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Vanir Construction Management Hires Gary Simon as Area Manager for Los Angeles Office

Interim Area Manager Randy Britt to Continue Serving as Vanir’s Chief Sustainability Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vanir Construction Management Inc. announced today that it has hired industry veteran Gary Simon, Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, as Area Manager for the company’s Los Angeles office. Randy Britt, LEED Accredited Professional, who has been serving as interim Area Manager, will continue serving as Vanir’s Chief Sustainability Officer. 

“We are excited for Gary to join the Vanir team in this senior leadership role in a critical market for our clients,” said Vanir’s Chairman and CEO, Dorene Dominguez. “Gary is a proven, respected leader in our industry with decades of experience in the Southern California region.”

With more than thirty-five years of experience in the management of all facets of design and construction, Simon has led the successful delivery of capital projects values at over $2 billion throughout the Southern California region in both the public and private sectors. Simon’s areas of expertise include: hospitals, educational facilities, jails, courthouses, office buildings, airports, hotels, sports facilities, historic renovation projects, central utility plants, wind farms, military base reuse, and public safety telecommunication systems.

In his role at Vanir, Simon will lead all aspects of business operations for the Los Angeles office, including business development, client relations and the day to day execution of business contracts.

“This strategic hire will strengthen Vanir’s position as a premier provider of CM and PM services to our clients in Southern California,” said Vanir’s President, Guy Mehula. “At the same time, this transition enables Randy to devote more time to expanding Vanir’s sustainability services, which is becoming more important to our clients. We thank Randy for his time as interim manager.”  

“I’m excited to join the Vanir team,” said Simon. “Vanir is known for its successful project delivery and exemplary client service, and I look forward to expanding our work in key sectors in the Los Angeles area, including education, health care, justice, transportation and water infrastructure.” 

Simon earned a Masters of Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. He has been actively involved in many charitable organizations throughout the Southern California region. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard University and recognized by the US Department of Defense for “Exemplary Work in Base Realignment.”

A high-resolution image of Simon can be downloaded at http://www.vanir.com/NewsandEvents/Pressroom/GarySimonAIALEEDAPVanirCM.aspx

About Vanir Construction Management

Vanir Construction Management Inc., is one of the nation’s leading, privately-held program, project and construction management firms. Since 1980, it has delivered over $21 billion in construction value to clients in K-12 and higher education, healthcare, justice, water/wastewater, public buildings, transportation and energy markets throughout the United States. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., Vanir has been ranked for more than 25 years by Engineering News-Record as one of the “Top 100 Construction Management Firms.” Visit www.vanir.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Azevedo, Vanir (916) 575-8888
jennifer.azevedo@vanir.com

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