Skanska, a leading global construction and development firm, announces that Gary Orton has joined the company as vice president and account manager for its building operations in the Baltimore & Washington, D.C. metro regions.
In this leadership role, Orton will be responsible for spearheading the regional building operation’s strategic focus on the health care and life sciences sectors.
“Gary is known for his dedication and loyalty to clients and his coworkers, and as a leader and innovator,” said Dale Kopnitsky, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Building’s Washington, D.C. metro operations. “With an in-depth knowledge of our market, he has been involved in every aspect of project delivery. Gary was with Skanska early in his career and it is great to have him back. We look forward to his contributions as he reinforces our local connections and strengthens our relationships in this region.”
Orton brings more than 30 years of experience in all phases of construction operations including: estimating, scheduling, quality, purchasing of major equipment and trade contracts, field supervision, project management expediting, cost control and safety training. During his career he has served as project engineer, project manager and project executive on numerous building projects totaling more than $1.5 billion, with specific expertise in health care, laboratories and higher education facilities.
Orton joins Skanska from Gilbane where he was vice president/director of healthcare. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. In the U.S., Skanska’s core operations include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties, which together generated $7.6 billion in revenue in 2019. As a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.7 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has offices in 28 metro areas with 7,900 employees nationwide. Skanska is an industry leading innovator in both safety and project execution, and offers competitive solutions for both traditional and complex assignments to help build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $18.7 billion in 2019.