GHD, a global design and engineering consulting firm, has promoted Ted Whiton to executive general manager of its US region. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Whiton, who has more than three decades of civil engineering experience, succeeds Iver Skavdal, who has held the role since 2017. Skavdal will serve in an advisory capacity supporting clients, projects, and other initiatives.
As US leader, Whiton will oversee more than 1,800 people across five regions.
Whiton has been at GHD since 2011, when his previous firm Winzler & Kelly was acquired by the Sydney-based consultancy. He most recently spent four years as general manager of the US West region, and before that was leader of the integrated water management service line in North America.
Whiton previously spent 10 years at Winzler & Kelly, where he was latterly a board member and municipal market director. Before that, he spent 12 years at G.S. Dodson & Associates, where he provided project management and engineering services for water/wastewater infrastructure projects in the Bay Area.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Penn State University and is a professional engineer.
“This is an exciting time for GHD in the US. We’re seeing tremendous growth opportunities across our key market sectors of water, transportation, and environment,” Whiton said. “This growth will be further supported by the US Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which is shining the spotlight on projects that GHD is uniquely qualified to design and manage.”
GHD delivers architecture, engineering, construction, and advisory services in the areas of water, energy, environment, buildings, and transportation. The firm has more than 10,000 people across over 200 offices globally.