The Southwest regional office promotes Scott Salyer to VP of Project Development and welcomes Brian Kinney as VP of Operations
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, promotes Scott Salyer to vice president of project development and welcomes Brian Kinney as vice president of operations. With 50 years of combined experience, Salyer and Kinney will elevate AP to meet demands of the growing industry.
“We’ve seen unprecedented growth at AP’s Southwest office, which we expect to continue over the next couple of years,” said Rob Cortazzo, regional president of AP Southwest. “We recently promoted seven of our current team members into leadership roles and hired six new talented construction professionals to lay the groundwork for our team to effectively respond to the region’s growth in our healthcare, multi-family, industrial, K-12 education and industrial markets.”
The role of vice president of project development was created specifically for Salyer in response to his notable success in his previous roles as senior project manager in AP’s Gulf States region and as a project executive and the vice president of operations in the Southwest region. In this new position, Salyer will be accountable for leading significant pursuit efforts, including preconstruction, estimating, operations and development to meet regional goals. He will work closely with strategic clients and key projects from the preconstruction phase through successful execution. Additionally, Salyer will collaborate with regional leadership, act strategically to drive innovation and new business, manage collaborative team and project processes and provide direction for sales processes, strategy development and project negotiation.
“I joined the company in 2017 and experienced firsthand how AP serves as a trusted advisor to our clients in the Phoenix area market,” said Salyer. “This new role allows me to lead and utilize our talented preconstruction, marketing, business development and operations staff for new, innovative and client-driven solutions that allow AP to maintain its position as a leading firm in the construction space.”
As the vice president of operations, Kinney will provide the Southwest region strategic leadership by managing internal operations and developing new market opportunities while working with the regional leadership team and other areas across the company to build collaboration and market strength. Kinney will lead regional business operations, develop and implement strategic business plans and relationships, ensure excellent operational efficiency and partner with leadership to drive and produce regional market results. With over three decades in the industry, Kinney worked on several projects in the multi-family, senior living, K-12 education and other market sectors. Kinney also brings large project and program experience, having worked on several programs in excess of $100 million. These experiences reinforce his skills in risk management, preconstruction services, driving operations and team leading abilities. As a NAIOP and ABA member, Kinney is committed to evolving his practice and driving business in the construction space.
“I wanted the opportunity to leverage my executive experience in construction operations with a company that values operational excellence, strong partner relationships and quality work,” said Kinney. “AP’s legacy as a top construction management partner extends across the country, so I knew it would serve as the perfect platform to apply my skillset and continue to develop alongside reputable names in the industry.”
Salyer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in construction management technology from Oklahoma State University. He has generated over $1 billion in work across the higher education, healthcare, K-12 education, mixed-use and municipal sectors. Kinney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Kinney worked on multiple projects, including apartment buildings, mixed-use facilities, industrial spaces, senior living centers, special projects, tenant improvements, educational facilities and commercial high-rises.
“Adding highly experienced and proven talent like Brian to our leadership team and promoting Scott into his new role that focuses on project development enables AP to address and capitalize on new and larger opportunities as we surpass $100 million in annual revenue,” said Cortazzo.
AP has maintained an office in Phoenix for more than 30 years and recently strengthened its Southwest region leadership team, including the appointments of Regional President Rob Cortazzo, Director of Business Development Mark Mitchell, and Marketing Director Amara Boesch. AP Southwest is involved in a variety of local industrial, healthcare and K-12 education projects for clients such as Honeywell, Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital, Acadia Healthcare, United Surgical Partners Inc., Candeo Schools, Flowing Wells Unified School District, Douglas Unified School District and the Leona Group.