Despite the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a busy season for the construction industry in the U.S. A joint venture between global engineering company Mott MacDonald and Reston, Virginia’s Bechtel Corporation recently completed construction of the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Milpitas and Berryessa / North San Jose stations. The new stations are part of the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Extension Program.
In Florida, Missouri-based JE Dunn Construction completed modernization work at Tarpon Springs High School. The project involved, among other things, upgrading the interior systems of various facilities and the construction of a new 12K sq ft building.
Meanwhile, a joint venture between Arizona’s Sundt Construction Company and Nebraska’s Kiewit Corporation recently received recognition for work on the Ina Road / I-10 interchange in Tucson. The American Public Works Association’s Arizona chapter named the project the 2020 Public Works Project of the Year.
COVID-19 did, however, hurt South Korea’s Doosan Bobcat, whose performance in the first half of 2020 was notably hit. Analysts nevertheless believe the construction equipment maker will rebound in the second half of the year if market indicators in the U.S. are anything to go by.
And on the topic of construction equipment, the board of directors of John Deere has named John Stone president of the company’s construction, forestry and power systems businesses. Stone has been with John Deere since 2002 and most recently served as Intelligent Solutions Group SVP.
Bechtel Corporation, JE Dunn Construction, Kiewit Corporation, Doosan Bobcat and John Deere are home to five competitive intelligence executives that ArchIntel has profiled below.
Andrew Patterson, Global Manager for Strategy and M&BD for Infrastructure at Bechtel
Andrew Patterson is the global manager for strategy, marketing and business development for infrastructure at Bechtel, an engineering, construction and project management company that caters to customers across the industry and the federal government.
As a long-time executive at Bechtel, Patterson has accumulated over 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, taking on roles in the company’s global infrastructure, mining and minerals, and power businesses. He led the execution of Bechtel’s infrastructure projects globally, primarily in Africa, after serving four years as the company’s president for the Africa region, according to his LinkedIn profile.
From 2010 to 2013, Bechtel appointed Patterson as sector manager for roads, bridges and industrial cities, as well as business development manager for civil infrastructure. For nearly two years, he was deployed as a commercial manager for prime contracts in Kosovo, where he took charge of the construction of a large motorway infrastructure. The project was finished a full year ahead of schedule and went on to receive the Program Management Award in the International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards and the Engineering News-Record Global Best Projects Award.
In addition, he filled in the role of business development manager for Bechtel Civil Infrastructure for over two-and-a-half years. In the role, Patterson was responsible for large infrastructure projects in Latin America, North America and Europe. One of his key projects in Latin America was the development of the Panama Canal’s new third set of locks.
In 2006, Patterson served as lead civil engineer for Bechtel’s Alcoa aluminum smelter project in Iceland.
He joined Bechtel in July 2002 as lead construction and engineering coordinator for AT&T telecommunication projects in the U.S.
Kim Williams, Marketing Director for East Region at JE Dunn Construction
Kim Williams is a certified professional in supply management who has been serving as director of marketing for the East Region at JE Dunn Construction since June 2013.
Williams specializes in marketing communications, marketing management, strategic initiatives, competitive intelligence, contract and relationship management, market research, desktop publishing and public relations.
She joined the commercial construction company after spending more than two years as a marketing manager at Skanska USA Building, a New Jersey-based project development and construction group that provides services to various industries, including education, life sciences, health care, government and aviation, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Williams also worked at Gilbane Building Company as a senior coordinator of national sales and marketing services. She spent her first six years at the family-owned construction and real estate development company as a marketing manager.
Prior to joining Gilbane, Williams was a marketing coordinator at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company that provides professional design solutions for architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.
She held the same role at HOK, an American design, architecture, engineering and planning company, and at Osgood & Associates, a financial services provider headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from East Carolina University.
Kamal Mohan, Business Intelligence Analyst at Kiewit
Kamal Mohan serves as a business intelligence analyst at Kiewit, an Omaha, Nebraska-based provider of construction, engineering and mining services.
Mohan has expertise in visualization tools, including Tableau, Microstrategy BI, Microsoft Power BI and SAS Visual Analytics, and databases like IBM DB2, SQL Server Management Studio, MS Access and Oracle SQL Developer.
