Keller announced the following staffing changes in North America in February.
Brent Byford has been promoted to vice president operations for Keller in North America. Byford holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from Purdue University. He has been with Keller since 2007 as project manager, operations manager, vice president of operations for Hayward Baker (before becoming Keller) and director of equipment. Byford has been part of the construction industry since 2001. Before joining Keller, he worked for a heavy civil general contractor. Byford is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Indiana.
Leon Sampson joins Keller as a vice president of the Prairie Region in Canada. Starting his career in geotechnical and materials testing, Sampson held positions from field engineer, project engineer to project manager. Later, he progressed to general management and leadership roles for teams within Western Canada. For the last 10 years, he has focused on improving health, safety, environment and quality performance, strategy and organization development, operational efficiency, and merger and acquisition opportunities.
George Power has been promoted to operations manager, Keller Canada. With over 20 years in the geotechnical industry, Power began his career with Keller in 2000. He held various positions, including site superintendent, project manager, senior project manager and operations manager for the Prairie Region.
Anthony Passaro has been promoted to project executive focusing on business development in the Mid-Atlantic. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Passaro started at Keller in 2001 as a project manager. In 2013, he became an operations manager for the Southeast area.
Karine Anderson joins Keller as a business development coordinator in the Southeast. With almost 20 years in the industry, Anderson previously worked for Hayward Baker (before becoming Keller) as a project manager assistant and marketing coordinator, and Earth Tech, LLC, as a business development manager.