John has been with Balfour Beatty for more than 20 years of his 35-year career in the heavy civil construction industry. He is a 1981 graduate of Purdue University and a registered professional engineer in Texas.
Thorughout his time at Balfour Beatty, John has held various roles, including director of construction on the $1 billion SH 130 project in Austin, one of the company's first design-build projects, and, at the time, one of the largest design-build projects in the United States. After SH 130, in 2009, he was promoted to southwest region vice president and regional manager, where he oversaw the delivery of the $425 million SH 161 design-build project in Dallas and several bid-build projects. In addition to overseeing traditional bid-build projects for the region, he has led work on the $582 million 183 South design-build project in Austin and the $625 million Southern Gateway design-build project in Dallas.
In 2018, John was promoted to chief executive officer and president of Balfour Beatty's US civils business. In this role, he works closely with other members of the executive team to successfully execute civils projects across the country and grow the company in line with the demands of the rail, highway and water marketplace.