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    Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, Expands Leadership in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

    July 20, 2015

    SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore. – Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announced today that Portland-based executive Troy Dickson will take on an expanded leadership role as senior vice president and Oregon manager. Additionally, the company announced its Oregon office is now part Balfour Beatty’s newly formed Northwest Division, including Oregon and Washington State.  The announcement follows the scheduled retirement of 20-year company executive and Oregon Division president, John Bullwinkel. 
    In his new role, Dickson will provide direction and oversight for all operations in Oregon, and serve as the top-ranking local executive and spokesperson. He will work alongside the president of the Northwest Division, Dan Peyovich, who continues to lead the Washington office in addition to his expanded Northwest Division leadership responsibilities.
    The Northwest Division was created to offer the combined strengths, skillsets and expertise of the company’s Oregon and Washington State operations to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. The combined team is focused on harnessing its proven ability to consistently deliver high-quality solutions for clients in both states, while maximizing the expanded experience, best practices and knowledge sharing across teams.
    The local Oregon and Washington State offices will continue serving their respective markets as they previously have with local decision-making and the expanded ability to leverage resources across the two geographies as needed.
    Troy Dickson, Senior Vice President and Oregon Manager

    Dickson’s background includes 31 years of industry experience and 18 years of service with Howard S. Wright since joining the firm as a project manager in 1997. During his tenure, he has held many positions, including vice president of the major projects group in Oregon, and most recently, serving as vice president of operations for the West Region of Balfour Beatty Construction.
    Not only has Dickson led many of the company’s most significant projects in Oregon from preconstruction through construction, he has spent the last two years focused on operational excellence both regionally and nationally. His work has resulted in heightened jobsite safety, reduced risk for clients and partners, and an efficient platform for project teams to execute. This new role allows Dickson to focus on Oregon where he will leverage his past success and experience to directly benefit local clients, partners and communities.
    Dickson’s resume includes overseeing the successful completion of many high-profile projects in Portland such as Museum Place South Block Development, Eliot Tower, the Elizabeth, and ODS Tower. He also directed the entire pursuit, execution, and strategy for the operationally and economically efficient and award-winning Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building modernization project. His oversight and thought leadership as part of the integrated project delivery (IPD) team ensured the project achieved its energy and water conservation goals resulting in 60 percent potable water reduction, 55 percent energy reduction, and an EUI of 32 kBTU/SF/yr.
    Dickson holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.
    Dan Peyovich, President, Northwest Division  
    Peyovich began his career with Howard S. Wright in 1998, quickly moving through the ranks of project engineer, project manager, project executive and most recently, president of the Washington State Division. In his new role as president of the Northwest Division, Peyovich will provide strategic oversight for the Oregon and Washington State offices. He will work alongside the local leadership teams in both offices to help leverage collaborations, innovations and best practices.
    Peyovich’s background includes leading projects across multiple sectors including high-tech, healthcare, multifamily, office, hospitality, public, federal, and energy retrofits. Significant projects in Washington include the City Center Plaza office tower in Bellevue, the Inn at Suncadia, and the award-winning Jackson Federal Building Design-Build Energy Retrofit.
    Peyovich is considered a leader in Lean construction innovation and is a highly sought after speaker on topics of integration, innovation and sustainability. He was also recently named one of ENR Northwest’s Top Young Professionals, a competition that recognizes young professionals who have distinguished themselves as innovative thought leaders in the Northwest construction community.
    Part of Peyovich’s success comes from his workforce engagement philosophy and strong belief that a company’s culture stems from its people—a philosophy that came to life in Seattle as a result of a move to a new office location, designed with heavy input from employees. “If I choose only one word to describe our new home, it is ‘connection’,” said Peyovich. “Our space promotes connection to the environment, community, wellness, our history, and our vision for the future. It embodies our culture where our people are both challenged and supported.”  Peyovich looks forward to achieving this same outcome in the new Portland office which will open in the spring of 2016.
    Peyovich holds a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He also volunteers for several organizations including Rebuilding Together Seattle, One Redmond, and the University of Washington Construction Industry Advisory Council.