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December 2, 2013

For Immediate Release:

RJM Announces Executive Appointment: Vice President Austin Commercial

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 – Vice President California Operations

GG.D. “Gus” Soteropulos has joined Austin Commercial as vice president of the company’s operations in California and will be based in the company’s regional office in Los Angeles. He will report to Ralph Ketchum, senior vice president of the Western Region and Aviation.

“My decision to come work at Austin was an easy one,” he said. “The cultural fit of the company and the opportunity to grow the California market were major points toward accepting the job offer.”

Soteropulos brings 30 years of engineering and construction experience to Austin. Twenty of those years were spent in California where he worked as a vice president for Webcor Builders and Swinerton Builders leading each company’s California operations. He has worked on aviation projects for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport. He has extensive project experience on the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. Federal experience includes projects for the JPL Flight Projects Center in Pasadena, California, and the National Guard Readiness Center in Los Alamitos, California. His varied background also includes private projects such as The Carlyle luxury condominiums, and Woodbury University business and architectural schools.

Soteropulos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Registered Professional Engineer.

“We are pleased to have Gus join Austin Commercial,” said William McAdoo, Austin Commercial president. “California has many opportunities available for us to continue our success here, and Gus brings a competitive advantage to Austin with his extensive experience in this market.”

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.