The Austin Company Announces Promotion of Lofdahl to Vice President and General Manager
ATLANTA, GA — The Austin Company announces the promotion of Duane Lofdahl to Vice President and General Manager of The Austin Company Atlanta, Georgia, operations.
Lofdahl’s career with The Austin Company began in Cleveland, Ohio’s, General Department in 1989 as the Director of Design for newspaper facilities, where he assisted all offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and South America with the planning and design of newspaper facilities. In 1995, Lofdahl moved to Atlanta as the Manager of Facilities Development for the southeast, but continued to support all offices with newspaper facility design.
Lofdahl became a Vice President of Planning and Design and Senior Project Manager in 2005, with his first major project managing the design and construction of Valpak/Cox Target Media’s $55 million headquarters, production and distribution facility in Clearwater, Florida. In 2008, Lofdahl served as Senior Project Manager for projects with Florida Power & Light in Homestead, Florida, and Hills Pet Nutrition in Emporia, Kansas. In 2012, Lofdahl served as Senior Project Manager for the Newsweb project in Chicago, Illinois.
From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Project Principal for Austin’s three large projects for Northrop Grumman in Florida: Buildings 228 and 229 in Melbourne and Building 100 in St. Augustine. Since 2015, he has been the Senior Project Manager for the Melbourne Airport Authority/Embraer project in Melbourne, Florida.
“Duane’s experience with Austin, his mastery of ‘concept-to-completion’ services, and his business and people skills give him the expertise and ability to be successful in this new role,” said Mike Pierce, President of The Austin Company. “We are fortunate to have someone with Duane’s expertise in this role and look forward to his continued leadership.”
Lofdahl graduated from the Denver Institute of Technology in Denver, Colorado, with a degree in architecture. He is a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.