On the move

April 5, 2014 

Batson-Cook promotes Barksdale, names Appleton, Rigney, Schoendorf to senior vice president

Batson-Cook Construction, headquartered in nearby West Point, Ga., has made several moves in its Atlanta office.

They include promoting David Barksdale to chief operating officer and naming three senior vice presidents -- Kevin Appleton, Curt Rigney and Dave Schoendorf -- while hiring Jason Waddell as director of construction technology.

Barksdale now oversees all construction operations for the firm's four offices in West Point, Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. He had served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Atlanta office since January 2011.

Appleton now oversees all health-care construction, having worked in that sector for more than 20 years. He is a certified healthcare constructor, the highest level of certification by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. He's also a LEED accredited professional.

Rigney is responsible for private commercial development projects and is now leading the SkyHouse program, which includes $661 million in new high-rise multifamily construction across the Southeast. He is a past member of the Engineering News Record Southeast Top 20 under 40 Construction Professionals list.

Schoendorf will focus on private development projects. He joined Batson-Cook in 2013 after 24 years at a competing firm, where he served as a senior vice president and ran three offices with revenues of more than $1.5 billion in projects, including health care, high-rise, residential, religious, education, assisted living, commercial offices, parking deck and mission critical projects.

Waddell, as director of construction technology, is responsible for implementing the company's "Building Information Modeling" software and solutions, which is used during pre-construction and construction.

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