WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, announced today that John Barron has joined the firm as executive vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager. Mr. Barron will be responsible for overseeing business development activities as well as operations throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. A seasoned industry leader, he will focus on driving the growth of the company in new markets in addition to aggressively expanding its current market share.
"Having overseen successful contracting businesses in the Washington metropolitan area, John brings an outstanding, multi-decade career to our organization," said Daniel P. McQuade, chief executive of Tishman and AECOM's construction services practice. "We are excited to welcome him to our firm and look forward to his leadership in further advancing our regional practice."
With nearly 30 years of general contracting and construction management experience, Mr. Barron has expertise building robust businesses across a variety of sectors, including commercial, residential and government. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for the Washington Building Congress, and he is an active member of the D.C. Building Industry Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Association of General Contractors.
"Tishman has developed an impressive reputation for building icons around the world, and I am thrilled to be joining their team," added Mr. Barron. "With tremendous opportunities ahead, I am eager to start working toward realizing the company's vision and expanding on its history of achievements in the Mid-Atlantic region."
Prior to joining Tishman, Mr. Barron served as president of Foulger-Pratt Contracting, LLC, where he was responsible for overall firm performance with a major emphasis on business development and strategic planning. He holds a master of business administration degree from Virginia Tech and a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia.
About Tishman Construction
Founded in 1898, Tishman Construction, a wholly owned AECOM subsidiary, is one of the world's leading builders, currently managing construction for the 1,776-foot-high One World Trade Center, the Javits Convention Center expansion and renovation in New York, the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and phase one of Greenland USA's Metropolis mega development in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Known for successfully managing complex, iconic projects, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 450 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation. More information on Tishman Construction can be found at www.tishmanconstruction.com. Follow Tishman on Twitter at @TishmanBuilds and like Tishman Construction on Facebook.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2013. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.