Leadership Development across Turner Construction Company

Six Turner Leaders Promoted to Vice President

Feb 20, 2013, 10:12 ET from Turner Construction Company

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that Sam Latona, Cheryl Leweke, Kathleen McCartney, Greg Mersch, Robert Rayborn, and Greg Smith have been promoted to vice president in recognition of their achievements and leadership.

Sam Latona, vice president – preconstruction services for Turner's offices in Texas, joined Turner in 2000 as a project executive. Prior to joining Turner, Sam had a 22 year career in the construction industry. He has served as manager of preconstruction services for Turner's offices in Texas since 2004.

Cheryl Leweke, vice president – senior director, human resources operations, joined Turner in 2000 as a regional human resources director. She was named senior director, human resources operations in 2012. Cheryl served on the collaboration team to establish the partnership with Clark Builders and now also oversees Turner's human resources operations in Canada.

Kathleen McCartney, vice president – senior human resources director, joined Turner in 2003. Prior to joining Turner, Kathleen had a 20 year career in human resources. Since 2009, Kathleen has served as the senior human resources director for Turner's offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Greg Mersch, vice president – operations manager of Turner's Dallas office, joined Turner in 1982. Greg has served as assistant engineer, project superintendent, project engineer, project manager, project executive, and deputy operations manager in Michigan and then Dallas. Greg has served as operations manager of Turner's Dallas office since 2008.

Robert Rayborn, vice president – construction executive, joined Turner's sports and public assembly group as director of business development in 2001 and has served as a construction executive on sports and public assembly projects since 2006. Prior to joining Turner, Robert had a 22-year career in the construction industry, including extensive sports and large project experience. He is currently the construction executive on the Santa Clara Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

Greg Smith, vice president – regional preconstruction manager for Turner's offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, joined Turner in 1986. Greg advanced in his career through various assignments, including assistant superintendent, project engineer, SPD project manager, chief estimator, and manager of Turner's Special Projects Division in Philadelphia.

About Turner Construction Company

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company.  Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers.
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HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world's major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.

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