Balfour Beatty Construction Establishes New
Company Establishes New Region, Promoting Leaders from Within
May 18, 2010 12:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Balfour Beatty Construction has named John Tarpey Chief Executive
Officer of its newly established North Region, which serves markets in the northern half of the United States and
Canada. In his new role, Tarpey oversees strategy and operations for the company’s current Washington, D.C.,
division, expanded National/Federal division, and National Integration group.
“John’s leadership has helped us forge lasting relationships with clients and partners, pioneer new technologies and
delivery methods, and develop some of the most talented teams in the Washington, D.C., area,” said Robert Van
Cleave, Chairman and CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction. “In establishing our new North Region, we knew that
John was a perfect fit for the job.”
Balfour Beatty’s decision to regionalize its operations stems from significant organizational changes and acquisitions
in the past year, which increased not only the size of the company, but also extended the company’s reach into new
vertical and geographic markets. The firm is now positioned to better leverage the talent and resources of the entire
company to deliver the best client service and to support continued growth and expansion, including improved
development and capture of business opportunities.
“Following a regional model, we can offer greater synergy, responsiveness, and collective strengths to the clients we
serve,” explained Van Cleave.
As part of the establishment of the North Region, the company announced several key leadership promotions.
Stepping into Tarpey’s previous position, Steve Smithgall has assumed the role of president of Balfour Beatty’s
Washington, D.C., division. A senior leader with the company since 1997, Smithgall now oversees all management
and operations in the Washington, D.C. area. Reporting directly to Smithgall, Bill McInt