Willdan Names CEO of Infrastructure Division
Willdan Infrastructure seeks to expand the company's reach into projects across the infrastructure spectrum
Willdan Group Inc. announced the appointment of veteran infrastructure expert John Rinard as CEO of the new Willdan Infrastructure.
Drawing from Willdan’s 500-plus professionals and complementing its engineering and project management service groups, Willdan Infrastructure seeks to expand Willdan’s reach into projects across the infrastructure spectrum including transportation, ports and freight mobility, water, mining, and heavy civil.
Rinard’s notable projects include the Alameda Transportation Corridor and Southern California Regional Rail Authority's Metrolink system. His U.S. successes led to international prominence on five continents in roles such as Chief Operating Officer/Programs Director for the $65 billion Libya Housing and Infrastructure Program and the $7 billion West Pilbara mining project in Australia.
“Building on Willdan’s superb record, I look to use my history in international large project experience and project delivery to realize significant infrastructure projects here at home,” said Rinard. “We look to take global experience and combine it with U.S. know-how. But this is not about perfection or volume. This is about excellence. We’re looking to build relationships over time and to become a virtual advocate for the public sector through the infrastructure we help them create.”