Celebrating New Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents of Turner Construction Company

February 09, 2017

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce new officers: Ed Baldwin, Andy Heitmann, Kevin Jenkins, Theresa Schroeder and Brad Simmons have been promoted to vice president.

We are also pleased to announce that three officers, Peter Hamill, Chris Beck, and Ben Kaplan have been promoted to senior vice president.

Ed Baldwin is now serving as vice president and chief procurement manager for Southern California and the Southwest Region.

Ed joined Turner Universal’s preconstruction department in 2004, and in 2006 was promoted to purchasing manager. In 2014, he was promoted to regional procurement manager for the Southeast, his most recent role.

Andy Heitmann is now serving as vice president and construction executive in Kansas City.

Andy joined Turner in Southern California, serving as an estimating engineer, an assistant superintendent, and a cost engineer before transferring to the Kansas City office in 1996. In 1997, he was promoted to superintendent, and in 1999, he transferred to purchasing. The following year, he took on an assignment as a business development engineer, earning a promotion to business development manager in 2004. He served as purchasing manager from 2005 to 2007 when he was promoted to project executive. In 2014, he was named account executive, his most recent role.

Kevin Jenkins is now serving as vice president and business manager for the Carolinas.

Kevin joined the Special Projects Division of Turner’s Washington DC Office in 2001, serving as a field engineer and as a superintendent before transferring to the Carolinas in 2005. He served as a cost engineer until 2007, when he was promoted to project manager for Special Projects. In 2009, he was named manager of the Special Projects Division in the Carolinas, a role he served in until his promotion to business manager—his most recent role—in 2015

Theresa Schroeder is now serving as vice president, Community and Citizenship.

Theresa joined Turner’s Atlanta office in 2004 as a marketing coordinator, quickly making the transition to Community Affairs (now Community and Citizenship). In 2011, she was named community affairs director for Atlanta. In 2014, she was promoted to regional community affairs director for the Southeast her most recent role.

Brad Simmons is now serving as vice president and operations manager of Turner Universal.

Brad joined Turner’s Chicago office in 1997, serving as a field engineer for both Main and Special Projects Division jobs until 2001, when he accepted an assignment as a senior project manager in the Special Projects Division. In 2006 he transferred to the Southeast, to serve as a project manager for Turner Universal. In 2015, he was promoted to operations manager of Turner Universal, his most recent role.

Peter Hamill is now serving as senior vice president of New England.

Peter joined Turner’s New York office in 1987, serving as a field engineer and a superintendent until he transferred to the company’s Boston office in 1993. There, he completed assignments as an engineer and a superintendent before transferring to Estimating. He earned a promotion to senior estimator in 1999. The following year, he was promoted to project manager, and in 2001 to senior project manager. In 2002 he was named project executive. Two years later he was promoted to deputy operations manager for Boston. He was promotion to vice president and operations manager in 2008. In 2014 he was promoted to vice president and general manager of the Boston office. His most recent role included leadership of the New England region.

Chris Beck is now serving as senior vice president and general manager of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Chris joined Turner’s New Jersey office in 1996, serving as a field engineer and a superintendent for both Main and Special Projects Division jobs until 1998, when he was promoted to project manager in the Special Projects Division. In 2002, he was promoted to manager of business development for New Jersey. He then served as manager of the Interiors Special Projects Division for the Houston, Texas office. In 2005, he was named business manager for Casualty and Surety, now known as Risk Management. He was promoted to vice president in 2006. He transferred to the Philadelphia office in 2012, to serve as vice president and general manager. In his most recent role his role expanded to include leadership of the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New Jersey offices.  

Ben Kaplan is now serving as senior vice president and general manager, Global Critical Facilities.

Ben joined Turner’s New York office in 1987, as a field engineer with the Interiors department, also serving as an estimator and a superintendent for mechanical and electrical trades before transferring to the Philadelphia office as a purchasing agent in 1994. He earned a promotion to purchasing manager in 1995, and project manager in 2000. The following year, he was named manager of Philadelphia’s Special Projects Division. In 2003, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of Turner Logistics, a role he served in until 2010, when he was named vice president and general manager of Global Critical Facilities, his most recent role.

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