Riley Construction’s growth throughout the Chicago – Milwaukee corridor has prompted the company to make several key personnel changes and additions.
New Employee and New Position
Riley is pleased to welcome Project Executive Dan Sullivan to the Chicago office team. Sullivan brings over 16 years of industry experience to his role, which will focus on executive leadership of Riley’s Chicago-area projects and oversight of the office’s strategy and operations.
Chris Siefert, a 16-year Riley team member, has accepted the newly created position of Vice President of Strategic Projects. In his new role, he will oversee the planning and execution of the company’s largest and most complex projects in key markets, particularly the pharmaceutical sector.
“Bringing Dan to the team, as well as allowing Chris to focus his expertise on strategic-level projects, are both decisions based on the steady and measured growth Riley has enjoyed in recent years,” said Matt Prince, President of Riley Construction. “The changes reflect our optimism for the future.”
Ben Kossow, who joined Riley in 2000, was recently promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations. Kossow was an integral part of the company’s growth in the Milwaukee metro area and will continue to lead that office as well as provide oversight of the entire company’s field resources. He will also manage Riley’s safety, Lean/Quality Control, Virtual Design and Construction, and Project Development departments.
Erin Anderson, a 17-year Riley employee, accepted a promotion to Vice President of Project Management. She will lead the company’s project management strategy and ensure that customer service and value are delivered on every Riley job.
John Delavan has been promoted to Vice President of Preconstruction. He joined Riley in 1996 and is largely responsible for creating the company’s dedicated Preconstruction Department. In his new role, Delavan will continue to lead a team of world-class estimators as well as manage Riley’s IT group.
Erik Dillon joined Riley in 2006 and most recently served as a Senior Project Manager before his recent promotion to Project Executive. Dillon will use his extensive industry experience to provide high-level oversight of jobs in the Southeast Wisconsin area, particularly in the industrial and healthcare sectors.
“It’s exciting to note that every one of these promoted employees has been with Riley for their entire careers,” said Prince. “That speaks volumes about how the company values its people and is a direct reflection on our commitment to our core ‘HIFI’ values of Humility, Integrity, Flexibility and Initiative.”