Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
Laddie Irion was named today by HNTB Corporation as senior vice president and national aviation market sector leader. Irion brings more than three decades of experience in strategic management, business development and aviation leadership positions. He has worked on more than 100 aviation and airport projects in the United States and abroad. He served as principal-in-charge on a number of projects associated with large-scale airport expansion programs, including work in Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong.
“As someone who has delivered multimillion dollar projects for multibillion dollar programs, Laddie is a proven aviation leader with a unique understanding of our industry,” said Ken Graham, CEO of HNTB’s infrastructure practice.
In his new role at HNTB, Irion will work closely with leadership and aviation professionals to help achieve the firm’s aggressive strategic goals and broaden the range of value-based services that HNTB provides aviation clients. The firm’s many signature aviation projects include design of the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport; engineering and design services at Los Angeles World Airports; design and construction management of runway status light implementation at airports across the country; and design of the runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
“No firm knows airports better than HNTB,” Graham said. “Laddie and our team of aviation professionals are dedicated to addressing the traffic, technology and security demands of airports in the 21st century.”
Before joining HNTB, Irion was director of air transportation for URS Corporation, where he was responsible for directing the air transportation business line. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He is active in leadership positions in a number of industry associations and organizations, including Airport Council International-North America, American Association of Airport Executives, Airport Consultants Council, and Aero Club of Washington. He also was an appointed member of the Airport Working Group of the U.S. Joint Planning and Development Office from 2005 to 2010.
Irion will be based in the firm’s Tampa office and work with aviation clients across the country.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.