Rich Driggs has been named President of Heery International, following Bill Heitz, who retired on July 1st after 34 years with the company. Driggs is only the fourth leader of Heery International since George Heery founded the firm in 1952.
In this role, Mr. Driggs is responsible for driving growth and overseeing the operations of the Atlanta-based company’s 22 offices around the country. He will report to Greg Kelly, COO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Heery’s corporate parent company.
Mr. Driggs joined Heery in 2012 as the National Director of Construction Management. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President with Lend Lease Corporation, where his duties included Head of Integrated Solutions, and Head of Operations for the greater United States. In all, he spent 21 years with Lend Lease and its predecessor company Bovis Lend Lease. Mr. Driggs received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Purdue University.
“We are delighted to have Rich take the helm at Heery International,” Mr. Kelly said. “Rich has a strong vision on the direction that Heery needs to go in order to successfully navigate the constantly evolving design, construction, and planning industry.”
Heery International is an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and design-build firm with offices nationwide and is the US Buildings operating company of Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading professional services firms. (www.heery.com)