JACKSONVILLE, FL – As part of its growth and expansion strategy, Haskell is pleased to announce several important promotions and role shifts:
Pete Kinsley, previously the Division Leader for Water, has been promoted to President of the Government, Health and Public Services (GHP) Group. Pete joined the Water Division as a Manager of Project Development in September 2002 and was quickly promoted to Division Leader (Director) before becoming the division’s Vice President in 2008. Pete has provided extraordinary leadership over the past years and has made the Water Division one of our premiere teams within the company. His leadership has been essential in the acquisition and integration of H.R. Gray as well as developing exceptional strategies to position Haskell in the water/wastewater market. Pete is also active in several industry groups including DBIA, where he is currently serving as a member of its board of directors, and the Water Design-Build Council, where he is a board member and past President.
Prior to joining Haskell, Pete spent several years at M.A. Mortenson Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has been very involved in the development of a bright and talented team within GHP and we look forward to his continued success in the role as Group President.
Mark Higby has been promoted to Senior Vice President for the Government Facilities Division. Mark joined Haskell as an Assistant Project Manager in 1987 upon graduating from Auburn University with his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction. He spent many years working in the Commercial sector and quickly moved through the ranks as Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director and Vice President (2004). In September 2005, he was transferred to lead the Government Facilities Division in the Civil/Public Facilities (now GHP) Group.
As he continues to lead the Government Facilities Division, Mark will be directly responsible for creating, developing and growing new strategic markets with an immediate focus on major ports and harbors. His experience in dealing with federal entities and project logistics will be very beneficial for this strategic initiative.
Bryan Bedell has been promoted to Division Leader for Water. Bryan joined the Water Division in 2010 as the Director of Business Development and he has been instrumental in the growth of sales as well as providing a vast network of contacts in the water market. In the role of Division Leader, he will provide overall leadership to the Water team and will continue to develop strategies for that market. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Utah. He is also Haskell’s alternate member representative to the Water Design-Build Council board.
Brad Slappey, who has served for two years in a dual capacity as Group President for GHP and CFO, will return to his principal role of EVP/CFO and will focus heavily on our mergers and acquisitions strategy. Brad joined Haskell in 2006 in the position of Controller and Vice President of Finance and Accounting. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he received a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Financial Executives International (FEI) and is on the Northeast Florida Advisory Council of Urban Land Institute (ULI).
"These promotions are explicitly designed to help us grow the business over the coming years, while maintaining and improving operational excellence. I am very confident they will achieve that goal," said Steve Halverson, Haskell’s Chief Executive Officer.