Hayward Baker Announces Staff Promotions at Chicago and Dallas Offices

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Hayward Baker, Inc. North America's leading geotechnical contractor, announces staff promotions at its U.S. office locations in Roselle, IL and Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Hayward Baker Inc., North America's leading geotechnical contractor, announces staff promotions at its U.S. office locations in Roselle, IL (Chicago) and Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Kyle Camper, P.E. has been promoted to vice president of the Midwest region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Camper has been employed with Hayward Baker since 2000, serving as a senior project manager as well as division manager. He has in-depth experience in the design and construction of specialty geotechnical projects, along with earth retention, pile foundation and ground modification systems. A graduate of the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign with B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering, Camper is currently on the board of directors of the ADSC, as well as past chair of the Geotechnical Group of the ASCE Illinois Section.

Dan O'Neal has been promoted to vice president, operations for the Midwest and Central regions of Hayward Baker. O'Neal has more than 25 years of experience managing multiple large geotechnical construction projects. In this position he will be responsible for job site planning, operations, equipment, safety and labor negotiations. He has been employed with Hayward Baker since 2000. O'Neal holds a B.S. degree in engineering management from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Brent Byford has been appointed operations manager for Hayward Baker's Midwest region. Prior to this appointment, he served as a project manager for Hayward Baker, as well as holding similar responsibilities earlier at Walsh Construction Company in Chicago. Byford holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Also at Hayward Baker's Roselle, IL office, Shane J. Farr, S.E., P.E. has been promoted to structural and earth support division manager. Prior to this appointment, Farr had served as a project manager for the company. He has more than 10 years of in-depth experience in the analysis and design of structural and geotechnical projects. A graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering, Farr is a licensed structural engineer in the state of Illinois, as well a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Minnesota, New York and North Carolina.

Hayward Baker also announces that Ruel E. 'Ed' Radford has been promoted to vice president of the central region. Radford has been with Hayward Baker since 1993, holding a variety of responsibilities including project manager, operations manager and area manager for the company's Dallas-Ft. Worth and Gulf Coast offices. He is responsible for the oversight of projects and resources in a six-state region including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico. Radford holds a B.S. degree in construction science from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Commenting on the Hayward Baker staff promotions, Steve Scherer, executive vice president, said, "We are pleased to recognize these individuals in our Central and Midwest regions. They have continually demonstrated their superior technical capabilities, project management acumen and customer relations skills, leading to the successful completion of numerous projects covering a wide range of ground engineering technologies from retention systems and compaction grouting to slurry grouting and vibro compaction. All five are playing significant roles in contributing to Hayward Baker's growth and success in these two important regions of the country."

The Chicago office of Hayward Baker is located at 1350 West Lake Street, Roselle, IL 60172. For more information on the services provided by this office,
contact Kyle Camper at 630-339-4300.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth office of Hayward Baker is located at 2724 Prestige Road, Keller, TX 76248. For more information on the services provided by this office, contact Ed Radford at 817-753-7000.

For a complete listing of Hayward Baker regional offices, visit http://www.haywardbaker.com/locations.

About Hayward Baker Inc.
Hayward Baker Inc. is North America's largest geotechnical contractor. Ranked by ENR magazine as the #1 Foundation Contractor, Hayward Baker is the industry leader in applying ground modification technologies to site improvement and remedial work, with a 60-year record of experience. A wide range of technologies are employed in providing foundation support and rehabilitation services, as well as settlement control, structural support, site improvement, soil and slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic stabilization, and ground water control. Every service provided by Hayward Baker is designed to be the most effective, cost-efficient solution, based on a proven track record of performance in the field. Services are provided through a network of more than 20 company-owned offices and equipment yards across the continent. Web site address: http://www.haywardbaker.com/.

Hayward Baker Inc. is part of the Keller Group of companies, a multinational organization providing geotechnical construction services throughout the world. Web site address: http://www.keller.co.uk/klr/.

Contact:
Steve Scherer
Hayward Baker Inc.
813-884-3441
sdscherer@haywardbaker.com

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