Promoted from within, 26-year Skanska veteran’s teamwork, leadership skills, and significant experience leading complex and large campus projects across the life science, education, aviation and technology sectors made him the right choice
SEATTLE, WA - Skanska today named Lew Guerrette, a 26-year company veteran, as executive vice president and general manager overseeing its building and construction operations in Seattle. Guerrette will assume his new role on November 1 and will join the Skanska USA Building leadership team.
“Lew has been instrumental in growing and developing our teams and business in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region. During his career, he has earned the respect of his colleagues and clients and deservedly so,” said Paul Hewins, president and CEO, Skanska USA Building. “Whether working on a large high-tech campus project or in the life science, aviation or higher education space, Lew has shown a remarkable ability to understand our clients’ vision and translate that into what we do best. That’s why I’m particularly excited to work with him as he leads our Seattle office into the future.”
“Since joining Skanska, I have had the pleasure to work alongside and learn from incredible mentors and colleagues who are committed to excellence, safety, integrity, sustainability and creating places that make a positive contribution to our communities,” said Guerrette. “That’s why I’ve spent nearly my entire career at Skanska. It’s also why I’m thrilled to take on this new role and to lead and grow this world-class team and build new opportunities for Skanska throughout the region.”
Lew has 29 years of experience in the construction industry, most recently serving as Vice President and Account Manager for Skanska in Seattle, a role he has held since 2018. Lew’s career includes overseeing several marquee projects for key Skanska clients including Microsoft, Boeing, Amgen, Amazon, Celgene, University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University, among others.
Lew is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.