Pullen will support growing portfolio of aviation pursuits
Skanska USA announced today that Dwight Pullen has been hired as senior vice president and director of its Aviation Center of Excellence (COE). He will replace MacAdam Glinn, who moves into a new role as account manager and senior vice president for Skanska’s South Florida operations. Pullen will lead all business development and marketing for Skanska’s aviation pursuits and provide aviation construction market analysis throughout the U.S. Additionally, he will be responsible for developing internal aviation construction talent to support Skanska’s aviation portfolio across the U.S.
With domestic air travel at an all-time high, the market for aviation construction and renovation continues to expand to meet a growing number of travelers. $14.3 billion is estimated to be spent per year between now and 2017 on upgrading facilities
“Dwight’s insight into the rapidly changing market and his leadership of diverse and multi-talented teams will be invaluable as airlines, airports and operators continue these upgrades,” said Larry Casey, executive vice president, chief strategy and markets officer at Skanska USA Building.
Pullen brings more than 20 years of industry experience, primarily in the aviation sector, to his role at Skanska. He most recently served as vice president and global director of aviation at CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., where he led the company’s global strategy for aviation. Pullen’s experience around the world includes his work on Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport terminal redevelopment program, Philadelphia International Airport’s capacity enhancement program, Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Station, Abu Dhabi International Airport’s expansion program, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s development program. He will be based in the Denver metro area, where he has his home.
Pullen is an active civic participant and current board member of both the Denver Metro YMCA and New Beginnings Training & Education. He previously served on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Downtown Denver Partnership and Caring for Others, Inc. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Skanska’s centers of excellence are comprised of aviation, healthcare, sports and entertainment, federal government, power and energy, life sciences, and mission critical. Each center provides business development support, industry knowledge, training, and strategic development to local Skanska teams across the country.