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February 12, 2014

For Immediate Release:

RJM Announces Executive Appointment: Project Director – Aviation

Dallas Texas — Randall James Monroe, Inc., a Dallas based global executive search consultancy announces the successful completion of the following executive search assignment for:

Austin Commercial, L.P. Project Director – Aviation

Kent DeRusha has joined Austin Commercial as Project Director Aviation. Prior to joining Austin Commercial, Kent served as Project Director for Walbridge, one of America’s largest privately owned construction companies with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

Kent has more than 31 years of experience managing federal and private sector construction projects. Most recently, Kent has successfully served as Sr. Project Manager for NAVFAC NEXCOM facility located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington D.C. earning the team an Outstanding Rating from NAVFAC. Kent also brings the experience he gained serving as the Project Manager for the new 860,000 square foot Detroit Metro Airport North Terminal Replacement Facility.

As Project Director, Kent’s responsibilities encompass the overall performance of a project which include, but are not limited to: establishing project objectives, procedures and performance standards; development, site safety monitoring and controlling quality, costs, value engineering timing and leading the project team in a daily basis in the field.

About the company — Founded in 1918, Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified construction companies, providing nearly every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction service to a variety of industries. The Company is one of the 10 largest general contractors based in the southern half of the U.S. and is consistently ranked in the top 50 of Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s Top 400 Contractors.

Austin Industries is the managing entity for three operating companies Austin Bridge & Road, Austin Commercial and Austin Industrial encompassing nearly 100 years of experience. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Austin Industries has annual revenues in excess of $1 billion and is 100 percent employee-owned with over 5,000 employee-owners who share a personal, vested interest in the successful outcome of every project.

Randall James Monroe, Inc. is a retained executive search firm specializing in leadership, culture and chemistry fit. The firm brings more than five decades of experience in helping clients find and attract highly talented executives on a worldwide basis.