Black & Veatch names John Murphy head of global construction & procurement

Black & Veatch names John Murphy head of global cosntruction & procurement

Black & Veatch announced Monday it has selected John Murphy to lead the company’s global construction and procurement operations, a division that contributed more than $800 million of the company’s total revenue in 2012.

Murphy began his career as a design engineer and moved to project management. He has been responsible for direct hire construction operations in the early years of the company’s merit shop operation and led the global procurement organization in the formative years of the division, according to Black & Veatch.

The construction and procurement division, which formerly focused on power and power delivery projects, now includes work in energy, oil and gas, renewable, water and telecom services, Black & Veatch stated.

Murphy will be replacing Hal Smith, who has been with Black & Veatch for 45 years and will retire at the end of 2013. Murphy will work with Smith in a transitional role until Smith’s retirement.

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