Rockville, MD – Grunley Construction Company, Inc. – a large Washington metropolitan area general contractor – is pleased to announce the following promotions and new hires.
George R. Rusk has been promoted to Vice President of Purchasing. George joined Grunley nearly 11 years ago as a Purchasing Agent. He has 25 years of construction experience, and specializes in contract management, estimating and bid preparation, and self-performed work. George has held several key positions within the company, including Labor Manager, Superintendent, Purchasing Manager and most recently, Director of Purchasing. He is the Secretary and a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mid-Atlantic Carpenter’s Training Center. In this new role, George will continue to work closely with the local subcontractor and supplier communities. He will lead the firm’s Purchasing Department with responsibility for the development and execution of all Grunley subcontracts and the procurement of jobsite materials.
Sonya Y. Brown has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Sonya joined the firm in December 2011 as the Director of Marketing and Business Development with 23 years of professional services marketing and business development experience in the engineering and construction industry. Prior to joining Grunley, she served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for 19 years at a large Baltimore-based engineering firm and Business Development Manager for one of the top law firms in the nation. As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Sonya will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the company’s Marketing function including the entire range of marketing planning, proposal development, branding and communication strategies for Grunley’s
business segments. Additionally, she will lead Grunley’s business development efforts in the private market.
Kenneth J. Terry, LEED® AP has been promoted to Deputy Operations Manager. Ken joined Grunley three years ago as a Project Executive, bringing his 20 years of experience in a wide range of commercial, residential and government construction projects to the firm. His professional accomplishments include overseeing the new construction of the National World War II and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials; leading the construction efforts for the repairs to the Washington Monument resulting from the 2011 DC earthquake; and overseeing several large-scale renovation projects at two Smithsonian Institution museums. In this new role, Ken will assist Chip Scott, Senior Vice President and Operations Manager, in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and administering the firm’s projects and programs in operations.
Andree L. Yaap has joined the firm as Interiors Executive. In this role, Andree will lead Grunley’s new service offering of smaller projects for both public owners and private developers and owners in Washington, DC. She brings 19 years of construction experience to Grunley. Andree has served as a Procurement Manager for educational, medical, transportation and municipal projects and led tenant improvement and base building projects on the operations side. Andree’s knowledge of local subcontracting combined with purchasing demands and operations procedures will bode well as she works to expand the firm’s portfolio in key smaller projects for private and public owners.
Grunley Construction is ranked by Engineering News Record among the ‘Top Green Contractors’ and Top 400 Contractors” in the United States.