At Kiewit, Mohan is responsible for gathering business requirements from project teams to develop interactive dashboards in Power BI.
Mohan also refreshes datasets, creates data alerts, develops a standalone brick data load status report within Power BI and automates and transforms existing reports in Tableau, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Prior to joining Kiewit, Mohan was a business analyst at Louisiana-based digital solutions provider CenturyLink, where he leveraged his expertise in data visualization tools and databases to measure the performance of planners and project managers, allocate new projects and track the status of multiple projects.
In February 2015, he joined HCL Technologies as a senior executive after completing his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Sri Sairam Engineering College. Mohan was tasked with creating dashboards and an internal invoice portal system, serving as a single point of contact from offshore for contract authorization, and coordinating with the project management office and project managers to conduct assessments.
Mohan holds a master’s degree in information systems and business intelligence from University of Colorado Denver. He also completed a full-time post-graduate certification program in business analytics at SSN School of Advanced Career Education.
Ryan Delahoyde, Director of Business Strategy at Doosan Bobcat
Ryan Delahoyde is a nine-year veteran at construction equipment manufacturer Doosan Bobcat, who is serving as director of business strategy focused on forecasting and strategy development and execution.
Delahoyde leads a team tasked with researching and analyzing economic trends to advise management on business implications and recommend changes to strategy or operating plan and oversees the development and execution of a long-term business strategy by evaluating organizational strengths and weaknesses and communicating with functional leaders.
He also researches market and competitive intelligence, identifies areas of opportunity for product and market expansion or acquisitions and partnerships and provides recommendations based on research and studies of competitor strategies and movements, his LinkedIn profile said.
Delahoyde joined Doosan in July 2011 as a demand planning manager, a role he held for more than four years before being appointed as manager of forecasting and economics.
Prior to joining the South Korean company, Delahoyde spent more than four years at Citi as an analyst responsible for supporting customer service operations, developing performance analysis and assisting operations in setting budgets. He also interviewed candidates for analyst positions, trained new hires into current roles and developed training courses for exercising influence, building diversity and individual leadership.
Delahoyde holds a degree in government from Harvard University and has demonstrated experience in data analysis, business strategy, competitive analysis, forecasting and strategy.
Derek Riddle, Manager of Research and Analysis at John Deere
Derek Riddle serves as the research and analysis manager at John Deere, a machinery company based in Moline, Illinois, that provides advanced products and services for customers in multiple sectors, including agriculture and construction.
Since taking on the role in February 2016, Riddle has been in charge of John Deere’s enterprise strategic and competitive intelligence functions. Riddle’s responsibilities include producing weekly and quarterly industry awareness publications, maintaining vendor relationships for research resources and market research report purchasing and supporting long-range enterprise risk identification and mitigation processes, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Under his leadership, John Deere’s weekly industry awareness publication circulation rose by 19.2 percent in 2019, reaching over 11K readers. In addition, the company’s quarterly awareness publication grew by 55.1 percent while patent awareness publication and ad hoc research increased by 27.1 percent and 18.6 percent, respectively. Riddle was also responsible for expanding coverage on previously neglected areas of research including forestry and road construction.
During his 11-year career at John Deere, Riddle has also served as a senior business information analyst. In this role, Riddle advanced the company’s open innovation initiative and engineering function by providing competitive intelligence, technology research, intellectual property research and quantitative analysis.
Prior to joining John Deere, Riddle worked for McKinley Foundation as its first director of development. For two years, he was tasked with increasing endowment and defraying costs of bond-financed construction projects in preparation for a capital campaign. He also maximized accounting functions, fundraising, membership and volunteer management to ensure the successful implementation of a customer relationship management project.
In 2006, Riddle briefly served as the associate director and grants consultant at Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers, where he helped prepare the organization in hosting the AmeriCorps volunteers.
Earlier in his career, he was tapped to serve as director of individual gifts at the Opera Company of Philadelphia and prospect research manager at the Franklin Institute.
Riddle earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from William & Mary before completing his master of library and information science degree in business information and Master of Business Administration degree in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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