Los Angeles-based Aecom Technology Corp. has appointed Michael S. Burke, who joined the company in 2005, as chief executive.
Burke, 50, will succeed John M. Dionisio, 65, who has been nominated to be executive chairman of the company's board of directors.
As chief executive, Burke said he planned to expand the company's capabilities. He wants Aecom to be able to design, finance, build and operate projects around the world. In recent years, revenue from the construction business has grown and reached $2 billion, he said.
The company has a big footprint in the city. It recently announced it would develop a high-rise residential building in the South Park section of downtown L.A. with Mack Urban. It also designed and built the
We're "one of the biggest companies in L.A. that most people haven't heard of, but see, touch and feel assets we're involved with all across the city," Burke said.