AECOM names long-time executives as CEO, vice chairman and COO

With John Dionisio at helm, design and management company will continue focus on extending its global business platform...

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2005) -- AECOM, a global design and management company, has appointed John M. Dionisio, 57, effective Oct. 1, as CEO and president, positions previously held by Richard G. Newman, 70, and Raymond A. Holdsworth, 62, respectively. Newman will remain as chairman, and Holdsworth has been named vice chairman of corporate development.

Jim Royer, 59, was appointed COO concurrently, succeeding Dionisio in that role. AECOM has 22,000 employees worldwide and expected annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal year 2005. The company provides design and management services in the transportation, facilities, and environmental markets through a group of operating companies.

"On behalf of the AECOM Board of Directors, I'm pleased to announce these key appointments for our long-time executives. I am confident that with our executive management team's commitment to creating value for our clients and shareholders, we will continue our global growth and professional leadership," said AECOM Chairman Newman.

Dionisio also was named a member of the AECOM Board of Directors. His thirty-plus year career has included senior management positions on AECOM's corporate staff and at AECOM operating company DMJM Harris, which he headed prior to being named AECOM Chief Operating Officer in 2004. "AECOM has an impressive record of global growth, and I intend to build upon that legacy. We take enormous pride in our phenomenal staff and project achievements throughout the world, and will continue to champion excellence in everything we do," commented Dionisio.

Royer has over 35 years of professional experience and most recently served as the head of AECOM's Facilities and Government Groups, following senior management roles in several AECOM operating companies. "I look forward to broadening our global resources to assure that the AECOM group of companies continues to be leaders in our ever-changing profession," stated Royer.

AECOM is a global leader in the transportation, environmental, and facilities markets with projects in more than 60 countries. Named in Forbes magazine's list of the Top 500 Private Companies, AECOM has expected annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal year 2005. AECOM features prominently in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms list in 2005, ranking 1st in transportation, 1st in sewer/waste, 1st in general building and 3rd overall. Further information is available on the web at:


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