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Skanska Management Team

Michael F. McNally
President & CEO, Skanska USA Inc

Michael F. McNally is one of nine members of Skanska AB’s Senior Executive Team responsible for Skanska’s global operations. As President and CEO of Skanska USA Inc., he is directly responsible for Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction and Skanska USA Civil, which is focused on civil infrastructure. He also drives integration efforts beyond construction across all US business units including commercial and infrastructure development.

Mike McNally

Under Mike’s leadership, Skanska continues to grow and strengthen its presence in the U.S., with more than 9,600 employees in 39 offices and more than 800 active projects across the country, generating $6.7 billion in construction revenue in 2013. Skanska’s major projects include the renovation of the United Nations’ New York headquarters; University Medical Center in New Orleans; Catskill/Delaware Water Treatment UV Facility; No. 7 Line Subway Extension; Innovation, Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University; Kentucky Utilities Coal Combustion Residual Treatment System; Elizabeth River Tunnels/Midtown Tunnel; VTA/BART Silicon Valley Extension; Brooks’ Seattle headquarters; and two major projects at the World Trade Center.

Mike has proven to be a strong advocate for two of Skanska’s most important priorities, safety and sustainability. He played a key role in spearheading the launch of an industry-wide Safety Week, involving 31 national and global competitors who come together with the common goal of eliminating worker injury. Additionally, Mike took a public stance and pulled Skanska’s membership from the US Chamber of Commerce in protest of the chamber’s support of an industry group intent on undermining progress made in the area of green buildings.   Mike received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in the Private Sector Award in 2013.

Mike holds a BSCE degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. Beginning his career as an offshore field engineer in Cairo, Egypt, he has more than 35 years of construction experience and an extensive background in large, complex projects in a variety of market sectors.  Before coming to Skanska 16 years ago in 1998, Mike served as Vice President in charge of construction for Fluor Daniel’s Industrial Group.

Mike currently sits on the national boards of directors for the ACE Mentoring Program and the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure.  He is currently Co-Chair of the YMCA of Greater New York “Strong Kids” Campaign.

Richard Cavallaro
President, Skanska USA Civil

Richard Cavallaro is president of Skanska USA Civil Inc., one of the leading providers of construction solutions for transportation, water, power and industrial clients in the United States.

Richard CavallaroHe is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of this business unit, which provides public and private clients construction services in the civil, mechanical, industrial, marine, foundation and environmental sectors.

Rich’s leadership has been instrumental in establishing Skanska USA Civil as one of Skanska’s top-performing business units in terms of financial results, quality and safety. Skanska USA Civil has been recognized as Skanska’s Business Unit of the Year twice during Rich’s tenure.

Additionally, Skanska has cemented its leadership in safety under his direction. By taking progressive steps to create a culture of safety, his leadership has helped Skanska achieve exceptional incident rates. Personally committed to wellness, Rich has helped introduce company-wide efforts to improve and maintain employee health.

Rich has led an aggressive expansion of Skanska USA Civil’s geographic footprint beyond its successful regions in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest by spearheading efforts to secure work in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Similarly, Rich has paired this initiative with a focus on sharing expertise across the company and exploring how to best implement alternative delivery methods. As a result, Skanska USA Civil can execute all types of projects in any region of the country. He spearheaded the launch of the national Power & Industrial Center of Excellence (COE) in order to support the company’s growing presence in the sector throughout the US.

He also led the effort to streamline the company’s business processes, creating a unified set of practices that increase efficiency from the project site to the office.

Rich joined Skanska USA Civil Northeast in 1996 as a senior estimator, playing a key role in successful bids totaling billions of dollars. He began his career as an airport engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from City College of New York, Rich has spent more than 30 years in the industry.

Rich currently sits on the boards of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Family & Children’s, an organization dedicated to helping vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities in Long Island.

Michael Cobelli
Chief Operating Officer, Skanska USA Civil

Michael Cobelli is chief operating officer for Skanska USA’s civil construction unit, one of the leading providers of construction solutions for transportation, water, power and industrial clients in the United States.

