Four Long-Term Employees Promoted to Vice President
October 28, 2016
Construction firm W. M. Jordan Company has promoted four team members to the role of Vice President and Project Executive. All four were previously Senior Project Managers with the firm. Every W. M. Jordan Company project has a Project Executive included in the oversight of p erformance and customer satisfaction. John Angle and Ronald Lauster are based in the company’s Newport News headquarters, while Brooks Ballance and Mark Reilly are based in their Richmond office.
John R. Lawson, II, President and CEO of W. M. Jordan Company, said, “We are pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of our senior staff and continue to find ways to position them to best serve our customers across the region. They maintain operational excellence and client satisfaction, and also mentor the next generation of leaders for our company. It’s a win-win situation for us and for the clients we serve, most of whom are repeat customers.”
These leaders are products of Virginia’s higher education system. John and Brooks are graduates of Virginia Tech, Ron graduated from Old Dominion University, and Mark is an alumni of Virginia Military University.
Everywhere you turn in Virginia, from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to the mountains of Blacksburg, you’ll see evidence of the work one of them has produced. They’ve helped create the places our college students live and study, where we go to be healed from illness, and the places that support the national defense for our country.
John J. Angle, LEED AP is a construction professional with 25 years of experience. John joined W. M. Jordan Company in 2000 as a Project Manager. He’s managed construction of the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Patient Pavilion in Newport News, and Virginia Tech’s Indoor Athletic Training Facility in Blacksburg. He holds professional certifications in sustainable design and construction, project management and healthcare construction. John has served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and held numerous positions in his local church.
K. Brooks Ballance has 32 years of construction experience. Since 1999, Brooks has managed complex projects from W. M. Jordan Company’s Richmond office and served as its Director of Operations. He’s managed construction of VCU’s Critical Care Hospital in Richmond, two Research Education buildings for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Disputanta. Brooks is a Certified Healthcare Constructor and is a member of both the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE).
Ronald J. Lauster joined W. M. Jordan Company in 1997 as a Project Engineer and quickly took on the roles of Quality Control Manager and then Project Manager. Ron’s 24 years of management experience include projects such as the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts at Christopher Newport University, the a Special Operations Center at NAS Oceana and the Restoration of the Historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. Ron’s passion for educating and mentoring is demonstrated by his involvement with Tidewater Community College’s Drafting and Design Advisory Committee and Old Dominion University’s Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Adipsy, a non-profit organization serving cancer patients and their families.
Mark Reilly has 27 years of construction experience. He joined W. M. Jordan Company in 2004. Mark has managed a number of military projects including the AWG Training Complex at Fort AP Hill. Recent projects include a conversion of the historic Central National Bank Building on Broad Street in Richmond to a mixed use housing project and the newly expanded Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mark is a member of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Virginia. He coaches a girl’s high school lacrosse team in his spare time.
“The impact these leaders have had on our company, our industry and our state is inspiring.” Lawson said. “This move provides them with more opportunities to create innovative solutions for our customers as we continue building the places we live, work and play across Virginia and the Carolinas.”
W. M. Jordan Company provides construction management, design build, development, virtual construction, sustainability and contracting services to a diverse clientele in Virginia and the Carolinas. Customers represent health systems, senior living communities, colleges and universities, public school systems, places of worship, corporations both large and small, developers, and municipal, state, and federal government. The 58-year old firm currently ranks #159 on Engineering News Record’s “Top 400 Contractors” and is #15 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, by annual revenue.