John Rakolta, Jr.
John Rakolta, Jr., appointed Director of the Company in August 2011, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walbridge, a privately held, top-50 construction company founded in Detroit in 1916. Walbridge operates offices in North America, South America and the Middle East. Under his direction, Walbridge has grown from a company noted for constructing auto manufacturing facilities in the Midwest to a global firm with experience in airports, commercial, education, federal government projects, and power & energy.
Mr. Rakolta is recognized for his contributions to civic and business endeavors throughout Michigan. He serves as a director on the boards of The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Detroit Downtown Partnership and Business Leaders for Michigan. He is an Executive Committee member of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Rakolta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University in 1970.