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Granite Hires Northwest Operating Group Business Development Manager


In January, Joe Spink, Alaska Region Manager, began his transition to the new role of Northwest Operating Group Business Development Manager.  Granite’s Northwest Group includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.

Joe began his career with Wilder in 1991 after graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering. He received his Professional Engineer license in 1997. Joe joined Granite during the acquisition of Wilder and assumed the role as the Alaska Region Manager in early 2008. Joe will be relocating to Granite’s Northwest Group office in Salt Lake City in 2013. 

Effective January 5th, Derek Betts became the new Alaska Region Manager. Derek was the Nevada Region Construction Manager and has been with Granite for 17 years and has served in a variety of roles in Granite’s Nevada Region. 

Derek began his career with Granite in 1995 after graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in Construction Engineering Management. He progressed through the ranks in Nevada and was the Carson Area & Desert Operations Manager before becoming the Public Works Manager and Construction Manager.  Derek has a strong background in portable construction work which will serve the Alaska Region well due to the variety of remote projects we pursue in the Region. 

About Granite

Granite is one of the nation’s leading infrastructure contractors and is member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Granite is one of the nation’s largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers serving public- and private-sector clients nationwide. In addition, Granite has one of the oldest and most robust ethics and compliance programs in the industry. The Company has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row. For more information, please visit graniteconstruction.com.

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