Granite Names Larkin as Head of Its California Operations
WATSONVILLE, CA Granite Construction Inc. announces that Kyle T. Larkin has been named Senior Vice President and California Group manager. Larkin served as Vice President of Granite's Nevada region and is a 21-year veteran of the company.
"Kyle has proven to be an outstanding leader by focusing on the development and empowerment of his team while creating a culture that is collaborative, strategically focused and embodies Granite's core values," said Granite President and Chief Executive Officer, James H. Roberts. "I am confident that given his vision and focus he will optimize the growth opportunities that lie ahead for our California operations."
In his new role, Larkin will oversee bidding and building activities throughout Granite's vertically-integrated operations in California as well as provide expertise and oversight in areas such as strategic planning, forecasting, estimating, safety, technology and quality. Larkin's promotion reflects Granite's solid succession planning process and its deep bench of talented leaders throughout the Company. He fills the position previously held by Pete Matheson, who passed away in August. Larkin will report to Granite President and CEO James Roberts.
Larkin joined Granite in 1996 as an estimator in the company's Reno, Nevada, operations. From 1996 to 2010, he progressed through the ranks as a project engineer, project manager, chief estimator and manager of construction. From 2011 to 2013, Larkin served as President of Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Granite. In 2014 he was promoted to Vice President and Nevada Regional Manager.
Larkin holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.