Construction Industry Leader Named ASCE Fellow

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June 23, 2016
Mike Gwyn

Michael Gwyn

Michael B. Gwyn, P.E., F.ASCE, civil engineer, president of Benham, a Haskell company, and senior vice president of Haskell, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Gwyn is a past member of ASCE’s Construction Institute Construction Education Committee, past vice-chair of NCEES Construction Engineering Subcommittee, past chair and member of the Industry Advisory Council for ABET, and past member and chair of the advisory board and Departmental Fellow of the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, from which he holds a B.S. in civil engineering and a master of engineering. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Construction Industry Institute, and on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte.

His career in the construction industry began in 1981 with Paul N. Howard Company, which specialized in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities. There he filled various estimating and project engineering roles for infrastructure projects with a cumulative value of over $200 million.

In 1986, Gwyn joined J. A. Jones Construction Company and was involved in estimating, project engineering, project management, business development, project controls, and overall business management, spending the last six years as vice-president and International Division Manager. He directly led or participated on teams that delivered more than 25 projects valued at over $1.5 billion. In 2003 the Division was acquired by Fluor, and Gwyn remained as vice-president of operations in the Government Group until 2006. While at Fluor, he was responsible for projects and programs for the Department of State, the U.S. Navy, and FEMA. Projects and programs under his area of responsibility were valued at over $1.5 billion.

Gwyn joined the Benham Companies in 2007, just prior to its acquisition by SAIC/Leidos, and shortly after was promoted to president of Benham Constructors and elected to the Board of Directors. He has been responsible for over 30 projects valued at over $1 billion.

The Benham business within SAIC/Leidos was acquired by design-build industry founder Haskell in April of 2016. Benham is a full-service architecture, engineering, design-build, and EPC business, offering both design and design-build capabilities to a wide spectrum of public and private sector clients. Gwyn is currently leading the regeneration and integration of the Benham brand as a member of the Haskell family of companies.

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