 2004, a role now held by Mahadev Raman. In 2011, Hodkinson moved to Milan to lead the firm's European business and was subsequently appointed Chairman of the global Group by the Arup Trustees as of April 1, 2014.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)
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