Skanska USA announces executive leadership changes in Virginia/North Carolina
Skanska USA Building has promoted Greg Peele to executive vice president/general manager for the Virginia/North Carolina region, while also hiring a new staffer, Mark Balling, as vice president/account manager for its Virginia operations.
In his new role, Peele will oversee all office functions in North Carolina and Virginia along with the development and implementation of strategic regional business plans. A 27-year industry veteran, Peele has spent the last 16 years with Skanska, most recently as senior vice president of Skanska’s Virginia operations. At this post, Peele contributed to the success of the University of Virginia Health System University Hospital expansion, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University and the new dining hall at James Madison University.
In addition to his duties with Skanska, Peele serves on the President’s Board of Economic Development Advisory Council at Norfolk State University and the Dean’s Advisory Board and the MBA Board of Directors at the UNC-Greensboro Bryan School of Business.
Balling brings more than 29 years of construction experience to the Skanska team with a focus on key growth markets for Virginia, including K-12, higher education, healthcare, research and development, and government (county, state, federal). In his new role as vice president for Virginia operations, he will be responsible for client strategies and implementing operational best practices.
Both men will be based in Skanska’s regional headquarters in Durham, N.C.
Skanska USA Building has completed more than 300 projects in North Carolina and Virginia. Over the past 10 years, it has completed nearly $2.7 billion worth of work and currently has $1.3 billion of work in progress in the two states. The majority of those projects are in the higher education and healthcare sectors. They include the Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion, the University of Virginia Health System University Hospital expansion in Charlottesville and the James Madison University East Tower replacement in Harrisonburg.