Construction equipment

Brian Connolly | construction equipment

Age: 32 years old

Company: Kiewit Infrastructure

Education: Universal Technical Institute, Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Professional achievements: In October 2013 I was selected to be the Project Equipment Manager for the $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge Replacement Project, a bridge that connects New Jersey to Staten Island, NY I am currently in charge of all purchasing and selling equipment for the project with an expected cost of $30 million, tracking and controlling equipment downtime, repairing and servicing equipment, supervising all staff and trades people working in the equipment department, training, authorizing crane operators, ensuring all cranes on the project remain current with OSHA/CDAC and New York City standards, and teaching and enforcing a safety culture in our department.

Off the clock: Spending time with my family, attending sporting events, hiking, and spending time in the garage working on my car and motorcycle.

Favourite book: “Winning”, by Jack Welch. It is a must read for anyone in the field of management. The book provides an excellent overview of the business world and offers simple, powerful and proven management practices.

Extracurricular: I am actively involved in the National MS Society, regularly contribute and volunteer for Cure Search, and am an assistant coach for my daughter’s soccer team.

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