JE Dunn announced several changes in its Midwest Region executive leadership team. Dirk Schafer, executive vice president and chief operating officer with JE Dunn Construction, will succeed Dan Euston as president of JE Dunn Construction Company’s Midwest Region, effective immediately.
Euston will become president of Innovations 10.01 L.L.C., a JE Dunn start-up subsidiary. Innovations 10.01 develops and implements leading edge technology to improve the construction process and building life cycles. The company also utilizes proprietary products such as Site 10.01, a facility management solution that captures and combines pertinent construction data with building information modeling graphics generated during the building process. Site 10.01 is already successfully improving facility operations, reducing operating costs, and improving building efficiencies at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City.
Euston has been with JE Dunn for 38 years and has been in charge of some of the company’s largest projects, including the Sprint World Headquarters Campus, H&R Block’s Headquarters, Kansas City Power and Light District, and the Nelson Atkins Museum’s Bloch Building. Dan currently serves on the boards of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Area Development Council, and the Kansas City Builders Association. He is also co-chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Schafer has worked at JE Dunn for over 25 years and led the business operations of the Midwest Division, which produces over $1 billion in annual construction revenue. The JE Dunn Midwest region spans beyond the Kansas City metro area with offices in Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis, Springfield, Mo., and Topeka. Schafer is on the board of directors and is past board chairman at reStart homeless shelter. He currently serves as the Prairie Village Planning Commissioner, and serves on the Iowa State University Industry Advisory Council. At JE Dunn, Dirk has been the project executive on many landmark projects, including the National Nuclear Security Administration Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and 2555 Grand. Over the years, Dirk has been dedicated to serving the local corporate development community and not-for-profit clients in the Kansas City area.
“During Dan Euston’s and Dirk Schafer’s tenure at JE Dunn, the company has grown from a few employees primarily in Kansas City, to a company with 20 offices and over 2,000 employees around the country. Their dedication and commitment to JE Dunn has directly impacted our company’s success over the past several decades,” said Terry Dunn, president and CEO of JE Dunn Construction Company.