Wednesday, January 18 2017
Atlanta, GA — The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com), a leading design, engineering, construction and location consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the promotion of Duane Lofdahl to Vice President and General Manager of The Austin Company Atlanta Operations.
Duane’s career with The Austin Company began in Cleveland’s General Department in 1989 as the Director of Design for newspaper facilities, where he assisted all offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and South America with the planning and design of newspaper facilities. In 1995, Duane moved to Atlanta as the Manager of Facilities Development for the southeast, but continued to support all offices with newspaper facility design.
Duane became a Vice President of Planning and Design and Senior Project Manager in 2005, with his first major project managing the design and construction of Valpak/Cox Target Media’s $55MM headquarters, production and distribution facility in Clearwater, Florida. In 2008, Duane served as Senior Project Manager for projects with Florida Power & Light in Homestead, Florida, and Hills Pet Nutrition in Emporia, Kansas. In 2012, Duane served as Senior Project Manager for the Newsweb project in Chicago, Illinois.
From 2013 to 2016, Duane served as the Project Principal for Austin’s three large projects for Northrop Grumman in Florida: Buildings 228 and 229 in Melbourne and Building 100 in St. Augustine. Since 2015, Duane has been the Senior Project Manager for the Melbourne Airport Authority/Embraer project in Melbourne, Florida.
“Duane’s experience with Austin, his mastery of ‘concept-to-completion’ services, and his business and people skills give him the expertise and ability to be successful in this new role,” says Mike Pierce, President of The Austin Company. “We are fortunate to have someone with Duane’s expertise in this role and look forward to his continued leadership.”
Duane graduated from the Denver Institute of Technology in Denver, Colorado, with a degree in Architecture. He is a Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
About The Austin Company
Austin offers a comprehensive in-house portfolio of services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.
The Austin Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878 and its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Irvine, California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and St. Louis, Missouri; as well as Mexico City and Leon, Mexico. Austin became a part of Kajima USA in 2005 and is a proud member of the Kajima family of companies worldwide. Kajima Corporation is a leading and top ranked, global design and construction organization. Learn more at www.theaustin.com.