Balfour Beatty Construction

Layman Named President of U.S.-Based Balfour Beatty Construction Services

Dallas, TX, July 21, 2011 --( Robert Van Cleave, chairman and CEO, announced today the in-house promotion of Mark Layman as the new President of Balfour Beatty Construction Services US. In this role, Layman will retain his duties as chief financial officer, while in addition, taking on increased responsibility, providing greater strategic leadership and organizational alignment across the business.

“Together with recent acquisitions, Balfour Beatty Construction Services U.S. represents a business projected to put in place $4.5 billion in annual revenue,” said Van Cleave. “This growth leads naturally to increased business complexity, and creates an opportunity and responsibility to assess our leadership roles.”

“Wanting to put our best foot forward to leverage our growing size and scale meant we needed greater alignment, focus, and leadership at a senior level,” continued Van Cleave. “This created the perfect opening for someone of Mark’s experience, talent, and proven leadership strength.”

In his new role, Layman will continue to serve on the company’s senior leadership team, helping establish and implement national strategies for the U.S.-based construction management, infrastructure, and rail businesses of Balfour Beatty.

During his 22-year tenure with the company, Layman has held positions of increasing responsibility including VP of Finance, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. He holds a B.B.A in Finance from Texas A & M University and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.


About Balfour Beatty Construction Services U.S.
Balfour Beatty Construction Services US offers an extensive range of construction services, including construction management, general contracting, design-build, preconstruction, civil engineering, and rail. The group is comprised of three distinct businesses – Balfour Beatty Construction, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, and Balfour Beatty Rail – and is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues.

Balfour Beatty Construction ( provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through 2,100 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine.

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. ( delivers industry-leading civil engineering and construction expertise for transportation and water projects throughout the United States. With more than 750 employees, the company was ranked among the nation’s Top 25 Domestic Heavy Contractors by Engineering-News Record.

Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc. ( provides construction and maintenance services for the public and private railroad markets across the U.S. The company’s services include industry-leading design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for Class 1 and regional/short line freight, industrial railroads, ports, and rail transit authorities.
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