Mike CobelliMichael has been with Skanska for his entire 30-year career, with a strong focus on project execution. He has personally been involved in constructing some of the most complex, heavy civil construction projects in the U.S. His experiences include transit projects such as the JFK Airport Light Rail, tunnel projects such as the 2nd Ave Subway and clean water projects such as the Croton Water Filtration Plant, all in New York. Michael has recently overseen the successful procurements of several other high-profile projects, including the I-4 Ultimate public-private partnership highway project in Florida, the new Kosciuszko Bridge in New York and the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile subway project in downtown Los Angeles.

In his COO role, Michael is responsible for developing regional management teams and assigning operational resources across our civil construction unit as it continues to grow and strengthen its presence across the U.S.  During his time as COO, in the West we have moved from being primarily a Southern California highway contractor to being one of that region’s largest transit, tunnel and marine contractors. The growth of these capabilities in the West have resulted in numerous major project wins for Skanska, including the L.A. Expo Phase 2 light-rail extension, Explosives Handling Wharf-2 at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, L.A. Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement and the VTA BART Silicon Valley Berryessa subway extension in northern California.

In the Northeast, where Skanska is already the leading heavy constructor in the New York area, our civil operations have also grown geographically under his leadership, expanding our reach with offices and projects in such major cities as Boston, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Michael first joined Skanska as a junior estimator after earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Rutgers University. He currently serves on the executive committee for The Moles and the board of directors for The Beavers, both national heavy construction industry organizations.

Bill Flemming
President, Skanska USA Building

Bill Flemming is president of Skanska USA Building Inc., a business unit with approximately 3,000 employees in 26 offices throughout the U.S. He is responsible for overall management and operations, and he sponsors Skanska’s National Green Council, promoting environmentally responsible construction.

Bill FlemmingUnder Bill’s leadership, Skanska has achieved earnings that have exceeded corporate goals and has developed a culture of teamwork, transparency and performance excellence. To capitalize on Skanska’s core markets and expertise, Bill established  Centers of Excellence for the sports, healthcare, federal, mission critical and design-build markets.

Most recently, he served as co-chief operating officer for our Boston, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey operations. In this role, he managed such prominent projects as MetLife Stadium and the Harvard Art Museums.

Before being named co-chief operating officer, Bill served as corporate senior vice president of preconstruction services at Skanska, responsible for streamlining national procurement, cost estimating and design management, including assisting local operations in managing the construction and design processes on design-build projects. He also led numerous science and technology and educational projects, including a University of Massachusetts medical research facility, Hoffman-La Roche multidisciplinary science building and Amgen’s Embrel manufacturing facility.

He first joined Skanska as a senior estimator in 1987.

Bill holds a bachelor of science in construction management and a bachelor of science in architectural engineering technology from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an MBA from Golden Gate University. In addition, he has attended management seminars at the IMD business school in Switzerland and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership in Brussels.

Bill currently sits on the board for Skanska USA Civil Inc. as well as United Way of New York City and the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Mats Johansson
President, Skanska USA Commercial Development

Mats Johansson is president of Skanska USA Commercial Development, which is focused on the development of Class A commercial projects and is committed to delivering sustainable buildings. He is responsible for developing the strategic plan and managing the start up and growth of Skanska’s commercial development portfolio in the U.S.

Mats JohanssonWith Skanska for 17 years, Mats has extensive international experience in the development of commercial real estate. He previously served as managing director of Skanska Property Poland. In addition to overseeing and developing the operation in Warsaw, he grew the business in several other Polish cities where it became one of the leading commercial developers in Poland. Under his management, Skanska Property Poland took a leading role in green building. The development of Atrium City, the headquarters of Deloitte in Warsaw, became the first Polish commercial building to be certified through the European Union’s GreenBuilding Program.

Mats has represented Skanska in a variety of positions, including regional director for Skanska Residential Development in Stockholm, Sweden, business development manager and project executive. He received a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and received extensive executive training in Europe and the U.S. He is also a LEED® Accredited Professional.

Mats is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. He is also on the national committee of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s Office Development Forum II.