George Pierson appointed Chief Executive Officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff1 December 2009
Balfour Beatty has announced that George Pierson has been appointed chief executive officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Pierson will retain his position as chief operating officer of PB’s Americas division and Stuart Glenn will continue in his role as chief operating officer, international. Balfour Beatty acquired PB for US$626m in October 2009.
Pierson joined PB in 2006 and in 2008 was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of PB’s Americas operations in 2008. Keith Hawksworth, currently Chief Executive Officer, is to become Chairman, and succeeds Jim Lammie, who is retiring. Both appointments are effective from 1st January 2010.
In a statement, Ian Tyler, chief executive, Balfour Beatty, said: “I look forward to working with George as he leads the Parsons Brinckerhoff team within the Balfour Beatty Group to deliver the exciting opportunities which the combination of the two businesses creates.”