Scancem veteran takes top post at Granite Construction

Sources: Granite Construction, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff

Heavy/civil contractor and regional construction materials producer Granite Construction has named Claes Bjork as chairman and director, succeeding the retiring William Powell. Bjork served as chief executive officer of construction giant Skanska AB, Sweden, from 1997-2002, and had held various executive positions within the company beforehand, including chairman of the Scancem Cement subsidiary.

“Mr. Bjork’s experience as a global infrastructure leader, his deep industry knowledge, as well as his deep understanding of [our] business and competitive environment made him the ideal candidate to serve as chairman of the board,” says Granite President and CEO James Roberts.