DALLAS—The March 14, 2013 – The Texas Division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., has promoted Ben Johanneman to vice president of operations for the Houston office. Johanneman is responsible for leading management  and operations on projects. He will coordinate pre-construction strategy while also serving as the client interface.

Johanneman has worked with McCarthy for nearly 13 years and has extensive experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries, with expertise in problem solving and process improvement, developing long-term goals into actionable strategy, team building, client relations and mentoring high potential employees.

 “The ambition and passion Ben displays for his profession has been apparent from the beginning of his career,” said Mike McWay, McCarthy’s Texas region president. “He has led some of the most challenging projects in the firm’s history and his inherent leadership skills and dedication make him the perfect fit for vice president of operations.”

“Ben’s knowledge and experience have put him at the forefront of McCarthy’s management team and we are confident he will continue to help lead the Houston office as well as the company to increased success and accomplishments,” said Jim Stevenson, president of McCarthy’s Houston Division.

Originally hired for a project in Denver, Johanneman rapidly advanced to project director in just seven short years; in fact, he was one of the youngest project directors in the company. His proven project management success and extensive healthcare construction background prompted McCarthy to relocate him to Houston to lead the design and construction of the $240 million, award-winning Alkek Tower Expansion Project for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Under his guidance, the project was completed ahead of schedule and under-budget. Johanneman is currently leading the $52.3 million University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center expansion project in League City, Texas and the $75 million, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Pavilion in Houston.