Granite’s Roberts to retire, Larkin named president

By |  October 2, 2020
Headshot: Granite Construction's James Roberts


James Roberts, president and CEO of Granite Construction, plans to retire but is expected to remain with the company for a period as CEO Emeritus.

In a related move, Granite appointed Kyle Larkin as president and principal executive officer.

“The board of directors has the utmost confidence in Kyle Larkin’s ability to lead Granite and execute the company’s strategy,” says Claes Bjork, chairman of Granite’s board of directors. “On behalf of both the board of directors and Granite’s management team, we thank Jim Roberts for his many decades of dedicated service and wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement from Granite.

“We believe Kyle’s strategic focus and vision will build upon Granite’s success as an industry leader as the company nears its 100th year,” Bjork adds.

According to Granite, Larkin has been an integral part of Granite’s evolution and growth since joining the company in 1996. He has been responsible for day-to-day operations of the company as executive vice president and COO since February 2020.

Prior to his role as executive vice president and COO, Larkin held a variety of positions with successive responsibility within the company. He served as senior vice president and group manager from 2017 to 2019. In October 2019, Granite named Larkin senior vice president and manager of construction and materials operations.

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