Two heavy construction industry executives, Bruce E. Grewcock, president and CEO of Kiewit in Omaha, Neb., and Stephen J. Barlow, recently deceased president of J.F. White Contracting Co. in Framingham, Mass., have been selected for top honors by The Moles, one of the industry’s foremost construction organizations, as a result of their distinguished careers in the heavy construction industry.
The awards will be presented at The Moles’ Annual Award dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at The New York Hilton Hotel. Grewcock will receive the Non-Member Award, and on behalf of his father, Joshua Barlow will accept the Member Award.
Bruce E. Grewcock
Grewcock, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executives program, joined Kiewit in 1982 as chief engineer at Black Rock Butte Mine in Wyoming. He was subsequently promoted to vice president and operations manager. In 1992 he became president of Kiewit Mining Group, and was promoted to division manager of construction operations in 1994. In 2000, Grewcock became president and chief operating officer of Kiewit. He assumed the role of chief executive officer in 2005, becoming Kiewit’s fifth CEO. Under his leadership, Kiewit has experienced tremendous growth; increasing revenues from $4.1 billion in 2005 to $10.4 billion in 2011.
Stephen J. Barlow
Barlow, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, began his career with Northeast Construction Co. He joined J.F. White in 1982 as a superintendent. He advanced to project manager, and subsequently to president, overseeing major projects at the Deer Island Sewage Treatment plant; Amtrak Northeast Corridor foundations; and seven projects on the Boston Central Artery project, totaling $1.4 billion. In 2008, he undertook the position of onsite project director of the $1.4 billion Ultraviolet Water Treatment Plant in Valhalla, N.Y. Barlow served as president of The Moles in 2011. After a courageous battle, he succumbed to cancer in August 2012.