Press Release

Balfour Beatty announces leadership upgrades in the US

14 February 2018


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has announced two internal upgrades to its US Executive Leadership team. Leon Blondin will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer of the US Buildings Operations while John Rempe will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the US Civils Operations.

Blondin, having been with Balfour Beatty since 2001, has been promoted from Chief Operating Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Buildings Operations. Having successfully worked on projects in over 30 states he has secured more than $10 billion of new work for Balfour Beatty.

With 36 years of experience within the Heavy Civil Construction industry, Rempe has served 24 of those years with Balfour Beatty. Most recently, Rempe served as the US Civils Operations Chief Operating Officer since June 2016. Rempe has overseen multiple, multi-million dollar projects as Southwest Region Vice President and Regional Manager.

Both Blondin and Rempe will report directly to Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive Officer, Leo Quinn.

Further to these promotions, the following leadership upgrades have also taken place across the US; Eric Stenman has been promoted to President of Balfour Beatty’s U.S. Buildings Operations from his previous role as Chief Operating Officer of the West Coast Buildings Operations in California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. In his new role he will support Leon Blondin in the management of the US Buildings Operations including shared service groups of Information Technology, Risk Management, Human Resources and Legal.     

Mike Phillips has been promoted to serve as President of the company’s Buildings Operations in the Mid-Atlantic, continuing his 31-year career with Balfour Beatty; Pleas Mitchell has been promoted to President of Balfour Beatty’s Buildings Operations in Texas furthering his 28 year career at Balfour Beatty; and Leslee Mallinson, having been with Balfour Beatty since 2000, will take up the role of Vice President of Communications for Balfour Beatty in the United States, joining the US Executive Leadership team to deliver strategic communications advise and brand management. 

All internal leadership upgrades further supports Balfour Beatty’s continued focus on innovation, operational excellence and dedication to investing in talent within the company.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong's first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
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