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Manager of World Trade Center Clean-Up Effort is Named Regional Manager
Michael J. Burton, former Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Design and Construction (New York City DDC), has joined URS Corporation as senior vice president and regional manager.
Based in New York City, Mr. Burton manages URS' construction services operations in the Northeast U.S., as well as provides business development and project management support for the Company's Security Services Group. In his previous position, Burton was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the New York DDC, which is the agency that designs and builds the majority of New York City public buildings, roads, water and sewer projects.
Burton's most recent assignment at the DDC was managing the construction and engineering operations for the World Trade Center recovery, stabilization and clean-up effort, the largest peacetime mobilization of the engineering and construction industry in United States history. Burton received the Engineering News-Record Award of Excellence for managing the work at Ground Zero, which finished $700 million under budget and nine months ahead of schedule.
"We are very pleased that Mike has joined URS. Mike is a senior professional with unparalleled experience in emergency response, and program and construction management. His expertise will be a tremendous asset to the URS Security Services Group and will help us better serve our clients on a host of other projects," Martin M. Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of URS, stated.
"I am very excited to have joined URS," Burton said. "My tenure at the New York City DDC, and especially our work at Ground Zero, was truly the experience of a lifetime, and I will miss everyone who contributed to that historic project. But now that our work is complete, it is time for me to move on to new challenges. URS, with its top-flight roster of clients and world class projects, is a compelling opportunity for me, and I am looking forward to working with URS professionals throughout the Company to meet their clients' needs for engineering, and program and construction management services."