The Garver Board of Directors announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Williams has been named president and chairman of the board, effective August 13.
Williams succeeds Brock Johnson, who is transitioning to retirement after a nine-year tenure as president. Johnson will remain CEO and will work a reduced schedule as he focuses on health issues that have arisen. Williams will also continue to serve as COO.
“I’m delighted with Dan’s appointment—he brings strong technical and administrative experience to the position, and I’m confident he will build on our successes here at Garver,” Johnson said. “Throughout his career, Dan has served Garver with strong leadership and the highest ethical standards. Dan has been at my side and aided me in leading transformational growth at Garver. Garver will continue to grow and prosper under his leadership. Dan’s new role as president will free me up to spend some more time with friends and family as I focus on my health.”
Williams served as executive vice president and COO since April 2008.
Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and chief engineer for three years. Williams has spent more than 30 years with the company.
Garver offers a full range of engineering services, handling projects in fields such as transportation, water, aviation, energy, federal, development, surveying, and construction management and observation.
In 2009, Garver opened a new $10 million corporate headquarters in North Little Rock and added 120 employees.