Skanska announces West Coast Civil team leadership change

Sweden-based contractor and developer Skanska has announced shifts in leadership for its USA Civil operation’s West Coast team. 

As part of his transition toward retirement, Mike Aparicio, based in Pasadena, California, will step aside from his current role of executive vice president of the West Coast region to become senior vice president of operations. He will stay in that role into next year to help with strategic transitions, according to the release.

Senior vice president James Bailey, who is based in Riverside, California, has worked with Skanska since 2009, and he will move into Aparicio’s role as executive vice president. Ryan Clayton, who joined Skanska in 2001 and since worked on projects across the U.S., will be promoted to senior vice president, general manager. He will oversee day-to-day operations of the West Coast Civil division in his new role.

Aparicio joined Skanska in 2008, delivering infrastructure jobs like the Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 project. Completed in 2016, the 6.6-mile rail extension for the Exposition Rail Authority connects Culver City, California, to Santa Monica, California.

“It is with a blend of emotions that I share that Mike Aparicio will be transitioning toward retirement,” Don Fusco, president and CEO of Skanska USA’s Civil operations, said in a statement. “Mike has been a force in the construction industry and a huge asset to our team over the last 15 years.”

The changes are effective Aug. 7.

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