Aecom appoints new leaders for US East and US West

07 October 2022 2 min. read
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Aecom, a global design and engineering consultancy, has promoted Bane Gaiser to regional chief executive of its US East and Latin America business and Matthew Crane to regional chief executive of its US West business.

Gaiser and Crane will be responsible for strategy, day-to-day operations, and long-term growth for their respective regions.

“As the United States enters an infrastructure renaissance driven by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and greater long-term funding certainty, we are excited for Bane and Matt to take on these new leadership positions and help shape the next generation of infrastructure,” said Lara Poloni, president of Aecom. “Our public and private sector clients are setting increasingly ambitious agendas to make a positive impact in their communities, and the combination of Bane and Matt's depth of experience with AECOM's leading global expertise positions us to deliver on our clients' most complex project demands.”

Based in Chicago, Gaiser has nearly 30 years of industry experience, including eight years at Aecom. He most recently served as managing principal and SVP for the US West Building + Places business, leading the region’s architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and consulting strategy practices.Bane Gaiser and Matthew Crane - AecomBefore Aecom, Gaiser was president of the architecture business at HNTB, a design and engineering consultancy.

He has a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from The University of Kansas.

Based in Minneapolis, Crane has more than 20 years of industry experience, including six spent at Aecom. He previously served as COO of the firm’s US West region, which includes 7,000 employees, 31 states, and $2.2 billion in annual revenue. Before that he was COO of the previously existing US Central region.

Prior to Aecom, Crane spent 15 years at MWH Global (now Stantec), where he was VP and director of project management for the consultancy’s energy and industry business line.

He has an MBA from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Aecom is headquartered in Dallas (until 2021, Los Angeles) and has revenue of $13.3 billion. The firm scaled back its headcount from 86,000 in 2018 to 51,000 people in 2021, as it sold off several businesses in a bid to focus on higher-margin consulting work. The selloff included its civil construction practice, power construction business, and oil and gas maintenance and turnaround services business.